Online Tutorials

Below is a selection of instructional tutorials created by the SPU librarians to help you become familiar with the library and learn how to use particular resources.

Tour of the Library: An overview of the library’s collections, services, and study locations. Explore what each floor of the library has to offer.

Navigating the Library’s Web Pages: The various entry points identified, and additional pages highlighted (e.g., finding books, articles, and online resources). (Video about five minutes.)

Why Can't I Just Use Google?: Provides two important reasons that students need to go beyond Google when searching for information for their college research papers. (Video about two minutes.)

Searching the Library Catalog: Instruction of finding books, DVDs and more at the SPU Library and beyond. (Series of videos, between one to four minutes each.)

Using Academic Search Premier: Strategies presented for identifying and locating articles through this database. (Video about 15 minutes.)

Information Ethics: How to use various types of information appropriately for papers or projects. (Video about six minutes.)

Evaluating Web Pages: Approaches identified for evaluating different parts of websites, particularly for academic information. (Video about 10 minutes.)

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