Welcome to our Library Website tutorial! This tutorial has been designed to familiarize you with:

  • Our databases page
  • How to contact us

Use the arrows below to navigate through this tutorial.

This is the library website on the right.

Most of the work you will do as researchers will be focused in our databases, research guides, and our Discover box. 

Tabs on the website

The Discover box is like a "Library Google" box. It offers you quick access to articles, books, and ebooks, including peer reviewed articles.

Discover:

  • Searches most of our databases. This does NOT include most Business resources (company, industry, and market data).

Databases:

  • Links to Databases like EBSCO's Academic Search, JSTOR, Mergent, S&P Capital IQ, ProQuest, etc.

Research Guides:

  • Recommendations and tips by major/topic or by class. These can contain helpful tips for your research assignments.

Journals:

  • Useful for obtaining specific titles like Harvard Business Review, or New York Times in full text

Library Catalog:

  • Searches everything in the building: books, CDs, DVDs, Course reserves.

For in-depth research in your major, you will often have to use other databases. Let's take a look. Click the Databases tab, and then click View All Databases.

This is our database page. Skim the top of the page.

About how many databases do we have?


Since we have so many, we've organized them by Subject, Type, and Vendor.

Select "Accounting" as a Subject by using the All Subjects menu and watch the list change. 

What's the last database listed?

To search for a different major or other info, clear your previous search with the Clear button:

Clear Filters button

Let's say you have an English assignment. Take a look at English databases.

Notice on the right? A librarian is listed to help you with English.

Who is listed as the English librarian?

Press the clear button again:

Clear filters

Now check out the middle menu for Type. We have databases of lots of types. Select Newspapers and take a look at the "Wall Street Journal".

The Wall Street Journal is listed three times because we get different years from different sources. Which link provides the oldest WSJ articles?

Clear filters again.

The third menu is labelled Vendors/Providers. Most people don't need this drop down, but it's useful when you are familiar with a kind of database. For example, many people ask us about EBSCO databases, because they've used these in High School, or another college or university.

How many EBSCO databases does the library have?

What if your instructor or assignment requires the use of a specific database? You can search or use the alphabet links to get to the correct one.

Search "Mergent" or click the M to browse by name.

What results are Mergent databases?

Clear your search, and find JSTOR.

Which description best defines JSTOR according to our database list?

Click the Library link at the top of the page to navigate home.

Take a look at the contact information in the middle of the page. 

How can students contact the library for assistance?

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