The LSC-North Harris Library offers these tutorial videos as a way for library users to learn how to use our resources. Each video is followed by a quiz, testing what you've learned. The videos are in Flash file format. If they don't work on your computer, click here to download Adobe Flash Player for free. You can also watch a YouTube version of each video. The scripts are in PDF format. If they don't work on your computer, click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.
Part A: Information as a Concept
1. What Is Information? | YouTube | 3:05 | script | What does it mean for something to be information? This video answers that question.
2. Evaluating Information | YouTube | 6:32 | script | Are you using accurate information? This video gives you tips on being a discerning customer of information.
3. Evaluating Information on the Internet | YouTube | 6:27 | script | How can you distinguish between good and bad information on the Internet? This video tells you specific things to look for.
Part B: Books and Other Circulating Materials at the Library
4. Using the Library Catalog | YouTube | 3:46 | script | This is your guide to finding books, videos, government documents, and other materials in the library.
5. Locating a Book in the Library | YouTube | 4:28 | script | This video tells you how to find a physical item, such as a book, in the library.
6. Requesting a Book from Another Library | YouTube | 3:15 | script | If an item isn't in your library, you may be able to request it from a different one.
7. Checking Out, Renewing, and Returning Books | YouTube | 5:02| script | This video will show you how to take materials home from the library.
Part C: Library Research Databases
8. Using Research Databases -- An Introduction | YouTube | 2:50 | script | This video will show you how to use library databases, both on campus and off.
9. Using Academic Search Complete | YouTube | 3:23 | script |
10. Using America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-2000 | YouTube | 2:50 | script |
11. Using Biography Reference Bank | YouTube | 4:20 | script |
12. Using Bloom's Literary Reference Online | YouTube | 2:12 | script |
13. Using Business Abstracts with Full Text | YouTube | 2:49 | script |
14. Using Business Source Complete | YouTube | 3:32 | script |
15. Using CINAHL | YouTube | 2:57 | script |
16. Using CountryWatch | YouTube | 4:24 | script |
17. Using the eBook Collection | YouTube | 7:52 | script |
18. Using History Study Center | YouTube | 4:32 | script |
19. Using Humanities Full Text | YouTube | 3:08 | script |
20. Using Issues & Controversies | YouTube | 3:44 | script |
21. Using JSTOR | YouTube | 3:41 | script |
22. Using Literary Reference Center | YouTube | 3:11 | script |
23. Using Literature Resource Center | YouTube | 3:27 | script |
24. Using Oxford Art Online | YouTube | 3:46 | script |
25. Using Oxford Music Online | YouTube | 3:12 | script |
26. Using Project MUSE | YouTube | 3:12 | script |
27. Using ProQuest Newspapers | YouTube | 2:43 | script |
28. Using the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection | YouTube | 3:50 | script |
29. Using the Religion and Philosophy Collection | YouTube | 3:48 | script |
30. Using the Science and Technology Collection | YouTube | 3:41 | script |
31. Using the Small Business Reference Center | YouTube | 3:20 | script |
32. Using the Statistical Abstract of the United States | YouTube | 3:38 | script |
33. Using the Vocational and Career Collection | YouTube | 3:11 | script |
34. Using STAT!Ref | YouTube | 1:41 | script |
35. Using the World History Collection | YouTube | 3:33 | script |
Part D: Free Online Databases
36. Using Google Books | YouTube | 4:19 | script |
37. Using Google Scholar | YouTube | 5:15 | script |
Part E: Citing Your Sources
38. Citing Your Sources in MLA Style | YouTube | 7:42 | script |
39. Citing Your Sources in APA Style | YouTube | 7:00 | script |
40. Citing Your Sources in the Chicago Style | YouTube | 5:47 | script |