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Introduction to Research: Services/Information Literacy Games

This guide is a tutorial to help students learn the basics of library research

Navigating the Library

Important Locations

Circulation Desk - Desk where you go to check out books, pick up books on reserve, and pay fines

Information Services (Reference desk)  - This is where you can ask research questions and get assistance finding sources

Marshall Collection - Special collection by and about African American history, folklore and culture. This is a closed collection

Educational Resource Center (ERC) - A collection of Pre K-12 materials that support the education program at Norfolk State University, located on the first floor in the Reference Area.

Media Center - Allows students to check out laptops, iPods, iPads, digital and video cameras, DVDs, CDs, headphones, graph calculators, software and multimedia equipment.

Archives and Museums - Repository of the non-current, official records of the University, organizations, students and faculty, located on the second floor.


InterLibrary Loan

If Lyman Beecher Brooks does not own an item you need for research, teaching or study, you may request it through the InterLibrary Loan service. This free service allows user to borrow materials from other libraries and pick them up at the first-floor circulation desk.

Information Literacy Games on the Web

Information Literacy Games on the Web × 718Search by image

MLA Interactive Tutorial – Hunter College

MLA Tutorial by Dennis Paoli, Trudy Smoke, Nancy Guerrero, Lauren Yannotta, Anthony Gonzalez, Meredith Theeman, Madeleine Fix


MLA and APA Games

Play this interactive game and learn how to correctly format APA or MLA citations for some of the most commonly used citation types


Citation Tic-Tac-Toe

Click on a square to launch a question. Answer correctly and win the square. Incorrectly identify the citation and you lose the square


MLA Master Blaster

Citation Game


Goblin Threat

Plagiarism Game


Doing Research: An Introduction to the concepts of online searching

Can you identify animals that are birds AND live in Africa? Play the sorting game, then continue to games about identifying keywords and thinking of synonyms


Ready Reference

Test your knowledge of the types of books in the library. It could be worth a million dollars?  Created by Mrs. Hart, Library Media Coordinator, Knightdale, NC using Quia


Within Range

Shelve books in correct order to learn how information is organized and categorized using the Library of Congress Classification system


Media Services

The Media Resource Center (MRC) is located n the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library on the first floor.  It houses DVDs, CDs and other audiovisual materials. These materials are available for checkout.   It is designed to enhance student's educational experiences by making available to them a wide range of technical equipment.

Students can borrow laptops, iPads, iPods, digital cameras, DVDs, software, etc.

Area is equipped with scanners, cameras, tablets, computers, microfilm readers and more...

The Center also offers access to the same media design software used by professionals.  The programs are Reason, Adobe Creative Clouds and Final Cut. The staff is available for limited technical support