Razor's Research Bytes: About

Razor's Research Bytes is a series of "bite-size" modules that discuss the NSU Libraries, the nature of research, and how to best use library resources.
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About Razor's Research Bytes

Razor's Research Bytes is a self-paced library orientation that consists of a series of "bite-size" online modules (located in the NSU Libraries' Blackboard Course) that introduce general research concepts and illustrate how to efficiently use library resources. 

Specifically, these "bytes" provide:

  • An introduction to the NSU Libraries
  • An overview of services provided by librarians
  • An explanation of popular and scholarly periodicals 
  • Strategies for evaluating sources of information
  • A demonstration how to use specific library search tools:
    • ‚ÄčNovaCat (the library's catalog)
    • Databases
    • Full-Text Finder
    • Find It
  • Tips for avoiding plagiarism and citing sources
  • Ways to contact a librarian for help

Upon successful completion of Razor's Research Bytes, students will earn a certificate that can be printed for their records.


Program Bytes


After finishing Razor's Research Bytes, complete at least one Program Byte related to your discipline to learn about specific resources available for that subject area, and earn a specialized certificate of completion at the end.

Note: If you have questions about logging into Razor's Research Bytes or receiving your certificate of completion, please contact the Alvin Sherman Library's Reference Desk at refdesk@nova.edu

Logging In

Note: Blackboard works best using Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Please do not use Internet Explorer or a mobile device.

Step 1: Log into SharkLearn (Blackboard)

Step 2: Go to My Courses and select NSU Libraries - Razor's Research Bytes

Step 3: Once in the NSU Libraries' course, select Razor's Research Bytes from the left-hand menu