It's up to individual students to learn how to use the Library and its resources. The tutorials on this page are here to help. Take the time to read them early in your studies, to save time and frustration later on. An estimated reading time is provided for each one, but this is only an estimate. Take the time you need to understand the concepts.
The first time you read these, you should follow the order of the pages. After that you can always return to a particular page for a refresher. On the next page find links to specific sections of tutorials.
If you need a library skills module for credit in a course, check your syllabus for details. It may not be one of these tutorials! Normally, anything worth grades is found in Blackboard.
In December 2019, the library introduced our new academic search tool: Omni.
Omni changes how you search, what you find, and what you can do with your results. Look at our Omni Guide for details on using Omni. Or just try it out - it's very easy to use. You can always check out the guide later, when you want to learn more.
These tutorials are essential for understanding indepth library research techniques:
These tutorials are extremely useful for most students.