AskMN – The Librarian Is In!

An online service for information and research help available to all Minnesota residents and students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AskMN is a cooperative service of Minnesota libraries.

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Featured Tutorial

Search Strategies, Part 2

This self-paced tutorial is designed to help students get a better understanding of how to create a search strategy for finding reliable information based on a topic. Part One will identify three steps to formulating a search strategy and Part Two will put those strategies to use by searching the ELM databases,, for reliable information.

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