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Have you been given a research paper or writing assignment? Not sure how to begin? Don't worry, we can point you in the right direction!

We can show you how to find academically appropriate material to use in your research assignments without having to sort through the huge amounts of information you might find on the internet. We can also help you with citing sources using APA and MLA.

There are many way to get help:

  • Ask Us! using the chat box on the right to get started on your research or writing assignment.
  • Email the library, call (780) 644-6070, or drop in.
  • Your instructor can request a library instruction session related to your assignment.
  • Our online tutorials can provide you with tips for doing research. 
  • Check out our Research Guides. They relate to specific programs, courses and subjects, and are full of great information!

Library Tutorials

Our library tutorials have been designed so you can learn on your own, at your own pace, when it's convenient for you.


Choosing Relevant Keywords

Choosing Relevant Keywords

This tutorial explains how to find keywords in your topic, and why they are important for finding relevant resources.

CINAHL Healthcare Articles

CINAHL Healthcare Articles

This tutorial demonstrates how to find the CINAHL database, and use it to retrieve scholarly articles in nursing and healthcare.

Citing Images in APA

Citing Images in APA

Learn how to write references and in-text citations for images, using APA Style.

Conducting Research Using Library Resources

Conducting Research Using Library Resources

Use Boolean Operators to improve your search using library resources.

Creating a Research Question

Creating a Research Question

Learn how to create a research question by brainstorming your topic and drafting a question which is neither too broad nor too narrow.

eBooks 1: Finding and Viewing

eBooks 1: Finding and Viewing

eBooks are available online 24/7! Learn how to find and use these great convenient resources.

eBooks 2: Making an Ebook Central Account

eBooks 2: Making an Ebook Central Account

Proquest Ebook Central is the company which provides NorQuest Library with eBooks. Learn how to make an account in order to access advanced features such as downloading eBooks.

eBooks 3: Advanced Features

eBooks 3: Advanced Features

Learn how to print, bookmark, copy and cite (and more!) your eBooks using the advanced features in eBook Central.

Evaluating Information

Evaluating Information

Learn how to judge the authority, credibility, timeliness, and relevance of a source.

Evidence-Informed Research for Nursing

Evidence-Informed Research for Nursing

Learn about evidence-informed practice, and why it is important for healthcare decision-making. Learn how to find evidence-informed research sources.

Gale Business Insights

Gale Business Insights

Learn about the features of the Gale Business Insights database, and how to effectively find information in this database.

Google Better

Google Better

Learn tips for using Google more efficiently.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Learn how to use Google Scholar to find reliable, scholarly resources on the web.

Health Information Sources for Pathophysiology

Health Information Sources for Pathophysiology

Find information on complications for various diseases and injuries using these recommended tools.

Hoopla: Audiobooks & Ebooks

Hoopla: Audiobooks & Ebooks

Youtube videos from Hoopla that demonstrate how to register for Hoopla and how to download ebooks and audiobooks. Library barcode is required for access.

How to Log-In from Off Campus

How to Log-In from Off Campus

Instructions for how to log-in to OneSearch and your NEOS account from off campus locations.

How to Search Library Databases: Basics

How to Search Library Databases: Basics

This tutorial demonstrates the basics of a library database search, including how to access the database and how to add limiters to search results.

Intro to APA 1: Introduction

Intro to APA 1: Introduction

This first lesson in the APA Online Course contains an introduction to the concept of citation, avoiding plagiarism, and APA Style. You will be introduced to the NorQuest library’s simplified APA guide, and to the three parts of APA Style. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: -Outline the purpose of citing sources in your own work -Identify the parts of citing a source in APA Style -Locate the online APA citation and format guide

Intro to APA 2: Reference Citations

Intro to APA 2: Reference Citations

This is the second lesson of the Intro to APA. This lesson is all about creating reference citations. You will learn about the parts of a reference citation, how to use the APA guide to help you create your references, and formatting the references list. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: -List the elements that describe a reference source -Classify different reference source formats -Construct and APA reference citation using the correct format for the source type -Assemble a reference page list of citations

Intro to APA 3: In-text Citations

Intro to APA 3: In-text Citations

Welcome to the third part of the Intro to APA lessons. This lesson contains an introduction to the concept of in-text citation. You will be introduced to where your in-text citations should go and what information you need to include in them. Don't forget to check out the second part of these lessons on Reference Citations for how to create the matching citation for your reference list! At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: -Identify two types of in-text citation. -Distinguish between paraphrasing and direct quoting. -Illustrate the elements of an in-text citation for a paraphrase and a direct quote.

Intro to APA 4: Document Formatting & Proofreading

Intro to APA 4: Document Formatting & Proofreading

Welcome to the fourth part of the APA lesson series. This lesson introduces you to document formatting using APA Style, and to help reinforce your learning, there will be activities to proofread document formatting and citation errors. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: -Format your essay into APA Style -Proofread document formatting errors -Proofread reference citations -Proofread in-text citations

Introduction to Student Services

Introduction to Student Services

A self-paced introduction to the student services available to you at NorQuest College, including Library and Writing Centre services.

LINC & ESL Library Resources

LINC & ESL Library Resources

Library resources for students in LINC and ESL. Learn how to log in to the library online, watch a movie on Criterion, and get ebooks from Hoopla, EBSCO and ProQuest.

MLA 8 Citation Style

MLA 8 Citation Style

Learn the basics for citing using MLA format

OneSearch

OneSearch

This tutorial demonstrates how to find a books, articles, videos, and more using the library's search tool OneSearch.

Reading Academic Articles

Reading Academic Articles

Learn about the parts of scholarly, academic articles, and how to read this type of research.

Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Articles

Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Articles

This tutorial describes the characteristics of peer-reviewed articles, and how to easily find them in the library databases.

What are MLA & APA?

What are MLA & APA?

Find out what MLA & APA are, and what types of rules they use.

What is a Database?

What is a Database?

This video describes what databases are and why they are valuable resources for your research.

What is a Journal Article?

What is a Journal Article?

This tutorial discusses the features of journal articles.

Individual 30 minute appointments with a librarian can be booked through The Writing Centre:

We provide customized, assignment-specific library instruction to develop the research and information literacy skills of students. Instruction can be provided in your classroom, a computer lab or in the library.
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