The Library is expanding its collection of video tutorials in order to better help students with their research questions – especially during those late night research sessions! The videos are based on the Library’s workshops and are intended to guide students in using the Library’s various resources and services.
Currently, the videos cover many of the same topics as our library workshops, such as how to connect to the Library’s resources from home, how to find online journal articles by creating an effective search strategy and picking the right databases, and how to contact your liaison librarian when you need more help.
The videos are available on the Library’s YouTube Channel, as well as on the Library’s Online Tutorials page. They have been primarily created for student use when a librarian is unavailable. For this reason, the concepts are broken down into short video segments – no more than 3 minutes in length – in order to maintain students’ interest while still covering the most important information. The videos are intended to be simultaneously entertaining and informative.
Library Intern Rachel McNeil has conducted short interviews with students to uncover their most pressing research questions. The results of these interviews will help to inform future video topics. Upcoming video topics include: how to effectively use the Library’s search tool Primo, how to read and create citations, and how to create Table of Contents alerts or RSS alerts in order to stay up-to-date on the research in your field.
For more information or to submit video ideas, contact:
Library Intern, Dana Porter Library