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Library Website Tour

BSC Library Website Tour – Navigate the Library’s website with confidence by learning where all the tools are located (2:52)

Research Basics

Abstracts – What is an abstract? How can abstracts be used in the research process? (2:07)

Academic Level Research – Scholarly vs. popular sources (5:58)

Borrowing from Other Libraries – Introduction to using the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) system (3:50)

Citations – Why citations matter; in-text and works cited/reference page; how database tools function (or don’t!); and Purdue OWL as a best source for assistance (5:56)

CRAP Test – How to evaluate online sources using Currency, Reliability, Authority, Purpose (9:09)

Database – What is a database? Why use one? (4:55)

Database Limiters – How to quickly narrow a long list of results by using Refine Results tools (6:33)

Deciphering Search Results – How to use the library’s search interface (Find Books, Articles, & More) & interpret your search results (4:35)
Efficient Database Searching – Simple strategies to retrieve articles that fit your information needs (7:02)

Finding Topics – How to use three library databases to choose a research topic (4:01) 

Full-text – How to access full-text articles from the library’s databases and website (2:37)

How-to Guides – Librarian-created guides to subject-specific resources (2:18)

Internet Searches - How search results are determined in an internet search (4:53)

Specific Journal Title – Using the Fetch Item tool to determine access and online availability to a specific journal title (2:40)