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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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Self-Guided Tutorials 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.


Introduction to the Library Tutorial: Learn the basics of Library research at UWinnipeg: how to find materials online, borrow books, and get help when you need it.

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.

Workshops and Seminars

The library offers a variety of programming for students, faculty, and staff throughout the academic year. Current offerings are displayed below. 


Library Research Workshops

Join UWinnipeg Librarian Ian Fraser for the Winter term research workshop series. These online, lunch hour sessions take an in-depth look at getting started with library research, understanding assignments and academic sources, and searching for and citing sources.

NEW: Left your assignment to the last minute? Check out our Procrastinator’s Drop-In Zoom sessions, taking place Friday afternoons in March. Come prepared to talk about your research assignments and get help and advice so you can submit on time.

Research Workshops

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