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Credit Where It's Due

Some of the information in this LibGuide is adapted from LibGuides prepared by librarians at the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Library and is used with permission.  We are deeply grateful for their generosity and cooperation.


This McFarlin Library Research Guide (LibGuide) covers the information literacy skills typically included in a library instruction session.  To work your way through the LibGuide, simply select from the tabs above.  (Note that some tabs have drop-down options leading to additional information.  Others may open additional LibGuides.)

The topics covered include:

  • Library Services - What the library can do to help you in your classes & research
  • Constructing a Research paper
    • Search Basics
    • Boolean Searching
  • How to Find Books
    • Searching Encore (library catalog)
    • How to Find E-books
  • How to Find Articles
    • Popular vs. Scholarly Information
    • Library Databases vs. Google
  • How to Cite Your Sources (separate LibGuide)
  • McFarlin's list of Frequently Asked Questions
  • Glossary of library terms
  • Where to go when you need help

The information literacy skills covered in this guide are based on the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

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Lisa Grimes
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The University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St.
Tulsa, OK 74104-3123
(918) 631-5401