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Library Tutorials

Use these videos and tutorials to learn new tricks about library research

Using Grey Literature

Sometimes your research will require you to use sources and information beyond books and scholarly journal articles.  These tutorials will provide you with tips for finding and using grey literature in your research.

Source: Using Grey Literature, video tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

 

Source: Using Grey Literature, LibWizard tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

Finding Standards

Sometimes your labs or research assignments will require you to use standards.  These tutorials will provide you with tips for finding and using standards in your research.

Source: Finding Standards, video tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

 

Source: Finding Standards, LibWizard tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

Finding Technical Reports

Technical reports can be a great, detailed source of information for your research. They contain detailed descriptions, data, citations and often recommendations and conclusions.  These tutorials will provide you with tips for finding and using technical reports in your research.

Source: Finding Technical Reports, video tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

 

Source: Finding Technical Reports, LibWizard tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

Finding Patents

Patents can be a great, detailed source of information for your research. They contain detailed descriptions and technical drawings.  These tutorials will provide you with tips for finding and using patents in your research.

Source: Finding Patents video tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

 

Source: Finding Patents, LibWizard tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

Researching Industries and Markets

An important aspect of design engineering is situating your solution in an industry or market. These tutorials will provide you with tips and examples for finding industry information online and at the library.

Source: Researching Industries and Markets, video tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

 

Source: Researching Industries and Markets, LibWizard tutorial, by Amanda Mellor and Alexandra Hoyos

How to Reuse these Tutorials

We highly encourage reuse and adaptation of our tutorials. Unless otherwise noted, all tutorials on this guide are licensed CC-BY-NC. Please use the following attribution format when reusing this content. Contact the librarians on this guide with any questions or feedback.

Attribution:

TUTORIAL NAME, TYPE, by AUTHOR, Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library, used under a CC-BY-NC license.

Example:

Keyword Search Tips, LibWizard tutorial, by Brianna Buljung, Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library under a CC-BY-NC license