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Resource Tutorials

Tutorials that will help you learn how to find, use, and evaluate resources to use in your research.

Online Lessons

Video tutorials that will help you learn how to find, use, and evaluate resources to use in your research.


For more in depth lessons take a look at our information literacy modules in blackboard, or the lessons below:

Embed in Blackboard

Our online Information Literacy Modules or tutorials are located in Blackboard.

  • Welcome to the Library: brief orientation to the Library
  • Choosing a Topic: techniques on how to focus and brainstorm on a topic
  • Finding Books and Articles: how to use OneSearch to find books and articles
  • Plagiarism and Citing: the importance of plagiarism and the specifics of different style manuals

For step-by-step instructions on how to access the ILMs:

  1. Login to Blackboard
  2. Click on “Hot Spots” tab
  3. Look in Library Modules section
  4. Click Enroll link next to Information Literacy Modules

Or you can watch the following video: How to Enroll in the Information Literacy Modules


Video Tutorials

How to use OneSearch

This tutorial will show you how to access and use the OneSearch discovery tool. (direct link)


Narrowing Your Topic & Finding Key Words

This tutorial will give you some ideas for how to narrow your topic before doing research using the resources at the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State. (direct link)


The Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

This tutorial describes the anatomy, or different parts, of a scholarly article. By the end of the tutorial, you should be able to quickly determine whether an article is scholarly or not. (direct link)