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McGraw-Page Library: Library Tutorials



Below are video tutorials to help you use McGraw-Page Library's services. These videos are alternatively available on YouTube at

If you are looking for help on the research process, please see the English 185 guide. This covers brainstorming a topic to final bibliography work in one place!

Basics of Library Research
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Introduction to the library's website

This video will introduce you to the McGraw-Page Library website and how to find help with your research.

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Brainstorming/Mindmapping a topic

Coming up with an idea for a research topic can be hard. This video will help you brainstorm a topic with just the minimum information to start!

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Searching in a database

Once you have your research topic, you may be asked to use articles - this video will show you how to use our library databases to find journal articles.

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Searching in our catalog

You may be asked to use books or media for your project. This video will show you how to search in the library's catalog for books.

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Working with database results

Once you have your search underway in the library database, you'll be presented with a lot of information. This video will help you navigate through all the results.

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Better searching with Google

Google is always there, but how you use it may not be helpful. This video will share tips and tricks on how to search in Google to get better search results.

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Academic Integrity (CREDO)

This video will introduce you to plagiarism and ethical behavior, and the idea that acting with academic integrity stems from an understanding that information has value, and appreciating scholarship as an academic conversation.

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Plagiarism (CREDO)

This video will discuss the different types of plagiarism and how to avoid it in your own writing.

Copyright (CREDO)

This tutorial will introduce intellectual property, copyright, and creative commons to help you learn how to how to legally incorporate the work of others into your own research.

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How to place a hold on a book

With the library closed to the public, it can be hard to get physical books. You can now have books retrieved for you! It's called "placing a hold" and this video explains how to do that.

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Using Interlibrary Loan [ILL]

If you need an item McGraw-Page Library doesn't have access to, you can get it from another library! It's called "Interlibrary Loan" and this video shows you how to place a request.

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Reserving a study room

Did you know you can reserve specific study rooms in the Library? This video will show you how to do that.

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My Library Account

If you have items checked out you may want to renew them - you can do that through My Library account. This will show you the ins and outs of your account.

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Understanding a journal article record

If you use our main search box you can find journal articles - this video will explain what you're looking at.

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Understanding a book record

If you use our main search box you can find books or eBooks - this video will explain what you're looking at.

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