Tutorials & Guides

Catalog Databases Subject Guides Miscellaneous

Some of the following tutorials and guides require Adobe Flash player (download) or Adobe Acrobat (download).

If you need further assistance, please consult the FAQ or contact a Librarian. We are adding new tutorials as needed. Please send us your suggestions.

Catalog Tutorials Tutorial Links
Author Search
(use when you are looking for a particular author)
Tutorial (Flash with Closed Captioning, 2 min)
Tutorial (PDF)
Title Search
(use when you are looking for a particular title)
Tutorial (Flash, CC, 2 min)
Tutorial (PDF)
Subject Search
(use when you have a specific subject heading in mind--use a keyword search if you have general search terms)
Tutorial (Flash, CC, 2 min)
Tutorial (PDF)
Interpreting Catalog Records
(help on reading catalog records to find out where an item is located)
Tutorial (Flash, CC, 3 min)
Requesting a Hold Tutorial (Flash, CC, 1:20 min)
Tutorial (PDF)


Database Tutorials & Guides Tutorial Links
ATLA Religion Database Get Started Guide (HTML)
BibleWorks Get Started Guide (HTML)
Columbia International Affairs Online CIAO Search Tutorial (Flash)
EBSCOHost database
(includes Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Communication & Mass Media Complete, PsycINFO, etc.)

Intro to EBSCOHost (Flash)
Advanced Search Tutorial (Flash)
How to Create Search and Journal Alerts (Flash)
User Guide - Searching (PDF)
User Guide - Advanced (PDF)
User Guide - Print/Save/Email (PDF)

ERIC (eric.ed.gov) Tutorial (HTML)
JSTOR Tutorial List (in Flash, Windows Media or Quicktime)
LOGOS Get Started Guide (HTML)
Mental Measurements Psychology & Counseling Course Guides


Miscellaneous Tutorials Tutorial Links
Full-Text Journal Finder:
Finding full-text from a database citation
Tutorial (Flash)