Online Tutorials

1. Start here
  • Get to know the library
  • Use the library website
  • Find course reserves
  • Find articles
  • Find books in the catalog
  • Find an article from the citation
  • Read a call number
2. How do I...
  • Start my research?
  • Think of good keywords?
  • Develop a good search strategy?
  • Identify scholarly articles?
  • Evalute a Web site?
  • Cite my sources?
3. Finding Articles & More
  • Academic Search/EBSCO
  • SAGE
  • ProQuest
  • WorldCat
  • Lexis-Nexis
  • PubMed (MeSH search and limiting searches)

Step 1: Start here

Welcome to Krueger Library!
Watch these videos to learn about library resources available to all Warriors.

  • Krueger Library, an introduction. Find your way around the building
  • Library website 101. A get-started guide to using the library online
  • Find articles on reserve. Find an article your professor placed on reserve
  • Find articles. Get scholarly articles using library databases
  • Find articles in full text. Get to the full text of scholarly articles in library databases using the Find It button
  • Locate books on a certain topic. Use the library catalog to find books on your research topic
  • Locate a specific book. Use the library catalog to find a book if you know the title
  • Locate a specific article. Already have a citation? Find the article in a flash
  • Read a call number. How to get to that book you need using the number from the catalog

Didn't find what you needed here? Ask a Librarian!

Step 2: How do I...

We get a lot of questions at the library!
These are some of the most frequently asked.

  • Start my research? Overwhelmed? It's okay! Here are some tips on how to begin
  • Think of good keywords? Some ideas on how to define your keywords
  • Develop a good search strategy? 5 search strategies to apply to your research (UW-Madison)
  • Identify scholarly articles? Tell the difference between popular and scholarly sources (UW-Madison)
  • Evalute a Web site? Key ways to identify appropriate websites (UW-Madison)
  • Cite my sources? Make research easier -- learn how and why to cite your sources

Didn't find your question here? Ask a Librarian!

Step 3: Finding articles & more (database searching)

You have over 100 databases to choose from for your research.
How do they all work? These videos should help get you started.

  • What are databases? Get a general overview in Databases 101
  • Why not Google it? Google's great, just not for academic research
  • EBSCOhost. Many databases, including Academic Search, in different areas, with one easy interface
  • SAGE. Educational, nursing, business, sociology, composites, health and communication journals
  • ProQuest. Historical newspapers, databases in education, sciences, public affairs and more
  • WorldCat. Find books in libraries worldwide
  • Lexis-Nexis. News, company information, legal cases and more
  • PubMed. More than 22 million citations in the biomedical sciences

Need more guidance with your database searches? Ask a Librarian!

Tech talk

Dealing with library technology while doing research?
Don't let it drive you away! Here are a few tech tips and tricks.

Need more help with the tech gremlins? Use the Information Gallery help guides or Ask a Librarian!

 

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