Online Library Tutorials
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FLITE Catalog Tutorials
Using the Library Catalog (~ 3 min.)
Need to find books or movies? Click here to learn how!
Finding and Reading Ebooks (~ 2 - 5 min.)
You can read some of FLITE's books on your computer. Learn how to find and operate them!
FLITE Database Tutorials
How to Find the Databases (~ 3 min.)
Ever wondered where the library's databases are hiding? Take the tutorial to find out!
Using Find It (SFX) Links (~ 3 min.)
Having trouble finding an article's full text? Click here to learn how!
Using CitationLinker to Track Down an Article (~ 3 min.)
Need to find one specific article, but not sure which database to look in? This is the tutorial for you!
How to Limit Your Search by Place in Access World News (~ 2 min.)
Need to find newspaper articles from a specific country? Learn how here!
How to Use Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (~ 3 min.)
Want to know if that journal is peer reviewed? Here's how you can find out!
Citation Manager Tutorials
Three Ways to Import Citations Into Refbase (~ 3 - 5 min.)
Need to import citations into Refbase without devoting your life to data entry? This tutorial is for you!
Formatting Citations in Refbase (~ 4 min.)
Want to add a bibliography to your paper without formatting citations by hand? Learn how Refbase can help!
Exporting Database Citations for Refbase (html)
Want to save lots of citations from the databases without typing them all in manually? Here's how!
Using Zotero (outside website)
Want help using Zotero? Its creators have you covered!
FLITE Web Tutorials
FLITE Website Tour (~ 3 min.)
Want to learn how to access resources from the FLITE homepage? This tutorial is for you!
Using Google to Learn Whether it's Peer Reviewed (~ 3 min.)
Don't want to look in Ulrich's to learn if that journal is peer reviewed? Watch this tutorial!
PILOT introduces students to basic concepts of information literacy and how they apply to some typical undergraduate level assignments. These basic concepts can also be applied to more complex research needs.
PILOT can be taken all at once (five units), or each unit can be used independently of the others. The units cover:
- identifying types of resources useful for research;
- selecting resource(s) to meet your needs;
- finding information;
- retrieving resources containing needed information;
- evaluating resources and the information they contain.
General Research Tutorials
The Research Process (~ 3 min.)
Will he discover terrifying secrets and great search skills? The Spybrarian stars in Ouroboros: Seven Steps to Enlightened Research.
Focusing Your Research Topic (~ 1 min.)
Join the Spybrarian in Focus Your Research! as he narrows down a topic to a reasonable size.
Types of Periodicals: Popular, Trade, and Scholarly
Help the Spybrarian figure out the different types of periodicals and what kind of information is in them.
Citations and formatting
Need help formatting your paper and citations in APA style? Login here with your MyFSU username and password for a series of tutorials that will take you through it step by step.
Need help formatting your paper and citations in MLA style? Login here with your MyFSU username and password for a series of tutorials that will take you through it step by step.
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