Library Resource Tutorials


Library resources can be daunting to search and navigate, so to help you in your research efforts, below we have provided links to a number of useful tutorials.


EnLITen Tutorial


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 how 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


Database-specific Tutorials


The following links will direct you to database-specific tutorials. The tutorials are listed by database vendor.

EBSCO Database Tutorials

Video GraphicIntroduction to EBSCOhost: Interface Overview (run time 6:52 min.)

Video GraphicCreating a Basic Search (run time 2:23 min.)

Video GraphicAdvanced Search with Guided Style Tutorial (run time 2:54 min.)

Video GraphicBusiness Source: Business Searching Interface--Basic Searching and Browsing (run time 4:05 min.)

Video GraphicCINAHL Plus with Full Text: Basic Searching (run time 4:04 min.)

Video GraphicCINAHL Plus with Full Text: Advanced Searching Techniques (run time 4:13 min.)

Video GraphicEBSCOhost Mobile (run time 4:44 min.)

Video GraphicMy EBSCOhost Personalization Folder (run time 3:57 min.)

Video GraphicNursing Reference Center (run time 9:48 min.)

Video GraphicSearch History – Using (run time 3:09 min.)

Video GraphicStudent Research Center Tutorial (run time 3:36 min.)


JSTOR Video Tutorials

Video GraphicJSTOR How to Search Tutorial (run time 6:14 min.)

Video GraphicJSTOR – Advanced Searching (run time 5:43 min.)


ProQuest Video Tutorials

Video GraphicConducting a Basic Search (run time 1:24 min.)

Video GraphicABI/INFORM: Find a Journal (run time 2:27 min.)


Non-Database-Specific Tutorials


How to Read a Scientific Paper
From Purdue University

What Makes a Journal Scholarly?
From Rutgers University

Web 2.0 Evaluation
From the University at Albany, State University of New York


Last Updated: 23 July 2014