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ENGL 1900: Library Research Tutorial

Library research tutorial for students in English 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric & Research at SLU.

Getting Started


The English 1900 Library Research Tutorial consists of 6 modules designed to help you develop your information-seeking and evaluation skills. The tutorial takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes and can be completed in several sessions.

Information for Instructors

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the English 1900 Library Research Tutorial, students will...

  • Identify how to access research help and resources via the SLU Libraries in order to meet their current and ongoing information needs. (Module 1) 
  • Broaden or narrow a research topic in order to fit the scope of an assignment. (Module 2)
  • Describe the characteristics of different kinds of information sources used in the scholarly research process (scholarly, popular, etc.) in order to use them effectively. (Module 3)
  • Utilize the SLU Libraries Catalog and SLUth Search Plus in order to find a variety of sources on their research topic. (Module 4)
  • Assess the credibility and relevance of information sources in order to select appropriate resources for their research project. (Module 5)
  • Recognize when and why to cite sources in order to use information ethically. (Module 6) 

Assigning Modules

Modules should ideally be assigned separately, as the tutorial as a whole will take approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Attribution & Sources

Creative Commons License 

The Saint Louis University Libraries English 1900 Library Research Tutorial is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

It is adapted from the General Library Research Tutorial by Benedictine University Library, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Questions about this tutorial should be directed to Jamie Emery, Research & Instruction Librarian/Professor.