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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.

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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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Download the Forsyth Library App

The FHSU Research Help App gives you quick mobile access to Forsyth Library tutorials, subject and course guides, and Ask A Librarian. Scan the QR code or click the link above and follow the on-screen instructions to add the app to your device.

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Tutorials to Learn About Writing and Citing

Avoiding Plagiarism

This video discusses plagiarism and how to avoid it when using and citing resources, including:

  • What is plagiarism?
  • How to properly cite your sources
  • Summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting
  • Writing resources for on-campus and virtual students

Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial

Annotated Bibliographies [guide]

Learn about annotated bibliographies and tips for writing one. This guide includes information about:

  • Different types of annotated bibliographies
  • Recommended steps for writing an annotated bibliography
  • Tips for formatting an annotated bibliography
screenshot of annotated bibliography libguide

Annotated Bibliographies [video]

This video discusses annotated bibliographies, including:

  • What is an annotated bibliography?
  • How an annotated bibliography can help the research process
  • Types of annotated bibliographies (descriptive, informative, evaluative, combination)
  • Parts of an annotation (summary, assess, reflect)

annotated bibliography tutorial video

Writing a Literature Review [video]

This video discusses citation management and citation tracing when searching for sources, including:

  • What is a literature review?
  • What is "the literature"?
  • Stand alone literature review vs. a segment of a larger paper
  • Characteristics of a literature review

Literature Review Tutorial

Literature Reviews [guide]

Learn what a literature review is, how to find a topic, gather and read resources, and tips for writing. This guide includes information about:

  • Narrowing the literature review topic
  • Search and gather the literature
  • Read and analyze the literature
  • Examples and writing resources

Literature Review Guide Screenshot

Citation and Documentation Styles

This guide provides resources you can find at Forsyth Library and online, as well as a quick guide to the types of sources most often cited for the following styles:

  • APA
  • MLA
  • Chicago Manual of Style
  • Others (ACS, ASA, CSE)

Citation and Documentation Style LibGuide

Citation Management and Citation Tracing

This video discusses citation management and citation tracing when searching for sources, including:

  • Citation management software
  • Zotero
  • Citation Tracing
  • Scholarly Communications & Publishing Guide
Citation Management and Citation Tracing Tutorial

Interactive Tutorials: APA Citation Games

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.

  • 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

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.

  • 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

      APA In-text citation game

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.