Tours, Tutorials, & Quizzes

Library Orientation Tours are not available during the Fall 2020 Semester due to COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines.

Check out the video on what's open/available and what's closed/not available in the Library building as we reopen this Fall 2020 semester.

Library Floor Plans

Robertson Library (Physical Building) Reopens - Fall 2020    (8:17 minutes)

This video describes what's open/available and what's closed/not available in the Library building as we reopen this Fall 2020 semester.

Book A Space @ Robertson Library - Pre-booking Required   (6:41 minutes)

Study spaces and computers require pre-booking before arriving at the Library during the Fall 2020 semester. This video explains the Library’s booking policies and demonstrates how to use the Book A Space reservation system.

 

 

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.

 

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

Ask Us Live Chat    (00:58 minutes)

This video demonstrates how and when to use the Library's Ask Us Live Chat box.

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   

Curbside Pickup    (3:46 minutes)

This video describes how to request material from the Library's circulating collection through Curbside Pickup.

Finding ebooks in the Library Catalogue    (2:12 minutes)

This video demonstrates how to find ebooks in the Libary Catalogue.

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.

Interlibrary Loan     (3:08 minutes)

This video describes how to request a scanned copy of a journal article or chapter of a book from the Library's print collections, as well as electronic research materials not available in the Library's collections.

 

Library Catalogue: An Introduction     (5:05 minutes)

This introductory tutorial describes how to access and search the Library Catalogue.

Proxy Bookmarklet    (1:07 minutes)

This video describes how to use the Proxy Bookmarklet, a "one-click" tool added to your browser's toolbar, which lets you log into the proxy without having to browse from the Library website.

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. 

RefWorks: How to Create and Login To Your Account    (1:58 minutes)

This video demonstrates how to create and access a RefWorks account. RefWorks is a tool that you can use to store and manage your citations or bibliographical references.

RefWorks: The Basics    (7:46 minutes)

This video demonstrates how to use RefWorks to store, organize, insert, and format citations for research papers.

Subject Guides and Subject Librarians    (2:20 minutes)

This video demonstrates how to access information on subject guides and subject librarians on the Library website.

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.