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Video & Interactive Tutorials

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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.


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