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Library Tutorials

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

Choosing and Using Keywords

One of the most important steps in the research process is choosing the keywords you'll use when searching.  These tutorials will provide you with tips and examples.

Source: Keyword Search Tips, video tutorial, by Emily Bongiovanni and Brianna Buljung

 

Source: Keyword Search Tips, LibWizard tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

Using Boolean Operators

Use boolean operators in your searching to better focus your results.  These tutorials will provide you with tips and examples.

Source: Boolean Operators, video tutorial, by Emily Bongiovanni and Brianna Buljung

 

Source: Boolean Operators, LibWizard tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

Using Truncation

Use truncations in your searching to better focus your results.  These tutorials will provide you with tips and examples.

Source: Using Truncations, video tutorial, by Emily Bongiovanni and Brianna Buljung

 

Source: Using Truncations, LibWizard tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a great tool that you can use in conducting research.  These tutorials will provide you with tips and examples on using Google Scholar.

Source: Using Google Scholar, video tutorial, by Emily Bongiovanni and Brianna Buljung

 

Source: Google Scholar Tips and Tricks, LibWizard tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

Finding and Following Journals

As you progress in your discipline, you will want to begin following journals related to your research interests.  These tutorials will provide you with information on how to find journals in your discipline and how to set up alerts to follow them.

Source: Finding and Following Journals, video tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

 

Source: Finding and Following Journals, LibWizard tutorial, by Amanda Mellor and Alexandra Hoyos

Finding and Using Images and Videos

Sometimes your research and presentations will call for you to use images or videos. These tutorials will provide you with tips and examples for finding freely available and openly licensed images and videos.

Source: Finding Images and Videos, video tutorial, by Brianna Buljung

 

Source: Finding and Using Images and Videos, LibWizard tutorial, by Alexandra Hoyos and Amanda Mellor

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