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CSUDH Library Tutorials

The CSUDH Library offers interactive tutorials and videos to support student research! 

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OneSearch (5 Minutes)
An interactive split-screen tutorial with an active web browser on using OneSearch.

Screenshot of OneSearch tutorial
Library Self-Guided Tour (20 Minutes)
A walking tour of the library and introduction to key services using audio, video, and quizzes. Optimized for a mobile device or iPad from the Technology Checkout Program

Self Guided Tour


Developing Keywords (8 Minutes)
An interactive tutorial on developing keywords on a topic to narrow, broaden, and maximize your search in an academic database.

developing keywords tutorial
Evaluating Information (15 Minutes)
An interactive tutorial on evaluating information for a variety of sources including popular and scholarly, peer-review sources.



Avoiding Plagiarism (8-10 Minutes)
An interactive tutorial on avoiding plagiarism by properly paraphrasing, attributing sources and using citation styles.

Getting Started with Citations (20 Minutes)
An interactive tutorial on citing sources in a research project, using citation styles for various fields of study, and practicing format.

screenshot of CSUDH Getting started with citations tutorial


For Instructors

Use a CSUDH Library Tutorial to enhance your course!

Provide a link to a tutorial or video in Blackboard, or upload a SCORM file. 

Let us know how it's going! Did you use a tutorial and see an improvement in your course? Have ideas for additional topics? Need help adding it to Blackboard?  Contact Tessa Withorn, Online Learning Librarian at


How to upload a SCORM file to Blackboard:

  1. Click the "Build Content" button.
  2. Click "Content Package (SCORM)" link.
  3. Click the "Browse My Computer" button Browse to locate the SCORM package file (.zip) and click the "Submit" button.
  4. Give the Content Item a name and optionally set a description.
  5. View your report of student completion under "SCORM reports"


Our interactive tutorials use Adobe Flash Player.  If you are trying to open a tutorial and it does not load try one of these steps below:

1. Go to Flash Player Help (

  • Check to see if Flash is installed on your computer.
  • Download the latest version of the Flash Player.
  • Find directions to enable Flash Player on your preferred browser.

2. If you do not have Flash Player installed, the tutorial will try to load using HTML5.

For additional assistance with any tutorial please contact the Research Help Desk.