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Learn the Library

This guide will introduce you how to use the library to do basic research.

Why use the Library?

Q: Can't I just use the Internet to find resources?

A: It's an option. Google Scholar is a good start for that. BUT! There are drawbacks. You may be asked to pay for an article, when if you access it through the library homepage it may be freely available to you. You will also come across non-academic (or non peer-reviewed) articles that just won't cut it for your class paper.


The Internet is full of all sorts of materials that may be questionable in terms of their accuracy. Starting from the library homepage is a safer bet.

Library Tutorials

The image below opens the interactive Library Tutorials in a new window.

The image below opens an interactive web tutorial on Research Guides.

The image below opens an interactive web tutorial on Finding Books.

The image below opens an interactive web tutorial on Using Summon.

The image below opens an interactive web tutorial on Using Databases.

The image below opens an interactive web tutorial on Elements of a Citation.

The image below opens an interactive web tutorial on Getting Help.

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