Library Instructional Materials
Since you can't come to the library, let us come to you! The resources below can help you to navigate the library's website, databases, and other resources. You'll also find links to support information literacy skills like evaluating sources and reading research articles. Need a guide for something you don't find here? Let us know! Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introducing the Library
Moraine Valley Library: A short overview of resources, services, and spaces
Using the Library Online
Searching a Database
Guides for searching some of our most commonly used databases:
Guides to Google Searching
Evaluating Sources for Credibility (video from NCSU Libraries)
ACT UP Method for Evaluating Sources (guide from Salem State University LIbrary)
SIFT (The Four Moves) (from Mike Caufield)
Research Article Overview (4 minute video)
Reading Research Articles (8 minute video)
Subject specific guides listed alphabetically
Moraine Valley Library’s Citing Sources Guide: Provides resources for citing in both MLA and APA styles.