Here is a list of all the online tutorials the library has to offer, in one convenient place. Most of the tutorials contain background music, but feel free to use the mute button if you work better in silence! These tutorials are designed for you to follow along with the tutorial as you work through the steps of searching each specific database on your own computer, so you may want to have an Internet browser open and ready to go before you begin. And remember, you can pause or rewind the tutorials at any point if you need to see something again.
*Depending on your computer and Internet connection, some files may take a minute or two to download. Don't worry, your helpful tutorial is on its way!
Logging into databases from off-campus - Trying to use the library's databases in your apartment, your parents' house or another place? Watch this little beauty to learn how to access all of the library's online resources in a matter of minutes. (4:10)
Finding the full-text article- So you found a fantastic-sounding article using K-State Salina's databases but all you have is the citation or abstract? Never fear! This tutorial will show you how to go about finding the full-text version using Hale Library's Citation Linker tool.
Using the GetIt Button - The Get It Button helps you instantly locate the full-text article in other databases once you find the abstract or citation. (2:33)
Navigating E-Journals - Tutorial for when you're looking for a specific journal online (particularly for faculty). This one is rather large so it may take a bit to download. (6:04)
How to use the online card catalog - Need to know if the library has a particular book or DVD, or if the copy we own is checked out? Use the card catalog to find the item by author or title by watching this short tutorial.
Library Speak: Around the Library - Don't understand some of the lingo we use around the library? This tutorial will show you the definitions for some of the words we use when helping you find materials. (4:29)
Library Speak: Databases - Whether you've never used a database or if you just need a refresher course, this tutorial will help you learn about the different terms we use when discussing library databases. (3:59)
What does a scholarly article look like? - While this isn't a video, it IS an interactive web page that will show you the parts of a scholarly article so you can identify one in its natural habitat. (As much time as you need!)
Evaluating Web Content - While this isn't a video either, it IS a handy web guide that will help you to identify the type of site you are visiting and to evaluate its content. (As much time as you need!)
What does "peer review" mean? Why do most professors require "peer reviewed" articles for sources? How do I know if my article is peer-reviewed and is "refereed" the same thing? Find the answers to these questions and more in this handy tutorial produced by the NCSU librarians.
Are you a faculty member wishing to schedule the librarian for a session with your class/group? Please fill out the Library Instruction Form and email it to email@example.com or drop it by the library.