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