Library Resource Tutorials
Library resources can be daunting to search and navigate, so to help you in your research efforts, we have provided links to a number of useful tutorials below.
The EnLITen tutorial offers four interactive modules that help you learn to navigate and understand our Library resources.
The EnLITen main menu
Offers access to all four EnLITen modules.
EnLITen: Learn about IUCAT
Learn how to search for books and other materials in the Library's online catalog.
EnLITen: Learn about Popular vs. Scholarly Periodicals
Learn how to tell the difference between a popular periodical and one that is scholarly and/or peer-reviewed.
EnLITen: Learn to Find Articles
Learn to search for articles in the periodical database Academic Search Premier.
EnLITen: Learn about Plagiarism and Copyright
Learn what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.
Library Video Tutorials
Find a print book in IUCAT
This short video leads you through the process of finding a book in the Library's online catalog.
Request a book from another IU Library
Learn how to request books and other materials from other IU libraries.
Database Specific Tutorials
The following links will direct you to database-specific tutorials. The tutorials are listed by database vendor.
EBSCO Database Tutorials
Introduction to EBSCOhost: Interface Overview (run time 7.0 min.)
Creating a Basic Search (run time 5.25 min.)
Advanced Search with Guided Style Tutorial (run time 3.0min.)
Business Source: Business Searching Interface--Basic Searching and Browsing (run time 4.0 min.)
CINAHL Plus with Full Text: Basic Searching (run time 4.0 min.)
CINAHL Plus with Full Text: Advanced Searching Techniques (run time 4.0 min.)
EBSCOhost Mobile (run time 5 min.)
My EBSCOhost Personalization Folder (run time 5.0 min.)
Nursing Reference Center (run time 11 min.)
Points of View Reference Center (run time 6.0 min.)
Search History – Using (run time 3.23 min.)
Visual Search Tutorial (run time 5.0 min.)
JSTOR Video Tutorials
JSTOR How to Search Tutorial (run time 5.02 min.)
JSTOR – Advanced Searching (run time 5.43 min.)
ProQuest Video Tutorials
Conducting a Basic Search (run time 2.1 min.)
ABI/INFORM: Journal based Business Searching (run time 6.0 min.)
How to Read a Scientific Paper
From Purdue University
PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online Site of the Month
Provides access to quality tutorials created and used by other ACRL Libraries
What Makes a Journal Scholarly?
From Rutgers University
Web 2.0 Evaluation
From the University at Albany, State University of New York
Last Updated: 3 October 2011