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How-To

Here you can find short introductions on how to navigate different library resources.

Stop Searching and Start Finding

Part 1: Understanding Databases (3:25)

Part 2: Metadata (1:13)

Part 3: Search Terms (2:36)

Part 4: Putting Terms Together (3:15)

Part 5: Refining Your Search (2:15)

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Stop Searching and Start Finding Part 1: Understanding Databases

Part 1: Understanding Databases

 

An overview of what databases are and the type of content you can find in databases.

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Total watch time: 3:25

Stop Searching and Start Finding Part 2: Metadata

Part 2: Metadata

 

We explain information about the information, or metadata, and what information you’re actually searching when you type in keywords.

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Total watch time: 1:13

Stop Searching and Start Finding Part 3: Search Terms

Part 3: Search Terms

 

Learn to choose the right words, and the importance of trying different words.

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Total watch time: 2:36

Stop Searching and Start Finding Part 4: Putting Terms Together

Part 4: Putting Terms Together


We help you move from identifying keywords to combining them using Boolean operators and truncators for an effective search strategy.

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Total watch time: 3:15

Stop Searching and Start Finding Part 5: Refining Your Search

Part 5: Refining Your Search

 

Databases have many tools to help you filter through your results, in this video we provide an overview of some of those filtering tools and strategies.

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Total watch time: 2:15