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Guide to Research

Tutorial Contains

Students work through a series of modules which contain text, video and interactive elements, as well as self-check quizzes. The tutorial can be linked from within Canvas but cannot be fully integrated into Canvas (quizzes are available which can be imported into Canvas).

Target Audience

Lower-division undergraduates, or any students needing an introduction or review of the research process.

Tutorial Objectives

  • Begin Research
  • Knowledge Cycle
  • Find Books
  • Find Articles
  • Make Citations
  • Search Strategies


Each section has a short multiple-choice quiz which can be integrated into Canvas.

Canvas integration

  1. Click the Canvas Download button above and save the file onto your computer
  2. Within your Canvas course, click "Settings" in the left-hand menu
  3. On the right side of the resulting "Course Details" page, click the "Import Content into this Course" button"
  4. Within the "Content Type" drop-down, choose "Canvas Course Export Package"
  5. Click the Browse/Choose File button and browse to the downloaded file on your computer. Click "Open"
  6. Next to Content, choose the "Select Specific Content" button
  7. Click "Import." It will take a few minutes to upload
  8. When you see a blue "Select Content" button, click this button
  9. Check all the options EXCEPT Course Settings and Syllabus Body. Click the "Select Content" button
  10. When the import process is finished, you will see a green Completed button. At this point, you can go into your course modules and place the tutorial modules at the desired location(s) in your course