Tutorials / Online Instruction – Interactive tutorials and other instruction on use of the library, the research process, database searching and more.
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- The Process: From Assignment to Research Question (Prezi Presentation with Video)
Concepts & Syntax: How to Construct a Search
- Develop a list of Key Terms (Prezi Presentation with Video)
- Doing Research: An Introduction to the Concepts of Online Searching University of Illinois, Chicago
- Boolean Operators (Module with Audio), Colorado State University
- Search Term Generator (Web Form), Texas University
Select Appropriate Information (Prezi Presentations with Video & University of Sydney Library )
- Information Cycle
- The Research Publication Cycle
- Primary and Secondary Sources
- What are Citations?
- Citation Chaining – Finding More
- Finding journal articles using databases
- How to reference
- Plagiarism and academic honesty
- Scholarly versus non-scholarly resources
- What is a literature review?
- How to write a Literature Review: The Basics
- Using Google Scholar
- Info Research 101 writing research assignment
- Formatting Your Dissertation / Thesis in Microsoft Word
- How to read a scientific paper – Purdue Libraries
Finding online sources for your research paper – by Steve KirkHow to Write a Great Research Paper. Professor Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, gives a guest lecture on writing. Seven simple
E-Journals – Self-Paced Tutorials
Elsevier – Science Direct
- Introduction to ScienceDirect
- How do I get started using ScienceDirect?
- ScienceDirect: Searching
- How do I search on ScienceDirect?
- Browsing publications
- Performing as Advanced Search
- How do I download multiple documents at one time on ScienceDirect?
- How do I get a ScienceDirect PDF article to render and save properly?
- ScienceDirect: Document Download Manager
- Visit Science Direct
IEEE Xplore tutorials and transcripts
You will need Adobe Flash Player 9 or above to view these training tutorials.
- IEEE Xplore: Search vs. Research : This four minute video compares searching a professional research resource, the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, vs. searching open Web tools
- Searching with IEEE Xplore
- Working with IEEE Xplore Results
- Browsing IEEE Conference Publications
- IEEE Advanced Searching
- IEEE – Browsing by Topic
- Visit IEEE Xplore Digital Library