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Library Skills Tutorial


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Welcome to the Library Skills Tutorial


The purpose of the tutorial is to help you become familiar with the collections and services at UBC Library and to cover the basics of conducting research at UBC.  There are five modules in this tutorial and each module has a "Test Your Knowledge" quiz.


This tutorial should take an hour to complete.

See below for Research Paper Prep Worksheet and quiz information.    

Each tab is one module in the Library Skills Tutorial.  

The modules consist of the following:

  • A video or textual tutorial covering a subject on using the library.
  • A quiz title, "Test Your Knowledge", that covers the content of the entire module.

To use the tutorial, select a module and review the content.  Use the quiz to test your understanding of the topic. 

Worksheet and Quiz


If you were assigned this tutorial as a part of a course, you may be asked for proof of completion. The following are two ways you can prove you have completed the course.

Test Your Knowledge Quiz

Provide proof of tutorial completion using the "Test Your Knowledge"  quiz. Click the "Test Your Knowledge" tab at the end of each module. After finishing the quiz, screenshot your name, student number and quiz score to provide proof of completion to your professor. 

All five "Test Your Knowledge" quiz models are also available in one combined "Final quiz". See the following for details: Quiz instructions


Research Paper Prep Worksheet

You may be assigned the Research Paper Prep Worksheet. Download below. Complete the worksheet and bring it to the Research Help Desk in any UBC library or use the Askaway online service (see Module 5).  Go through the worksheet with a reference expert.  The expert will sign and date the worksheet as proof of completion, if in person; if online, have a a transcript of your chat emailed to you as proof, ask your Askaway service provider how.  Hand the documents in to your instructor.  

Library Research Help

This guide will help you find information on basic library skills including how to find articles and books, start your research, and learn to cite your sources.  Need additional help? Please don't hesitate to contact me.

Alex Kuskowski
Learning Services Librarian‚Äč

Chapman Learning Commons
I K Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Phone: 604-822-6915