Research Survival Guide

Credits & Acknowledgements

Copyright Statement

Original Research Survival Guide material © 2004-05 by the University Library of California State University, Los Angeles.  Research Survival Guide incorporates material from Searchpath © 2001-2002, Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University.  Searchpath incorporates material from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2002. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Searchpath Open Publication License

About the Photos used in this tutorial

While the "text" content of this tutorial may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated as outlined in the Searchpath Open Publication License, some of the photos in this tutorial MAY NOT BE USED in adapted versions, unless you obtain the images from (a royalty-free stock photograph service).  The alternative text, or "alt" tag for each image in the tutorial indicates if that image was licensed from  If you put your cursor over an image and the alt tag reads: Image, you must subscribe to the service in order to legally download and use that image.  Photos labeled: Searchpath image, scanned image, or CSULA image, were not obtained from the stock photography service and may be used for adapted versions.*

*Regarding photos of "Cal"
the character depicted in the "Introduction" and some other pages of the tutorial

Photographs in this tutorial which feature the character we have named "Cal Tate Elay" were taken specifically for this tutorial.  A G.I. Joe action figure** was photographed, and superimposed over images of the library, etc. using a graphics software program.  These images should not be used in adapted versions -- permission to use the action figure was granted to the Cal State LA library only, by Hasbro Corporation.

** The action figure is from the series:  G.I. Joe: Adventure Team (Secret of the Savage Swamp)  Permission was granted (2004) by Hasbro Corporation to use images of the G.I. Joe in this tutorial.

The CSULA Library Information Literacy Tutorial Development Team

Eric Berlin, Reference & Instructional Services Intern
Scott Breivold, Media, Communications, & Arts Librarian
Romelia Salinas, Social Science Librarian
E. Chisato Uyeki, Reference Services Coordinator

Additional thanks to the following for their support and assistance in the making of this tutorial:

Gail Burns, Director, Faculty Instructional Technology Support Center (FITSC)
Cesar Caballero, Acting University Librarian
Joanne Tsuyuki, Library Administrative Services
Mary Yogi, Reference & Instructional Services Intern


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