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Library Research Tutorial - The Basics

This tutorial will guide you through the basics of research using the library and beyond



Practice searching using Humber Libraries' Discover search tool to find books, articles and more. 

Searching with Discover

Now that you understand the different types of information and how to develop your keywords, it's time to get to researching. This is the fun part!

Humber Libraries' main search tool is called Discover. Discover can be used to search book, ebook, streaming video, and online journal, magazine, and newspaper collections from a wide range of subject areas. Most of the information you find using Discover is different than what you would find in Google - it is quality information paid for you by the library, and much of it is not freely available online.

Discover also offers save, print and cite tools, so that you can easily organize the research you find, and cite it in a format such as APA. Learn how to search Discover and use its referencing tools in the short video below. 

Follow along with the video and then try to use the Humber Libraries' Discover search yourself! Make sure you limit your results by information type and use the APA citation options. For example, try finding a book first, and an academic, peer-reviewed article next. You will have to complete two searches using the library's Discover search in your Skills Challenge. 


Note: Access the library both on and off-campus (from home or even on vacation!) online by logging in with your Humber ID  and password (the same info used to access Blackboard/My Humber).