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Online Library Tutorials

Online Library Tutorials

How to Research your Assignment

This tutorial is aimed at first year students or those wanting to improve their research skills. It shows you how to research your assignment by creating a research strategy and identifying the sources of information you need to use.
Submit How to Research Your Assignment tutorial feedback , or e-mail the library.


How to Think Critically

This tutorial is aimed at all students and describes what critical thinking skills is and how these skills can be applied to academic study. At the end of this tutorial, students will be able to understand the benefits of critical thinking and apply these skills to their coursework.
Submit How to Think Critically tutorial feedback , or e-mail the library.


How to Avoid Plagiarism

This tutorial is aimed at all students and describes what plagiarism is and how to avoid to it. Students are also introduced to plagiarism detection software.
Submit Plagiarism tutorial feedback , or e-mail the library.

Alternative: view how to avoid plagiarism as a pdf


How to Reference your Sources

This tutorial is aimed at all students and explains the importance of referencing information sources. At the end of this tutorial students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of citing and referencing sources correctly using the Harvard referencing style.
Submit How to Reference your Sources tutorial feedback, or e-mail the library.

Alternative: view how to reference your sources as a pdf


How to Write a Literature Review

This tutorial is aimed at those students involved in research and outlines the purpose of a literature review. At the end of the tutorial students will demonstrate an understanding of how to write a literature review.
Submit How to Write Literature Review feedback, or e-mail the library.


The REINVENT Tutorials

This is a series of resources developed to help you with some of the basic study skills you will need during your time at ITT Dublin. It includes a series of presentations and videos aimed at helping you improve your writing, research and formatting skills. It will soon be upgraded to include tutorials to help you with your listening and reading skills.
Submit ReINVENT tutorials feedback or email the library.

More training

Contact the library to organise training, or check out the library moodle course for more tutorials

Useful Links

Library tutorials for use in Moodle / to download

The tutorials are available to download to academic courses on the Institute’s Learning Management System, Moodle. Download the SCORM (zipped) files for the tutorials into Moodle. Right click and save the file for use in Moodle. It will save as a zipped file. Use the instructions below to add the tutorial to your course.

Reusing the tutorials:

The learning objects can be downloaded, customised and used under Open Access Creative Commons license((Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial-Share Alike 4.0 International licence), and are available via the National Digital Learning Resources Service NDLR logo in Ireland, JORUM in the UK and PRIMO logo in the USA.
For further details please contact Philip Russell

If Philip is not available please e-mail the Librarian Team.


These tutorials were produced with the financial assistance of the NDLR.
Articulate software ( was used to design the tutorials and images used are based on images from Bittbox, Microsoft downloads from Fotolia, and made / edited in Photoshop & Fireworks
ITT Dublin library would like to acknowledge the following individuals and groups for their valuable contributions to the design and delivery of these online information literacy tutorials. Thanks are due to the project team - Philip Russell (Project Lead) the library information literacy team and the library web team. The library is also grateful to the support of Margaret Phelan, the CELT team and IT services. The funding for the development of these tutorials came from the SIF I CONTINUE Project and the NDLR.

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Last updated: October 14, 2014