Library Tutorials

Doing Research in the Library

How to Get Started Guide

This guide will help you get started with doing research in the library! You will learn how to find and evaluate information sources, both in the library and online.

Finding Online Articles Tutorial

Learn how to use our EBSCO databases to find online articles. This video will teach you advanced searching techniques that will help you find exactly what you're looking for.

AAU Library YouTube Channel

For more great tutorials like the Finding Online Articles video, take a look at the AAU Library YouTube channel. New videos are added every semester!

Citation Information

MLA Citation: Tutorial Video & Examples

Students at the Academy of Art University (AAU) follow the Modern Language Association (MLA) format for research papers. This guide will show you how to properly create your Works Cited Page when you are writing a research paper.

Helpful Hints: MLA Citations (PDF)

Learn how to cite commonly used resource types in correct MLA format.

Helpful Hints: Image Citation (PDF)

Learn how to cite images in correct MLA format.

Information Literacy Tutorials

Finding Great Resources Online

Online resources can be great sources of information, but how do you know if you've found a good resource? In this video tutorial, we look at strategies for finding better resources online. (15 min.)

The C.R.A.A.P. Test

Sure it's got a funny name, but it works! Learn how the "C.R.A.A.P. Test" can help you determine whether your research material is current, relevant, authoritative, accurate, and what its purpose is. (5 min.)

Internet Detective - Wise up to the Web (offsite)

Learn how to discern good websites from bad websites when conducting online research.

Get More Out of Google (offsite)

This infographic, created by Hack College, is a great way to learn how to get more out of your Google searches.

Popular vs. Scholarly Periodicals (offsite)

Learn how to tell if a periodical is a scholarly publication or a popular magazine. (3 min.)

LUNA Digital Image Tutorials

LUNA Tutorials

The LUNA Tutorials page will provide you with links to videos on using the LUNA image database. These tutorials will help you search for images, create media groups, and create presentations.

Finding Digital Images on the AAU Library Website

This video, created specifically for students at AAU, will help you do better visual image research and find the images you need in LUNA and the other resources available on our website.

How to Save Metadata with Images Exported from LUNA (PDF)

Images exported from LUNA don't include the accompanying metadata, which is the information necessary for citing an image. This guide outlines ways to save the image metadata so you can access this information later.

Fashion Research Tutorials

Introduction to Fashion History Research

This tutorial was created for students in FSH 244: History of Fashion.

Introduction to Fashion Journalism Research

This tutorial was created for Fashion Journalism students.