|ISSUE NO. 71||JANUARY 1999|
UNC's Undergraduate Library introduced its first online tutorial to incoming freshmen this fall.
Students in freshman English were required to complete the tutorial and submit a printout of their
score to their instructor before their class visit to the library for a hands-on research session
for one of their course unit papers.
The tutorial covers very basic skills: finding reserve materials, finding books and other library materials using the online catalog, and finding periodical articles using Expanded Academic ASAP. Just enough information to impart a feeling of confidence in face of all the resources available. The tutorial consists of a series of GIFS and a floating window of text that serves as a tour guide. Each of the three sections is followed by a quiz. Students can search for the answers using the floating window to access the appropriate database.
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