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Tutorials

Basic Database Searching
Find magazine and journal articles using the BVU Library database Academic Search Complete. Learn how to enter search terms and narrow down a search to get the most relevant articles. Read more...

Cite Sources
Documentation of sources is necessary in research, not only to give credit to the creators of the information, but also to enable readers to easily locate the items you cite. This tutorial is a resource for all kinds of styles of documenting sources.  Read more...

Connecting From Off Campus
Gives help on how to connect to library resources from off campus.  Read more...

EBSCO eBooks
This tutorial helps users search, view, checkout, and download EBSCO eBooks and gives information on the software needed.  Updated August 2011. Read more...

Getting to full text of articles
Many of the library's databases include full-text of articles, but what if the article you want is not available? This tutorial shows how to use the "Search for full-text" link and the ILLiad interlibrary loan system. Read more...

Peer-Reviewed Articles
Answers basic questions like, "What is a Peer Reviewed Journal" and instructs how to find Peer Reviewed Journals in our Library.  Read more...

Renewing Books Online
A Step-by-step guide for renewing items checked out from BVU Library online. Read more...

Request an Interlibrary Loan
This tutorial will answer questions about how to request an Interlibrary Loan through the Interlibrary Loan or ILLiad services. Read more...

Requesting items through the BVU Library catalog
Need books, DVDs, or other items from the BVU Library? Whether you are across campus or across the country, this video shows you how easy it is to place requests for items we own. Read more...

Searching the Sage Journals Online databases
If you need scholarly articles in the areas of communication, criminology, education or psychology try the Sage Journals Online databases. SJO databases have a different look than our other databases, but include lots of great information! Read more...

Selecting a Database
How do you choose the right database to search for the information you need?  This tutorial shows you how to make the best choice and how to search multiple Ebsco databases. Read more...

Self-Renewal of items checked out from the BVU Library
Learn how to renew items you have checked out using the "Renew Materials" link in the BVU Catalog. Read more...

Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
This is a resource for tips to avoid plagiarism.  Read more...