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The following video modules were created by librarians Craig Anderson and Linda Cifelli for the Research & Technology classes taught by Dr. Melda Yildiz, Dr. Claudie Knezek, and Professor Bridget Lepore. Each brief video lasts about 5 minutes. We recommend that you view the videos in the order listed.
Selecting Research Tools
Demonstrates how you can use the library's Research Guides, class handouts, and Databases page to select research resources and databases for your particular research topic.
Database Searching I
Covers basic database searching techniques, such as truncation symbols and Boolean operators (and/or).
Database Searching II
Focuses on advanced database searching techniques, such as phrase searching (quotation marks), searching by Subject headings, and field searching.
Database Search Results
Covers options for managing a search results list, such as limiting to scholarly/peer reviewed articles, sorting by relevance/date, and accessing full-text articles.
Ask a Librarian
Listed below are options available for you to contact a reference librarian and ask for help with your research.