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International Students Library Guide

This guide is designed to help international students use the URI Libraries.

InfoRhode Tutorials

Welcome to InfoRhode!

These short information literacy tutorials will help you to learn, or to refresh, basic college-level information research skills. They explain how to find, evaluate, and cite books and periodical articles using the University Libraries' catalog and databases.

You don't need to watch the tutorials in a specific order, but we have listed them in a way that could guide you through a beginning library research process, and you can choose whether to watch the videos or read segments at your own pace using the PDFs.

For more assistance, librarians at the Info & Research Help are available to help you find what you need. Stop by the Library, call (401) 874-2653, or click here for live chat assistance.

You can view the tutorials individually below, or as a playlist on YouTube.

The Basics of College Level Research

Why Can't I Just Search Google?

How Can I Develop an Effective Search Strategy?

How Do I Find Books?

How Do I Locate Books in the Libraries?

How Do I Choose the Best Databases for My Research?

How Do I Find Journal Articles?

Evaluating Sources

Scholarly and Popular Sources

Why Cite?

How Do I Cite My Sources?

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