The Library Learning Commons at LWTech is your center for research on campus. We provide services and tools that can help you start your research assignment and also fortify your research skills in general.
View our individual pages to get the help you need, and never hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions or would like to schedule a one-on-one tutorial with a librarian.
There are a variety of ways you can get help with using research databases. We highly recommend using official tutorials when available, which can be found within the databases (look for "Help" sections), on publisher websites, and on video streaming platforms like YouTube.
We also have several in-house video tutorials created by librarians, available to view on our publicly-available Canvas page. If you need additional help with a specific research database, please contact us and we will be more than happy to provide you with training.
Do you know who made that website and why? The LWTech librarians are committed to bringing you the tools and support students and faculty need to understand how to properly evaluate web resources in the 21st century.
We have created several evaluation worksheets in-house. The Web Evaluation Matrix is designed to help you review any resource on the web based on Accuracy, Authority, Objectivity, Currency, and Coverage. The Video Evaluation Matrix is a similar tool, designed specifically to review video content on the web:
If you would like to learn more about evaluation and develop your skills further, please consider looking at the Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers Book. This free book provides practical techniques to guide you through web evaluation.
LinkedIn Learning is an amazing resource providing video instruction on countless tech-related topics. LWTech students and faculty have access to LinkedIn Learning by association with the college. Follow the directions below to sign into your LinkedIn Learning account.
Need Additional Help with LinkedIn Learning? Contact Brianna.Ramos@lwtech.edu. You can also check out the IT Services LinkedIn Learning guide page.
The following online resources are great places to find openly-licensed, multimedia content to use in a project, presentation, report, or other creative document. Please note that limitations for use of the content vary depending on the site.
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