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Library Research Tutorials

Use library databases

Databases are powerful research tools. Use them to get scholarly information and sources on your topic.

Tutorial: What is a library database and why should I use one?

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Identify what a library database is
  • Recognize the two main types of library databases
  • Know why you should use them
  • Understand why searching a library database is different than searching the general internet

Tutorial: Database search tips

Improve your searches! This guide will help you:

  • Apply search modifiers AND, OR, and NOT to your database searches
  • Recognize phrase searching and other advanced search techniques

Tutorial: Let's talk databases: Academic Search Premier

This video introduces the Academic Search Premier database.

After viewing this video, you will be able to:

  • Access the Academic Search Premier database
  • Perform keyword searching
  • Filter and sort search results
  • View the Full text of articles or download a PDF
  • Generate a citation right in the database

And finally: you will know how to get Library help if you need it!

Tutorial: Let's talk databases: Libraries Search

This video introduces the Libraries Search database.

After viewing this video, you will be able to:

  • Access the Libraries Search database
  • Perform keyword searching
  • Filter and sort search results
  • View the Full text of articles or download a PDF
  • Generate a citation right in the database

And finally: you will know how to get Library help if you need it!

Tutorial: Let's talk databases: Google Scholar

This video introduces the Google Scholar database.

After viewing this video, you will be able to:

  • Access the Google Scholar database
  • Perform keyword searching
  • Filter and sort search results
  • View the Full text of articles or download a PDF
  • Generate a citation right in the database

And finally: you will know how to get Library help if you need it!

Tutorial: Let's talk databases: JSTOR

This video introduces the JSTOR database.

After viewing this video, you will be able to:

  • Access the JSTOR database
  • Perform keyword searching
  • Filter and sort search results
  • View the Full text of articles or download a PDF
  • Generate a citation right in the database

And finally: you will know how to get Library help if you need it!

Tutorial: Let's talk databases: PubMed

This video introduces the PubMed database.

After viewing this video, you will be able to:

  • Access the PubMed database
  • Perform keyword searching
  • Filter and sort search results
  • View the Full text of articles or download a PDF
  • Generate a citation right in the database

And finally: you will know how to get Library help if you need it!

Tutorial: How scholarly research gets published in peer-reviewed journals and where to find it all

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:
  • Recognize how scholarly research articles come to be published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Use a library database to access it all
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2021 2:41 PM