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Library Videos and Tutorials

created by UHMC librarians for UHMC students

Mobile Library Scavenger Hunt 
Explore the library spaces, services and people.

This is an interactive scavenger hunt that takes place in the library. Student use a mobile device (their own or one borrowed from the library) to complete a series of activities throughout the library. A paper version is also available. It takes about 30 minutes to complete and can be done individually or in a group. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a class activity. 


Library Technology & Art Mobile Game
A point-driven mobile game through which students explore technology, art, and art book collections in the library.

This is an interactive scavenger hunt that takes place in the library. Student use a mobile device (their own or one borrowed from the library) to complete a series of activities throughout the library. It takes about 30-40 minutes to complete and can be done individually or in a group. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a class activity. Recommended for art classes and for those students who have already completed the Library Mobile Scavenger Hunt. 

 


How to Spot Fake News Tutorial

Introduces students to source evaluation strategies for identifying and working with fake news online. 

NOTE
: An extended version of this module is available that includes a practice session for students at the end. This extended version is called How to Spot Fake News - Deep Dive and is available here


Library Online Scavenger Hunt 
Explore the library website, search systems and self-help learning tools.

The new, mobile-friendly library website is more than just the library's web presence. It is a search system, a teaching tool, and the library's online store front where you can easily search for books and other research materials, book a group study room, watch how-to videos, live chat with a librarian, and more.

Designed with the "distant learner" in mind, but beneficial for all students, this activity introduces students to the search systems, help pages, and other useful features of their library online.

 


Introduction to Academic Research Tutorial 
Explore the foundations and expectations of college-level research.

This tutorial is designed to introduce students to college-level information literacy and academic integrity skills and concepts. This tutorial includes short videos and reflection and quiz questions. It is recommended that students complete this tutorial before starting their first research project. 


My Research Notebook
A Google Drive research notebook that is easily shared with classmates, instructors and librarians. This is a recommended activity - a good next step in learning about the research process - for those who have completed My Library Packet. 

Part 1: Choosing a topic and topic mapping, developing keywords, and selecting databases to search. 

Part 2 - coming soon: Search strategies, evaluating sources, and integrating sources (citations). 

Talk to your librarian about customizing the research notebooks to meet the needs of your class or assignment. Each notebook should take an estimated 45-60 minutes to complete.