Learn More: Screencasts
The screencasts on this page are 1-3 minutes long, and can be viewed in your browser. You do not need any special software. Please stop by the reference desk for further assistance.
The Library Catalog
Demonstrates how to search for items in different parts of the Library's collection.
Learn how to renew items online. Other ways to renew are to:
- call the circulation desk,
- come in person to the Library.
Remember there is a two day grace period after the due date before fines accrue.
Booklists are a great way to gather library resources in one place. They are defaulted as private, but can be made public so you can share them with others. Lists can be printed by emailing them to yourself.
Keyword searches are a good idea when you first start investigating a topic, and for topics that are relatively new. Use quotation marks around phrases containing more than two words.
Subject terms, or items in a thesaurus help focus a database search. Although, the list of results will be shorter than a keyword search, it should contain more relevent items.
If you only have a citation, use "Find a Journal," to identify:
- an appropriate database for the fulltext item (check the date range)
- if the library owns the journal in print.
Sign-up for a free account and save articles to a folder whenever you search an EBSCO database. Login from any computer to access articles you have previously saved. Your account stays active as long as you sign in once a year.
It is possible to work smarter and save searches to a My EBSCOHost account. At a later date, searches can be retreived and re-run. It's also a great way to keep track of your search history.
This tutorial walks you through the necessary steps you need to take to access documents in EReserves. You will need the following: the password your course instructor has emailed you, and if working from home, your 14 digit library bar code.
Making a PowerPoint handout for your yourself and classmates is a great idea. This screencast shows you how to be "green" and print a handout with several slides on one page.