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

For help with Mobile Access to many databases and other Library resources, view our Mobile Access page.

CINAHL: Advanced Searching  LexisNexis: Finding Landmark US Cases (8-min. video)
CINAHL & MeSH Headings  Literary Index Help  
EBSCO Databases Advanced Search Guide  Literary Reference Center Guide 
EBSCO iPhone App Guide  Morningstar Quick Guide 
EBSCOhost Android App  Morningstar Detailed Guide 
EBSCOhost Mobile Guide  Proquest Religion Guide (PDF)
EBSCO eBooks on your Apple Device  PsycINFO Guide (PDF)
EBSCO eBook Collection: Downloading (4-min. video) PubMed Tutorials 
EBSCO eBook Collection Searching (3- min. video) Safari Books Demo (5-min. video)
JSTOR Overview  Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)   
Learning Express Library Video Tutorials  Social Sciences Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) 
LexisNexis: Introduction (2-min. video) Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage Quick Tour 

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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