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Tutorials for Inver Hills Library Databases

Reference Databases        Periodical Databases             Books, AudioBooks, eBooks

Reference Databases - Topic Overview Information

Britannica Online
    Overview (1:13 min)

    Other video tutorials available at the above link: Search Results, Research Tools, and more!
    Non-video Search Help

        Link to Britannica and try your new skills!

Credo
    Basic Keyword Search
(2:21 min CC)
    Concept Map (2:49 min CC)
    Topic Pages (2:22 min)

       Link to Credo and try your new skills!

CQ Researcher
    Overview (5:33 min)

        Link to CQ Researcher and try your new skills!

Films on Demand
    Overview (5:59 min)

    Step-by-Step Tutorial (non-video)

        Link to Films on Demand and try your new skills!

Gale Virtual Reference Center
    GVRL Basics  (6:50 min CC)

    Bookmark Your Favorites (1:22 min CC)
    Downloading a PDF to Your eReader (1:56 min CC)
    Listen to Your Articles (1:50 min CC)
    GVRL Basics - pdf
    GVRL and eReaders - pdf

        Link to GVRL and try your new skills!

Learning Express Library
    List of all tutorials for Learning Express
    How to Take a Tutorial  (2.17 min CC)
    How to Take a Test (1.59 min CC)
    How to Download and Use an eBook  (0.29 sec CC)

       Link to Learning Express Library and try your new skills!

Micromedex® 2.0 - Links to tutorials. Free registration required for access.
    Search by Training Type: Hands-on, Video Demonstrations, Web Seminars
    Supported Devices

        Link to Micromedex® 2.0 and try your new skills!

Nursing Reference Center
    Overview (11 min CC)
    iPhone Application (powerpoint presentation)

        Link to Nursing Reference Center and try your new skills!

Oxford Art Online
    Overview (3:23 min CC)

        Link to Oxford Art and try your new skills!

Oxford Music Online
    Overview (3:05 min CC)

        Link to Oxford Music and try your new skills!

Science in Context
    Basic Searching  (1:29 min)

    Topic Pages and Documents (2:46 min CC)

        Link to Science in Context and try your new skills!

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Periodical Databases - Articles in journals, magazines, & newspapers

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) 
    Overview (7 min CC)

    Basic Search (3:00 min CC)
    Advanced Search (3:00 min CC)
    Result List - limiting, refining results (6 min CC)
    Reading an Article (3 min CC)
    My EbscoHost Folders (5 min CC)
    Visual Search (5 min CC)
    Android Application (powerpoint)
    iPhone Application (powerpoint)
    Mobile Application (powerpoint)

        Link to Academic Search Premier and try your new skills!

Alt-Press Watch - Generic tutorials to use for any of the ProQuest databases
    Basic Search (2:06 min CC)
    Advanced Search (2:17 min CC)
    Publications Search (2:20 min CC)
    Other tutorials
    Overview and Searching (pdf)

        Link to Alt-Press Watch and try your new skills!

American Journal of Nursing - AJN, Nurse Educator, Nursing
    Basic Search Overview (3 min)
    Advanced Search Overview (5 min)
    Other tutorials

        Link to AJN, Nurse Educator, Nursing and try your new skills!

Business Insights: Essentials
    Overview  (5:50 min CC)

    Company Search (3:08 min CC)
    Industry Search (2:00 min CC)
    Article Search (2:14 min CC)

        Link to Business Insights: Essentials and try your new skills!

Cinahl
    Basic Searching (4:28 min CC)

    Advanced Searching (5:03 min CC)
    Using Cinahl and MeSH Headings (5:06 min CC)

        Link to Cinahl and try your new skills!

Criminal Justice by ProQuest - Generic tutorials to use for any of the ProQuest databases
    Basic Search (2:06 min CC)
    Advanced Search (2:17 min CC)
    Publications Search (2:20 min CC)
    Other tutorials
    Overview and Searching (pdf)

        Link to Criminal Justice by ProQuest and try your new skills!

