Library Tutorials

If you'd like to learn more about using the library and its resources, you can complete the following online tutorials. Each tutorial focuses on a different aspect of the library, or one of its resources. You may submit your grade once you are done.

1: Welcome to the library

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This lesson introduces you to the library, and explains how to get a library card. 

2: Library materials & use policies

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This lesson introduces you to the materials inside the library, and the use policies for those materials.

3: Things to do in the library

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This lesson explains what it is exactly you can do in the library.

4: The library's website

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This lesson introduces you to the library's website, and explains how to access the library's many online resources.

5: Books (The KCTCS Library Catalog)

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This lesson explains what books are exactly, and how you can look them up using the KCTCS Library Catalog.

6: Electronic books (eBooks on EBSCOhost)

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This lesson introduces you to electronic books, and how you can use "eBooks on EBSCOhost" to find them.

7: Articles (ProQuest)

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This lesson explains what articles are, and introduces you to the ProQuest database to find full-text articles.

8: Reference (Oxford Reference)

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This lesson shows you how to get your research started, and how to use reference materials and the Oxford Reference databases.

9: Articles (EBSCOhost Web & Gale Infotrac)

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This lesson explains more about finding articles, and introduces you to the EBSCOhost Web and Gale Infotrac databases.

10: Articles (Gale In Context & NewsBank)

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This lesson shows you some really neat databases for finding articles: the Gale In Context databases and NewsBank.

11: Videos (Films on Demand)

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This lesson explains what audiovisual and multimedia materials are, and how you can find videos using Films on Demand.

12: Websites: doing research on the Web

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This lesson explains how to do research on the Web, and how to evaluate websites.

13: MLA citations

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This lesson shows you how to document sources using MLA style. 

14: CINAHL with Full Text

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This lesson is for Nursing & Allied Health students, and it shows you some advanced searching features in CINAHL with Full Text, which is an EBSCOhost Web database.

15: Objective evaluation of scientific journals

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This lesson is for Nursing & Allied Health students, and it discusses some ways to evaluate scientific journals.