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Mastering Research @ KSL

KSL's collection of online self-paced learning modules on how to conduct research using library resources and services.

Research Services Librarian

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Mark Eddy
Mark A. Eddy
Research Services Librarian
Religious Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Communication Science
Room 201-J
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
Phone: 216-368-5457

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Reminder: Online Access

  • Library resources require going through CWRU Single Sign-On.
  • The best method is to follow links from the library website.
  • When logged in and a browser window is not closed, access should continue from resource to resource.
  • Remember to close your browser when done.


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Jacey Kepich

Research @ KSL

Want to learn critical information research skills? You've come to the right place!

The self-paced learning modules in this guide will introduce the core resources, strategies and techniques for finding and using the most appropriate information for your research or project.


  1. Based on your interest or need, click the blue tabs on the left side of this page.  You can also start from the beginning and complete the entire module sequence.
  2. On each tab-page, you'll see numbered tutorial modules in separate boxes.  You can scroll down, or use the sub-tabs, to find the module you want to use.
  3. Follow the sequence of tutorial, video and quiz links in the box to complete the module:


Make sure to contact the library if you have questions about any part of this module series:




Information Literacy Services for Faculty & Instructors

Supporting the development of information literacy skills in CWRU's undergraduate and graduate students is a strategic goal of Research Services at the Kelvin Smith Library.

RSLs are very happy to provide support as you prepare for an upcoming course, or during the semester as needs arise.  KSL's Research Services Librarians can address the specific information literacy needs for courses, assignments, and/or students.


The first step is to contact your subject-specific Research Services Librarian (RSL) and provide information they can use to best meet specific needs.  This information can include:

  • syllabus
  • major topic/focus of course
  • course information literacy objective(s)
  • how you want to student to use the library
  • existing assignments and projects
  • past challenges experienced by students or observed by you


These communications are best to have during the class planning stage prior to the beginning of the semester, but RSLs can assist with student information literacy skills development and needs any time during the semester.  Please see additional services information below for more details.

Contact your RSL for a conversation. Librarians will help you find the best RSL for partnership and consultation to prepare and incorporate library instruction (information literacy) into your plans.

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