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Research Skills Toolkit

Use this guide to find videos on how to use the library.

Research Skills Toolkit

Are you unfamiliar with library resources and services? Maybe you need a refresher on what we offer? The Research Module is here for you! For a thorough overview of what the library offers, how to access it, and search tips, we recommend watching the videos in order as listed below. However, for those wanting more information on a particular aspect of the library, such as creating a search strategy or the basics of research, check out the tracks where videos are grouped by certain topics.

What's in the Library?

Navigating the Library Website

Your Catalog Account

Find a Print Book in the Catalog

Reserve an Item in the Catalog

What are Databases?

Scholarly, Trade, and Popular Information

What is Peer-Review?

Article Abstracts

How to Read a Scholarly Article

Using Boolean

Finding and Selecting Appropriate Databases

Using the "Search Everything" Tool

What are Subject Headings?

Database Tools

Using Google to Research

Browsing the Internet Privately with Tor

What is Plagiarism?

What are Citation Styles?