Tours, Tutorials, & Quizzes

Library Tours,     Database Tutorials,     How-to Tutorials

Library Tours

Take advantage of one of the Library Orientation Tours offered throughout January and September.  Discover how to find your way around the Library, and what resources and services are offered. Along with a great learning experience, you could win a prize!

Pre-registration is not required; however, each tour is limited to 6 people.Tours begin at the Service Desk and last 30 - 40 minutes. 

If unable to make it to a scheduled tour, or prefer to check things out from home, the Library Tour is offered as a web tour.

Library Floor Plans

Robertson Library Web Tour

Robertson Library Web Tour  

This Web version of the Library Orientation Tour describes the resources and services offered at Robertson Library, as well as where they are physically located.


Library Database Tutorials

Academic Search Complete: An Introduction

Academic Search Complete: An Introduction     (6:05 minutes) 

This video describes how to find articles using Academic Search Complete; a multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete: An Introduction     (6:14 minutes)

This video describes how to find articles using Business Source Complete, a scholarly business database providing indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.


Films on Demand

Films on Demand: An Introduction     (2:33 minutes)

A video highlighting Films on Demand, a database which provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.

LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic - Searching Canadian Board & Tribunal Decisions      (2:30 minutes)

A video demonstrating how to locate Canadian Board & Tribunal Decisions using LexisNexis Academic, a database which contains full text of hundreds of world newspapers, wire services, tv new transcripts, business and medical magazines, and US and Canadian laws and court cases.

OneSearch: An Introduction

OneSearch: An Introduction     (6:54 minutes)

A video that demonstrates how to access and search OneSearch, a tool which allows you to search the vast majority of the Library's resources.

OneSearch: Academic Journal Articles

OneSearch: Academic Journal Articles     (3:26 minutes)

This video demonstrates how to find academic journal articles in OneSearch.

PsycINFO: An Introduction

PsycINFO Tutorial      (3:58 minutes)

A video highlighting the PsycINFO database, a database which contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology.


How-To Tutorials

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity (includes a section on Plagiarism)     (13:23 minutes)

An interactive video designed to help you understand academic integrity and how to avoid plagiarism.

The Plagiarism Quiz is available through Moodle. Your instructor will need to arrange for your class to be enrolled in the Plagiarism Quiz for access.

NOTE: This video will not work in Firefox for Windows, version 38.0.1. You will need to update Firefox to the latest version.

Call Numbers & How to Find Books in Robertson Library

Call Numbers & How to Find Books in Robertson Library     (5:54 minutes)
A video describing how to read Call Numbers and how they can be used to locate books in the Robertson Library.

Call Numbers - How to Read Them   


Check@UPEI     (5:14 minutes)

A video describing Check @ UPEI, a tool that will speed up your research process by helping you locate online and print materials at UPEI.


Grammarly      (9:22 minutes)

A video that demonstrates how to access and use Grammarly, an automated revision tool that helps you identify ways to improve spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and style in your writing.
Find Quality Web Information

Quality Web Information  

The Web is a popular place for finding research material.  However, finding high-quality material on the web and critically assessing the material you find are valuable skills that take time to master. 

Zeta Book Scanner: Scan Material as a Searchable PDF

Zeta Book Scanner    (5:07 minutes)

This video describes how to scan material as a searchable PDF or as a PDF with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) using the Zeta Book Scanner in the Library Learning Commons.

NOTE: The Zeta scanner is back in service. (March 10, 2017)

Basic Academic Skills Video Series

Basic Academic Skills Video Series    (Various)

This series of videos is aimed at secondary and post-secondary students who want to learn more about researching and writing.