The MIT Libraries
provide students with many tools for scholarly research. (Photo by MIT OCW.)
This course features a set of Flash™ animation tutorials
on conducting library research.
This freshman course explores the scientific publication cycle, primary vs. secondary sources, and online and in-print bibliographic databases; how to search, find, evaluate, and cite information; indexing and abstracting; using special resources (e.g. patents) and "grey literature" (e.g. technical reports and conference proceedings); conducting Web searches; and constructing literature reviews.
Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .swf.