Library Tutorials

Find Articles

You can find reliable, authoritative articles using Central Search or specialized databases. These tutorials focus on finding articles in specialized databases.

Finding Sources for Scholarly Articles

Choosing a database "How to Select a Library Database"
Length: Self-paced, approximately 3 minutes
Source: UCO Library
Description: How to choose the best databases for your topic.

Sources of scholarly articles "The Digital Library: Discovery (Central Search) and Individual Databases" (Transcript)
Length: 3 minutes
Source: Research Companion
Description: What are the differences between discovery tools and individual databases?

Basic & Advanced Searching in EBSCOHost

Basic searching in EBSCOHost "Basic Searching in EBSCOHost"
Length: Self-paced, approximately 3 minutes
Source: UCO Library
Description: Basic techniques for searching in any EBSCO database.

Advanced searching in EBSCOHost "Advanced Searching in EBSCOHost"
Length: Self-paced, approximately 5 minutes
Source: UCO Library
Description: Advanced techniques for searching in any EBSCO database.

Basic & Advanced Searching in ProQuest

Basic searching in ProQuest "Basic Searching in ProQuest"
Length: Self-paced, approximately 3 minutes
Source: UCO Library
Description: Basic techniques for searching in any ProQuest database.

Advanced searching in ProQuest "Advanced Searching in ProQuest"
Length: Self-paced, approximately 5 minutes
Source: UCO Library
Description: Advanced techniques for searching in any ProQuest database.

Peer Reviewed and Scholarly Articles

Peer-reviewed journal articles "What are Peer Reviewed Journals?" (Transcript)
Length: 2 minutes
Source: UCO Library
Description: What does Peer Reviewed mean?

How can you tell if an article is scholarly? "What is a Scholarly Article?" (Transcript)
Length: 2.5 minutes
Source: Research Companion
Description: How can you know if an article you've found is scholarly?


Finding Articles in Specific Subject Areas

Mergent-Intro "Mergent: Intro"
Length: Self-paced, approximately 5 minutes
Source: UCO Library

Mergent-Bonds "Mergent: Bonds"
Length: Self-paced, approximately 5 minutes
Source: UCO Library

Mergent-Company Info "Mergent: Company Info"
Length: Self-paced, approximately 5 minutes
Source: UCO Library

Mergent-Custom Reports "Mergent: Custom Reports"
Length: Self-paced, approximately 5 minutes
Source: UCO Library

ReferenceUSA "ReferenceUSA"
Length: Self-paced, approximately 5 minutes
Source: UCO Library

The International Monetary Fund publishes User Guides for its International Financial Statistics Database.

These, and many other helpful resources, are also linked from the Business Guide created by Chambers librarians.

Law

Searching Lexis Nexis Law "Searching Lexis Nexis Law" (Closed caption available on the video)
Length: 2 minutes
Source: Lexis Nexis

Free web resources for legal information: WashLaw from Washburn University School of Law is a directory of legal resources, arranged at the federal level and by states. FindLaw is an extensive resource for non-legal experts to learn about popular law topics, as well as find a lawyer or sample legal documents. See also Cornell's Legal Information Institute.

These, and many other helpful resources, are also linked from the Law and Legal Research Guide created by Chambers librarians, or from the library's Government Information department.

Searching JSTOR "Searching JSTOR"
Length: Self-paced, approximately 4 minutes
Source: UCO Library

Searching Gale Artemis "Searching Gale Artemis" (Closed caption available on the videos)
Length: Varies
Source: Cengage Learning

All of these databases, and many other helpful resources, are also linked from the Literature in English Guide created by Chambers librarians.


Need more information?

Research Companion is a collection of self-guided video tutorials that can guide you through each step of the research process.

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