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Last Updated: Sep 7, 2016
Watch short How-To videos on research tips.
How to Know It's Research
Demonstrates how to determine if it's research by looking at different parts of a research article. [Length: 0:02:55]
Subject Guides: What They Are & How to Find Them
A subject guide is a webpage that tells you how to find different materials in a certain subject area. This video demonstrates how to find them on the library homepage. [Length: 0:03:00]
Access Google Scholar Off-Campus
Demonstrates how to enable your settings so you can use Google Scholar off campus and get the FindIt @ UNI button. The FindIt button gives you access to articles that the library has paid for. [Length: 0:01:55]
Use E-brary to access thousands of book titles electronically!
Gale Virtual Reference Library
A great resource to use to get background information on your topic! Consider it the "good" Wikipedia that you can use! [Length: 0:01:57]
Narrow or Broaden Your Search Using AND or OR
Demonstrates when and how to use AND or OR to narrow and broaden your search. [Length: 0:03:10]
Broaden Your Search Using an Asterisk
Demonstrates when, where, and how to use an asterisk in your search strategy to broaden your search results. [Length: 0:04:30]
Focus Your Search Results by Using Quotes Around a Phrase
Demonstrates how to use quotes to focus your search results. Gives examples of using quotes and not using quotes in a search. [Length: 0:03:30]
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