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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

Ready, Set, Go are practical workshops to help you with the academic research process. You will learn how to construct thoughtful searches, discover tools that will help you in your studies, explore the library collections, and much more. Join our Librarian, Ian Fraser, for one session or more to level up your research skills!

 The library does not offer this service during the Summer Session. Come back at the beginning of the Fall Term to discover our new workshops.

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.

ChatGPT and GenAI for Faculty and Instructors: Content generated by AI tools may be difficult or impossible to distinguish from human-authored text. It's important for students, instructors, and researchers to have a clear understanding of how these tools can or should be used in a university 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