Below is a selection of instructional tutorials created by the SPU librarians to help you become familiar with the library and learn how to use particular resources.
Tour of the library : An overview of the library’s collections, services, and study locations. Explore what each floor of the library has to offer.
Navigating the Library’s Web Pages : The various entry points identified, and additional pages highlighted (e.g., finding books, articles, and online resources). (Video about five minutes.)
Introduction to Library Liaison : A quick way to help identify and contact your subject liaison in the library.
Why Can't I Just Use Google ? Provides two important reasons that students need to go beyond Google when searching for information for their college research papers. (Video about two minutes.)
Searching the SPU Catalog : Features of the SPU catalog, including Summit/WorldCat, along with how to use them effectively. (Video about 15 minutes.)
Using Academic Search Premier : Strategies presented for identifying and locating articles through this database. (Video about 15 minutes.)
Information Ethics : How to use various types of information appropriately for papers or projects. (Video about five minutes.)
Evaluating Web Pages : Approaches identified for evaluating different parts of websites, particularly for academic information. (Video about 10 minutes.)
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