ERIC - Educational Resource Information Center
    Overview (6:01 min CC)

    Using the Thesaurus (3:18 min CC)

        Link to ERIC and try your new skills!

Ethnic NewsWatch -Generic tutorials to use for any of the ProQuest databases
    Basic Search (2:06 min CC)
    Advanced Search (2:17 min CC)
    Publications Search (2:20 min CC)
    Other tutorials
    Overview and Searching (pdf)

        Link to Ethnic NewsWatch and try your new skills!

Expanded Academic ASAP - Gale Cengage
    Basic Search (3:55 min CC)

    Advanced Search (2:16 min CC)
    Subject Guide Search (2:13 min CC)
    Search Results (3:23 min CC)
    Publication Search (3:15 min CC)

        Link to Expanded Academic and try your new skills!

Gender Watch - Generic tutorials to use for any of the ProQuest databases
    Basic Search (2:06 min CC)
    Advanced Search (2:17 min CC)
    Publications Search (2:20 min CC)
    Other tutorials
    Overview and Searching (pdf)

        Link to Gender Watch and try your new skills!

JSTOR
    How to Search (6:13 min CC)

    Keeping Up: Alerts in JSTOR (3:37 min CC)

        Link to JSTOR and try your new skills!

Lexis Nexis
    Overview (7:48 min CC)

    Find a Specific Article (1:38 min CC)
    Search News by Date (1:46 min CC)
    Find a Critical Review (1:14 min CC)
    Find an Editorial or Opinion (1:15 min CC)
    Find a Specific U.S. Legal Case (1:28 min CC)       

        Link to Lexis-Nexis and try your new skills!

Literature Resource Center
    Basic (1:44 min CC)

    Advanced Search (3:56 min CC)
    Person Search (2:20 min CC)
    Work Search (2:05 min CC)

        Link to Literature Resource Center and try your skills!

Nursing Reference Center - Ebsco
    Overview (11 min CC)

    iPhone Application (powerpoint presentation)

        Link to Nursing Reference Center and try your new skills!

OneFile - Gale Cengage
    Basic Search (3:55 min CC)

    Subject Guide Search (2:13 min CC)

        Link to OneFile and try your new skills!

Points of View Reference Center - Ebsco
    Overview (6 min CC)

        Link to Points of View Reference and try your new skills!

ProQuest Newspapers - Generic tutorials to use for any of the ProQuest databases
    Basic Search (2:06 min CC)
    Advanced Search (2:17 min CC)
    Publications Search (2:20 min CC)
    Other tutorials
    Overview and Searching (pdf)

        Link to ProQuest Newspapers and try your new skills!

PsycARTICLES
    Basic Search (4:58 min)

    PsycARTICLES/INFO guide (pdf)

        Link to PsycARTICLES and try your new skills!

Psychology Journals by ProQuest -Generic tutorials to use for any of the ProQuest databases
    Basic Search (2:06 min CC)
    Advanced Search (2:17 min CC)
    Publications Search (2:20 min CC)
    Other tutorials
    Overview and Searching (pdf)

Link to Psychology Journals and try your new skills!

Science in Context
    Basic Searching (1:29 min)

    Topic Pages and Documents (2:46 min CC)

        Link to Science in Context and try your new skills!

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Books - MnPALS (IHCC Library book database), Audiobooks, eBooks

MnPALS
    Find a book using (video - 1:03 min)

    Renewing library materials (video - 1:00 min)
    Mobile site

        Link to MnPALS and try your new skills!

Audio Books (Ebsco)
    Basic Search (5 min CC)

    Downloading info (non-video)
    Supported Devices
    Mac Guide
    Android Guide
    Windows PC Guide
    Apple Devices Guide

        Link to Ebsco Audio Books and try your new skills!

eBooks (Ebsco)
    Basic Search (4 min CC)

    eBooks on EbscoHOST - Downloading (4 min CC)
    eBooks - Supported Devices
    Mac Users Guide
    Android Users Guide
    Windows PC Users Guide
    Apple Devices Guide

        Link to eBooks and try your new skills!

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