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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: Information Need (1:41)

Part 2: Search Engines and Databases (1:37)

Part 3: Choosing Where to Search (2:36)

Part 4: Search Terms and Keywords (1:43)

Part 5: Searching the Databases and Reviewing Results (2:36)

Part 6: Boolean Operators (4:02)

If you're unsure of which video you need, browse the titles and short summaries below. 

Part 1: Information Need


Determine the initial scope of your project or assignment in order to identify the information need.


View Video | Total watch time: 1:41


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Part 2: Search Engines and Databases


Understand how information systems are organized in order to access relevant information.


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Part 3: Choosing Where to Search


Match your information needs and search strategies to appropriate search tools.


View Video | Total watch time: 1:51


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Part 4: Search Terms and Keywords


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


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Part 5: Searching the Databases and Reviewing Results

 

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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Part 6: Boolean Operators


Use Boolean Operators to narrow or broaden your searches. 


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