These short, interactive videos will help you get started with your library research. Choose from the following topics:
- Reserve Materials (English)
Find out if the library owns a copy of your textbook
- Find Articles and Off Campus Access (English)
Get help finding articles using the Southwestern Library's website and databases
These videos provide instructions on how to use and search the EBSCOhost Online Databases.
- EBSCOhost Search Alerts
Search Alerts save valuable research time, and can be set up to provide automatic e-mail notification whenever your searching topic become available.
- EBSCOhost Journal Alerts
This online tutorial demonstrates Journal Alerts which allow you to set up automatic e-mail notification when a new issue of a specific journal becomes available in an EBSCOhost database.
These tutorials cover the online resource LexisNexis Academic
which provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, health and medicine and reference information from nearly 5000 sources
- LexisNexis Academic using Index Terms
This video will teach you how to add Index Terms to narrow your search in LexisNexis Academic. Using the index will get you the best search results!
- LexisNexis Academic Create a Company List
This tutorial will show you how to use Company Dossier in LexisNexis Academic to create a list of companies. This example shows a list of public companies that make over $1 billion in Washington, DC.
- LexisNexis Academic Finding News Information
This tutorial will help you find news about an area or geographic region. The video also includes a great tip on how to narrow your results to articles from newspapers from a specific state.
- LexisNexis Academic Searching by Date
This tutorial will help you use the specify date function in LexisNexis Academic. This is great for a project where you may need to see news that happened on your birthday.
This instructional video will present instructions on how to use the Proquest Newspaper Databases
locate articles from the Wall Street Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post.
- Basic Search
This tutorial provides instructions on how to search and retrieve results quickly.
- Create & Manage Email Alerts
Email alerts can keep you aware of when new materials are added to your favorite ProQuest resources. Manage your email alerts from your My Research account.
These four instructional videos will present instructions on how to use the ARTstor digital library
of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.
- Introducing ARTstor: (how to register)
This tutorial briefly walks users through the new look and feel of the ARTstor Digital Library
- Searching in ARTstor : (For Off Campus Use)
This tutorial explores your many options for narrowing search results within the ARTstor Digital Library.
- Downloading image groups in ARTstor: (For Off Campus Use)
This tutorial describes the steps required to exporting your ARTstor image groups into a single PowerPoint presentation .
These instructional videos provide instructions on how to use the Films On Demand Streaming Media Collection
. This collection includes unlimited, 24/7 access to more than 3,000 videos in the areas of Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics and Health & Medicine .
Handouts are in PDF format. [Download free Adobe Reader]
Articles (Go to Articles and Databases to search)
Books (Go to the Library Catalog or to the EBSCOhost eBook Collection to search)
Citing Sources (Go to the Citing Sources Subject Guide for more help)