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Library Tutorials

Watch these video tutorials or visit our YouTube page at to help you get started with your library research.

Library Videos

Course Reserves: Course reserves are materials selected by professors for their specific classes to be available in the Library for student use. To view items available use OneVU -> Course Reserves. Search by Course or Instructor. Sort results by Course Name, Department, Instructor, or Start Date.

Evaluating Resources:  When researching articles for a paper, it is the responsibility of every researcher from student to tenured faculty to evaluate their resources. A simple test you can run on each of your resources to make sure that they are appropriate for you is the CRAAP Test. 

Holds & ILL:  Watch this video to learn how to access resources during our renovation.

How to Use Google Scholar: Tutorial created by the David L. Rice Library that discusses the benefits of Google Scholar, how to utilize its service, and how it differs from regular Google.

iPad Basics:  Basic operations of the iPad are shown, for beginners!

Library Tour:  Take a virtual tour of Shake Library to check out its services and resources!

Library Website:  Learn how to use Shake Library's website and all the features it offers.

OneVU:  How to use OneVU, our online catalog that allows you to search all of Shake Library's resources in one place.

Searching Databases:  Learn how to search for scholarly journal articles in Shake Library's databases. Included are instructions for accessing the databases from off campus.

Using iPad Apps:  Demonstrates how to use apps on the iPad. Includes opening apps, opening folders of apps, running apps in the background, minimizing apps, and closing apps.

Using iPad Text and Keyboard:  Demonstrates how to use the iPad keyboard and some text shortcut features. Includes hiding the keyboard, undocking keyboard, splitting keyboard, auto-typing, auto-capitalization, cut, copy, and paste.



Database Videos

Artstor:  A playlist of videos showing how to access, search, and browse the Artstor database.

Biography In Context (Gale):  A playlist of videos showing the basics of how to use Gale's Biography In Context database.

CQ Researcher:  A quick overview of how to use the CQ Researcher database.

Credo Reference:  View these videos to learn how to navigate and make the most of the Credo Reference database.

EBSCOhost:  Learn how to use the EBSCOhost databases. From doing a basic search to citing articles, these videos will help you navigate EBSCO's databases.

Gale Virtual Reference Library:  Learn how to search the Gale Virtual Reference Library database.

Literature Resource Center (Gale):  A playlist of videos showing the basics of how to use Gale's Literature Resource Center database.

Nexis Uni:  A playlist of videos showing an overview of how to use the Nexis Uni databse.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale):  A playlist of videos showing the basics of how to use Gale's Opposing Viewpoints in Context database.

ProQuest eBook Central:   A playlist of videos showing an overview of how to use the ProQuest eBook Central database.

Testing & Education Reference Center:  A playlist of videos showing how to use the Testing & Education Reference Center database. From the high school and community college students just embarking on a career path to the business veteran who wants to make a career change, the Testing & Education Reference Center provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests and much more.

Westlaw:  A playlist of videos where you can discover all the features of Thomas Reuters' Westlaw database.

WorldCat (OneVU):  Learn how to create lists and citations in OneVU.


The Indiana State Library has an online Introduction to INSPIRE and other training videos here.