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Tutorials, Videos, and Workshops

We have a number of self-guided tutorials and videos for those who are looking to learn more about using the library and performing research. You can also find information below on our workshops, and download quick guides to some of the services available at the Library.

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Workshops and Seminars

The library offers a variety of programming for students, faculty, and staff throughout the academic year:

Ready, Set, Go: Library Research Workshops

The library's website provides students, faculty, and staff with a huge array of information for use in academic or personal study. Join Librarian Ian Fraser to explore the types of information sources in these great collections and see how to find them, discover how to use citation searching to quickly find relevant academic sources, discuss best practices for using Chat GPT in research, and more!

This winter term we offer you five different sessions to help you with the research process:

  • Library Databases (January 17, 12:30 - 1:00pm): Learn what types of information sources are in the library's databases and how to find them.
  • Finding Credible Sources (January 31, 1:00 - 1:30pm): Discuss evaluating sources so you can be sure the information you're using is credible.
  • Reading Strategies (February 21, 12:30 - 1:00pm): Discover the strategies you can use to read and understand even the most challenging academic texts.
  • Search Strategies (February 28, 1:00 - 1:30pm): Learn how to construct thoughtful searches so that you can find those 3-5 academic sources your professor is asking for.
  • Academic Integrity and Misconduct (March 13, 12:30 - 1:00pm): Talk about what constitutes academic misconduct and what strategies you can use to avoid it.

Those workshops are online events and registration is required to participate.


Self-Guided Tutorials, Resources, and Videos

Get started with the Introduction to the Library Tutorial. Then expand your knowledge by selecting a topic below. Each link contains options for both textual and video content, and each can be covered either in sequence or on its own.

Getting Started 

Introduction to the Digital Library Tutorial: Learn the basics of Library research at UWinnipeg: how to find materials online, use ebooks, databases, and electronic journal articles, and expand your search with citations and references.

Doing Assignments, Searching, and Citing Sources

Understanding Research Assignments: Learn how to quickly analyze your assignment requirements and start building a great paper early.

Searching for Sources: Learn to conduct thoughtful searches, so you can find those 3-5 journal academic sources that your paper requires.

Finding Scholarly Sources: Strategies for identifying scholarly and academic sources, so you know you're using credible information in your paper.

Citing and Referencing Sources: Covers the principles of citing and referencing sources, so that you can be sure you're doing honest work.

Special Topics

Understanding the Scholarly Article: Learn more about peer review, how to tell peer-reviewed articles from other sources, and the role of theory in terms of the topics, purpose and methods used in academic research.

Academic Integrity: All members of the university community have a responsibility to perform honest, authentic work. Here you'll find guidance and policies for creating and contributing to a positive learning environment.


Downloadable Content

Below are Library-related tutorials and presentations that can be added as part of a Nexus course, shared, or printed for offline use. These are organized by topic, with download links for available formats below.

Pickup Service

Getting Help with Research

The Procrastinator's Handbook of Library Research

Academic Integrity

Library Help Chat