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Finding Research Resources

This guide will aid in finding a variety of information types including reference, scholarly articles, images and other media.

Instruct: Sources of Information

Sources of Information

This module covers how information is created and the many different types of sources that students encounter while doing research. As the availability of online information and resources continues to expand, building a strong foundation of information literacy skills is essential to achieving academic, workplace, and personal success. In general, information literacy skills help you to identify, evaluate, and utilize information in a variety of formats. However, in order to foster such skills, you first must recognize that information has value, and this, in turn, should influence how you use and manage your information.

Tutorial: Information Has Value (2019 update) https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%405f4a9c2354a24e2d98172405f752924e%2F
Video: Data, Information, and Knowledge https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%404f0d3fb8737e4e1da48b7ff4988afd4c%2F
Tutorial: Source Types (2019 update) https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%400cb0dffe8d6c4e75ac8ee250dd4c1a99%2F
Video: Primary & Secondary Research https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%40afd97e6d41134a81a7b9b39309ef828b%2F
Video: Primary & Secondary Sources https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%409e226b73be7849be9d0777d617cd459e%2F
Quiz: Primary & Secondary Sources https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%40c338f01b1f4041408ec28e7b3db7613d%2F
Video: Peer Review https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%40144f25abd2944a30a9cad567b52f96da%2F
Quiz: Peer Review https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%408a2173b0056548dd8b0cba3ebb023618%2F
Video: Types of Sources https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%40be824deb49674c43884d9e1ba07df64b%2F
Video: Primary Sources https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%406f2d36ebd58a4813bae9c6c798da570f%2F
Video: Secondary Sources https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%40e3e2beb1a5d94be7b474ee3c2fcc4770%2F
Video: Tertiary Sources https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%40d1727be9c3be4c78928171df2e421a64%2F
Quiz: Types of Sources https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%4046ae5ccb3b3c41d9a9ba0a049f44fac0%2F
Tutorial: How To Read Scholarly Materials (2019 update) https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%40d0d9839f992e4e3197a0ecc83f26258c%2F
Video: How to Read Scholarly Materials https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%401ffb29056c394d5faadb6d3d0aa93087%2F
Tutorial: Selecting Appropriate Digital Sources https://go.openathens.net/redirector/fiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffiu.credocourseware.com%2Fcourses%2Fcourse-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Fxblock%2Fblock-v1%3AFlorida-International-University%2BINFOLIT%2B2016%2Btype%40sequential%2Bblock%406de221657cd942de99cc61ae2eae43f4%2F

For Students

Do you need to send a quiz to your professor? Follow these steps

Step 1. Complete Quiz

Step 2. Click "Get Scores"

Step 3. Enter your Professor's email

Step 4. Click "Email My Results"

For Faculty

Library Resources

Specialized Services @ FIU

You can search the Libary Catalog for e-books and government documents or Course Reserves (the last checks for items your professor put on electronic reserve). Other resources for electronic resources include: