Library Catalog, Database, & Internet Searching  

Select from the guides and tutorials on research, library catalogs, library databases, Internet searching, and more. If you need help, ask a librarian. 

Introduction to Using the Search Tools

Search Terms: CLIP Tutorial  Three Universal Search Strategies 
Know How Research Tutorial   

Catalog Searching Help

 ODU Library Catalog Guide   ODU Library Catalog's Limit & Sort Options 
 ODU Mobile Library Catalog Guide   Understanding ODU Library Call Numbers 
 OhioLINK Library Catalog Guide   Searching for Ebooks 

Database Searching Help

OhioLINK: How to...  Finding Key Databases in Your Area of Study 
Introduction to Databases  Understanding & Reading Your Results 
Mobile Access   Finding Journals Using Library Databases 

Database Tutorials

 ATLA Tutorials   Learning Express Library Video Tutorial 
 Business Source Complete: Advanced Searching   LexisNexis: Research Help by topic 
 Business Source Complete: Company View (3.5-min. video)  LexisNexis Tutorials 
 CINAHL: Advanced Searching   Literary Index Help 
 CINAHL & MeSH Headings   Literary Reference Center Guide 
 EBSCO Databases Advanced Search Guide (PDF)   Mergent Quick Tips 
 EBSCO iPhone App Guide    Proquest Religion Guide (PDF)
 EBSCOhost Android App   PsycINFO Guide (PDF)
 EBSCOhost Mobile Guide   PubMed Tutorial 
 EBSCO eBooks on your Apple Device  Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)   
 EBSCO eBook Collection: Downloading (4-min. video)  Social Sciences Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) 
 EBSCO eBook Collection Searching (3- min. video)  Standard & Poor's Quick Tour & S&P Extensive Guide  
 JSTOR Tutorials     

Internet Searching Help

Top 10 Internet Search Tips  10 Tips for Smarter, More Efficient Internet Searching 
Search Engine Show Down  Power Searching with Google 
Search Engine Watch  Recommended Search Tools 

Always check with your professor to determine the kinds of resources you need for your paper.

Citation Searching: Finding Journal Titles

Finding Journals Using the ODU Library Catalog  Using EBSCO A to Z OhioLINK 
Finding Journals Using Library Databases   

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