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Finding Library Resources

( see also Subject Research Guides for help finding the best resources for a particular field of study )

Using the Library - the Basics:
Includes information on what's in the library, where the materials are located, how to borrow them, how to get help when you need it, and other student services available in the library.
OneSearch interactive tutorial:
OneSearch is HUL's one-stop service for finding research materials (books, articles, videos, etc.) all at once. This tutorial will give a basic demonstration of how to use it.
Using the Library Catalog (Lexicat) YouTube videos:
Includes title search, author search, subject search, and keyword search tutorials, as well as how to read a catalog record and how to use the book cart.
Using Journal Finder and Find Article:
Shows you how to use Journal Finder and Find Article to locate specific journals and articles in the HUL collection.

Database Specific Tutorials

19th Century Masterfile interactive tutorial:
This indexing database covers the physical sciences, technology, law, humanities, literature and the social sciences.  This tutorial will show you how to search and work with your results.

Annual Reviews interactive tutorial:
Annual Reviews publishes critical, and summary, reviews of significant topics in a number of disciplines in the sciences and social sciences. This tutorial walks you through how to search for and retrieve materials in this database.

ATLA Religion Database interactive tutorial:
This is a brief guide to searching the ATLA Religion Database. It is a major subscription database for articles in religion. However, for additional articles in Jewish Studies you may also wish to search RAMBI: Index of Articles on Jewish Studies.
How to Create an Ebsco Account interactive tutorial:
HUL subscribes to many Ebsco databases. This tutorial teaches you how to create an account in any Ebsco database for use across all Ebsco databases, and what you can do with it.
JSTOR Youtube videos:
Jstor is a digital archive of over one thousand five hundred academic journals and other scholarly content. Includes how to use basic and advanced search options, as well as the browse and citation locator feature.
Philosopher's Index interactive tutorial:
This is a brief guide to searching the database Philosopher's Index. It is the premier subscription database for articles in all areas of philosophy.
PhilPapers interactive tutorial:
PhilPapers is a free web resource and an exhaustive index to works in philosophy. It can be used in conjunction with the Philosopher's Index subscription database.
Proquest Political Science interactive tutorial:
ProQuest Political Science provides access to over 150 journals containing articles in Political Science, International Relations and other related fields. This tutorial teaches you how to use both the basic and advanced search options.
Sociological Abstracts interactive tutorial:
Sociological Abstracts indexes articles, books, book chapters, dissertations and conference presentations in Sociology and related fields.This tutorial teaches basic search techniques and strategies for managing your results.

Topic Specific Research

Chinese-language Materials in Factiva interactive tutorial:
Shows you how to search for Chinese-language materials in the Factiva database.
Companies within an Industry in Mergent Online interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to identify companies that form an industry in Mergent Online.
Company Financials from Mergent Online interactive tutorial: Demonstrates how to find key financial information from Mergent Online.
Company Histories in Business Insights:Essentials interactive tutorial:
Company histories are located within the Business Insights: Essentials database, which contains a variety of business information.
Company News in Factiva interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to find news about companies in the Factiva database.
Company News in Lexis-Nexis Academic interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to find news on a particular company and its products using Lexis-Nexis Academic.
Company Ratings in Business Insights:Essentials interactive tutorial:
Business rankings are located within the Business Insights: Essentials database, which contains a variety of business information.
Competitor Research Using LexisNexis Academic interactive tutorial:
LexisNexis Academic provides full-text news, business and legal publications, and company and industry research.  This tutorial focuses on business competitor research.
Corporate Structure - Finding Subsidiaries, Products & Services, & Officers interactive tutorial:
Teaches you how to parent-subsidiary company information, company products & services, and corporate officer information in the Mergent Online database.
Country Information in Country Watch interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to find a variety of information on countries around the world, including maps, statistics and reports on political, economic, investment, environmental overviews.  Social overview covers issues such as life satisfaction, status of women, gender gap, culture and arts, and cultural etiquette.
Global Business Conditions in Political Risk Yearbook interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to find information on business risks and opportunities in countries around the world.
Industry Comparisons in Business Insights: Essentials interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to assess industry performance over time; also allows comparison of industries against each other on several performance factors over time.
Industry Profiles in Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage interactive tutorial: Demonstrates how to find industry profiles in the Netadvantage database.
Legal and Intellectual Property Issues in LexisNexis interactive tutorial:
LexisNexis Academic provides full-text news, business and legal publications, and company and industry research.  This tutorial focuses on legal and intellectual property issues.
Market Research with Euromonitor Passport interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to use this market research tool which monitors industry trends, offers strategic analysis and global market analysis.
Market Share Reports interactive tutorial:
Market Share Reporter is located within the Business Insights: Essentials database, which contains a variety of business information. This tutorial focuses on finding market share information.
Market Trends and Statistics in Plunkett Research interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to find market trends and statistics using the Plunkett Research database.
Mergers and Acquisitions in LexisNexis Academic interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to find company merger and acquisition information in LexisNexis Academic.
Regulatory Issues for Industries in LexisNexis Academic interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to identify regulatory issues that affect various industries in LexisNexis Academic database.
Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Filings in Edgar interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to find required Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reports filed by public companies.
SWOT reports in Business Insights: Essentials interactive tutorial:
Demonstrates how to find SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) reports in the Business Insights: Essentials database.
SWOT Reports in Business Source Premier interactive tutorial:
Business Source Premier has many different types of business information. This tutorial focuses on finding SWOT reports.


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