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Forsyth Library Tutorials

Use these videos, tutorials, and other tools to learn about Forsyth Library, how to use Forsyth Library's resources and services, and tips for research, writing, and citing.

About the Bilingual Tutorials

The following tutorials are also featured on the English/Chinese Research Guide and include English and Chinese voiceover and text to introduce library research concepts and tools.

Search.library.fhsu.edu

Visit http://search.library.fhsu.edu/ to start searching the Forsyth Library catalog. This URL will skip the image-heavy homepage for quicker loading times and access to the library resources abroad.

How to Use This Guide

Using Tutorials

Browse the tutorials to learn about Forsyth Library, how to use library resources, research skills, and tips for writing and citing for research papers and projects.

Feel free to incorporate these tutorials and learning objects into your courses and orientations. From the table to the right, click the thumbnail or title to link to the VidGrid video or guide. Use the description to copy/paste the embed code for using it in Blackboard.

If you have questions about using Forsyth Library, Ask a Librarian or email refserv@fhsu.edu.

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Bilingual Tutorial Videos About Library Research

Searching Library Resources / 对图书馆目录进行基本搜索

This bilingual video helps students learn how to search for resources from search.library.fhsu.edu:

  • How to search for scholarly articles in the library catalog
  • How to apply filters to only see results that can be accessed electronically from anywhere in the world
  • How to see more detailed information about the article
  • How to view an article electronically

bilingual tutorial about searching the library catalog with mandarin voice over and text

Reading Research Articles / 阅读学术文章

This bilingual video helps students learn about how to reach scholarly articles:

  • Parts and written order of a scholarly article: abstract, intro, methods, results, discussion, conclusion
  • Suggested reading order
reading research articles tutorial with mandarin subtitles

Interlibrary Loan / 馆际互借

This bilingual video helps students learn about the interlibrary loan service at Forsyth Library:

  • How to create an interlibrary loan account
  • How to request an article or book chapter to be electronically delivered
interlibrary loan tutorial video with mandarin subtitles

What is "Peer-Review?" / 什么是同行评议?

This bilingual video discusses peer-reviewed sources:

  • What are peer-reviewed or scholarly sources?
  • How are magazines and newspapers different from peer-reviewed sources?
  • What is the publishing process like for peer-reviewed?

bilingual tutorial about peer review

What is Plagiarism? / 什么是抄袭?

This bilingual video discusses plagiarism:

  • What is plagiarism?
  • Examples of what is considered plagiarism
  • How to avoid plagiarism?

bilingual tutorial video about plagiarism

Paraphrasing / 改写

This bilingual video discusses paraphrasing:

  • What is paraphrasing?
  • What does a good paraphrase include?
  • How to paraphrase?
bilingual tutorial video about paraphrasing

Interactive Tutorials: Bilingual APA Citation Games

Bilingual APA Citation Game: Reference List

This interactive tutorial is designed to help students write APA citations for journal articles, e-books, book chapters, news articles, and encyclopedia articles.

  • Instructions are provided in English and Mandarin.
  • The tutorial generates a certificate of completion indicating how many questions the students answered correctly; the certificate can be printed, emailed, or saved as a PDF for proof of completion and for easy grading.
  • To learn more about APA citation style, visit the Citation and Documentation Styles Guide

bilingual APA citation game for reference list

Bilingual APA Citation Game: In-Text Citations

This interactive tutorial is designed to help students write in-text citations in APA style, including works by multiple authors, no date, organization authors, multiple articles, and more.

  • Instructions are provided in English and Mandarin.
  • The tutorial generates a certificate of completion indicating how many questions the students answered correctly; the certificate can be printed, emailed, or saved as a PDF for proof of completion and for easy grading.
  • To learn more about APA citation style, visit the Citation and Documentation Styles Guide

bilingual APA citation game for in-text citations

Embedding and Integrating Tutorials into Blackboard

Using Bb Content Collection to Add Tutorial Playlists (SCORM):

Use the PDF instructions below to add library tutorial playlists (SCORM) or the most popular individual tutorials to your Blackboard Course using the Content Collection > Library Content feature. When you use the Content Collection tutorials, you don't need to find the HTML and embed codes for each video, the SCORM and tutorial files are already stored and easily added into Blackboard. You can set grading options for the tutorials/SCORM which are also outlined in the instructions.

How to Embed Video Tutorials into Blackboard:

  1. Visit the VidGrid link provided in the table above
  2. Select and copy (Ctrl+C) all of the Embed Code text listed in the video description on VidGrid
  3. In Blackboard, create and name an Item (or any other Blackboard tool that includes the standard Text Editor) 
  4. Click the HTML button at the bottom right of the Tool Buttons to open the HTML editor 
  5. Paste (Ctrl+V) the embed code within the HTML window and click Update and Submit

Embedding Tutorials from YouTube

If you're more comfortable using embed codes from YouTube, all of the Forsyth Library Tutorials can also be found in the YouTube Playlists below.