• A Balanced Plateful: The Pyramid of Evidence

      Hewitt, Rebecca; SUNY Polytechnic Institute (1/1/2016)
      The Pyramid of Evidence is a hands-on, active learning exercise which helps students develop a framework with which to evaluate source authority in an academic setting and within discovery tools. It is interactive, rooted in constructivist pedagogy, and has built-in assessment. Learning outcomes for this exercise include: students will be able to explain why the “best” sources in a high school context are different from the “best” sources in a college context; students will be able to rank sources based on their authority in a college context; students will be able to differentiate sources by authorship and publication process; students will be able to list the characteristics of a peer-reviewed, scholarly or academic source; students will be able to differentiate between sources based on authorship: scholars, professionals, and users; students will be able to describe the role and significance of editing in the production of research material; and students will be able to independently evaluate sources and rate their authority.
    • Boolean Operator Tutorial

      Saunders, Adam R.; Morrisville State College (4/1/2015)
      This tutorial will guide you on what Boolean Operators are and how the different operators of And, Or, Not function will performing a search through the library databases or catalog. An interactive element of this tutorial will allow you to build your own Boolean Operators and test your knowledge of the subject matter.
    • Creating an Account for the SUNY Digital Repository

      Hyams, Rebecca; SUNY Maritime College (1/1/2015)
      This video will walk you through how to create an account for the SUNY Digital Repository on DSpace at https://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu Creating an account will allow you to submit your scholarship to the SUNY Maritime Faculty Scholarship collection
    • Creating Search Strategies for School of Nursing

      Higgins, Molly; Stony Brook University (4/1/2015)
      Abstract: This video introduces you to some of the ways you can make sure you find what you’re looking for. Using PubMed as an example, we discuss broadening and widening a search. Directed at undergraduate nursing students. One of five videos made for the SoN.
    • Developing Keywords for Your Research

      West, Brandon; SUNY Oswego (1/1/2014)
      This is a concept-based video tutorial called "Developing Keywords for Your Research." It covers the basics of identifying concepts from your research topic and developing synonyms.
    • Finding Books and eBooks for Research

      Zahor, Theresa A.; Farmingdale State University of New York (1/1/2015)
      This tutorial demonstrates to our students how to find books and ebooks for their research. This sessions explains the result list in our library catalog as well as demonstrates how to locate and navigate through ebooks.
    • Finding Quality Sources with Google

      Wing, Dawn; Suffolk County Community College (1/1/2015)
      This tutorial shows you how to find quality sources online by limiting search results to specific web domains using Google.
    • Identifying Sources Tutorial

      Saunders, Adam R.; Morrisville State College (4/1/2015)
      This tutorial is designed to help you through identifying the different types of sources you will use in your research and find at the library. Each section will cover different book, article, and website types with a quiz included at the end of each to test your knowledge of the subject.
    • Library of Congress Classification: How books are organized in Academic Libraries

      Jenks-Brown, Angelique; Huber, Aleshia A.; SUNY Binghamton (2/15/2016)
      This Library tutorial covers the history, purpose, and deciphering of the Library of Congress Classification to teach students how efficiently find books for their research.
    • Locating and Analyzing a SWOT Report

      Zahor, Theresa A.; Farmingdale State University of New York (1/1/2015)
      This tutorial will show you how to use the library search box to locate SWOT Reports on a specific company. This demonstration covers analyzing components of a SWOT report so students can research the strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and threats to a company.
    • Sample Annotated Bibliography and Guidelines

      Capurso, Judy M.; SUNY Ulster County Community College (10/1/2013)
      Students are given a set of guidelines and a sample annotated bibliography to guide them in creating entries for a variety of sources. They assemble all their entries into a formal Annotated Bibliography as their final assignment.
    • Tips for Evaluating Information

      West, Brandon; SUNY Oswego (1/1/2014)
      This is concept-based video tutorial titled "Tips for Evaluating Information." It covers the basic ideas associated with information evaluation including authority, accuracy, and timeliness. It is designed to introduce first-year students ideas about what to consider when using a resource for their research.
    • Uploading your Files to the SUNY Digital Repository

      Hyams, Rebecca; SUNY Maritime College (1/1/2015)
      This video will walk you through how to create an account for the SUNY Digital Repository on DSpace at https://dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu Creating an account will allow you to submit your scholarship to the SUNY Maritime Faculty Scholarship collection
    • Using CINAHL for Nursing Research

      Zahor, Theresa A.; Macinick, James; Farmingdale State University of New York (1/1/2015)
      This tutorial will show you how to search for articles on the CINHAL Plus with Full database. CINHAL (the Cumulative index to nursing and Allied Health Literature) is one of the most frequently used undergraduate nursing databases. Students will learn how to refine and limit their search results.
    • Using Databases (PubMed) School of Nursing

      Higgins, Molly; Stony Brook University (4/1/2015)
      Abstract: This video introduces you to some of the places you can search for nursing literature, and how to use them. Using PubMed as an example, the video discusses some of the common tools of databases. Directed at undergraduate nursing students. One of five videos made for the SoN.
    • Using Search Everything to Locate Journal Articles

      Zahor, Theresa A.; Farmingdale State University of New York (1/1/2015)
      This tutorial demonstrates to our students how to use the Search Everything tab on our library home page to locate academic journal articles, limit the search results and focus a topic by expanding search terms.
    • Website Evaluation Tutorial

      Saunders, Adam R.; Morrisville State College (4/1/2015)
      This tutorial will guide you on how to evaluate a website using the CRAAP test. CRAAP stands for currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose. Using this test you will be able to assess a websites content to determine if the information provided is appropriate for college level research. It will direct you on where to look for this information, from looking at when a webpage was last updated, checking external links, to identifying the top level domain.