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Library Research Tutorial

Welcome to the Xavier University Library Research Tutorial!


This tutorial contains 6 lessons:

Lesson 1: The Library Research Process - explains the purpose of library research
Lesson 2: Source Types - provides an understanding of information sources
Lesson 3: Evaluate Sources - shows how to evaluate information sources
Lesson 4: Prepare for Research - offers ways to prepare for researching
Lesson 5: Find Sources Effectively - demonstrates how to find information sources
Lesson 6: Use Responsibly - covers how to use sources correctly

How to navigate the tutorial:

  • Complete the lessons in the order they are presented.
  • Use the "Next" buttons, available at the bottom of each page, to proceed to the next page.
  • The quiz after the lessons is a great way to test your comprehension of what you learned in the tutorial. Your instructor may require that you take it.
  • At the end of the tutorial you will find options for contacting a librarian for help with your research.

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Faculty Information
Interested faculty can have the tutorial content added into their Canvas courses by the librarians.
For questions about the tutorials, contact Christine Mueller at


Select the "Next" button at the bottom right of this page to get started.