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Tutorials and Training Tools: Research Tips

Learn how to use the Library and improve your research skills

What You'll Find Here

These videos provide a variety of quick research tips that will make you a better researcher. Learn how to search the Library through Google Scholar, limit a search to a specific discipline, and more.

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Using Citations to Find Books and Articles

Using Citations to Find Books and Articles
Have a citation, and need to find the full text? Find out how you can search for it. (3:30)

Finding Articles by Discipline or Profession

Search by Discipline or Profession

Finding Articles by Discipline or Profession
This short tutorial will help you limit a search to articles by authors in a specific discipline or profession. (2:09)

Reading the Wall Street Journal With a Marketing Eye

Wall Street Journal

Reading the Wall Street Journal With a Marketing Eye
This short video will help you use the Wall Street Journal to locate competitive marketing strategies. (3:38)

How To Find Charts and Graphs

Charts and Graphs

How to Find Charts and Graphs
If you need to find charts or graphs, this tutorial will show you how with instructions and animated GIFs.

Identify Scholarly vs Popular Articles

Scholarly vs Popular

Identify Scholarly vs Popular Articles
Tell the difference between articles authored by a scholar from articles written by a journalist. (2:37)

Using LexisNexis to Find Newspapers

Using LexisNexis to Find Newspapers

Using LexisNexis to Find Newspaper Articles
Use basic search strategies to locate newspaper articles in LexisNexis. (1:47)

Accessing Library Materials Through Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Accessing Library Materials Through Google Scholar
Learn how to setup Google Scholar to search the Web and the National University Library at the same time. (2:02)

How to Find a SWOT Analysis

Find a SWOT Analysis

How to Find a SWOT Analysis
Learn how to use Library resources to find a company SWOT analysis. (4:25)