Jumpstart Your Research: Getting Started with Library Research

Primo Search is the library's discovery system. With Primo Search, you can find journal articles, books, and more with just one search. You can also use Primo Search to access your library account and to request materials from other libraries. Come and learn why Primo Search is the best way to jumpstart your library research.

After watching this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain the research process
  • Access your library account in Primo Search
  • Find journal articles, books, and more with Primo Search
  • Request materials from other libraries using Primo Search

Recorded June 29, 2023.

Navigating the Digitial Stacks:Tips for Effective Online Research

Feeling overwhelmed by the vastness of online library resources? This workshop will equip you with the skills to become a confident and efficient researcher.

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to
    • Navigate library online resources, including databases, e-books, and journals
    • Access library research support services
    • Utilize library digital tools that assist with research tasks

Recorded June 27, 2024.

Advanced Search Strategies: March 22, 2023

This webinar is for everybody who wants to make their searches more effective or to impress their friends with their wicked search skills. You will learn the advanced search techniques used by librarians and other information professionals. 

After participating in this webinar, you will be able to... 

  • Use nesting and Boolean operators to develop an advanced search phrase
  • Identify and use subject headings (MeSH)
  • Use field searching to make database searches more precise 


Health Science Databases: Finding Credible Information in the Health Sciences

Amy Ferguson, Academic Success Librarian, demonstrates PubMed and other health science databases.

Recorded February 15, 2023.

QEP and the Library

Dr. Mandy Smith, QEP Manager, and Amy Ferguson, Academic Success Librarian present information on the Library & QEP.

Recorded October 31, 2022.

Demystifying the APA Style

Discover how APA formatting not only ensures clarity and professionalism but also safeguards your work against plagiarism concerns. We'll guide you through crafting flawless in-text citations and reference lists, equipping you to seamlessly integrate sources and strengthen your writing credibility.

After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:
    • Define plagiarism and how avoid it
    • Prepare a reference list in the APA Format
    • Cite sources in-text in the APA Format

Recorded June 4, 2024


Vancouver Style and Avoiding Plagiarism

Learn how to use the Vancouver Style to cite your sources and avoid plagiarism. Below are the links mentioned in video.
NLM Journal Title Abbreviations: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals
Abbreviations for Common Words Used in Journal Titles: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/n/citmed/appa/
Vancouver Style Guide: https://parker.libguides.com/vancouver.

Time Stamps

Introduction: 0:00
Plagiarism: 1:48
Vancouver Style: 10:48
In-Text Citation: 14:02
Citing Journals: 19:36
Citing Books: 34:10
Citing Websites: 38:51

Recorded on February 20, 2024.

How to Read a Scientific Paper

Evidence-based practice requires evidence. Unfortunately, this evidence is often tucked away within scientific papers that are difficult to read. Learn to critically read scientific papers to access the information you need.

After participating in this webinar, you will able to

  • Describe the IMRaD structure for academic journal articles
  • Explain what to look for when reading a scientific paper
  • Access resources that will help you critically evaluate different types of scientific papers

Recorded on March 24, 2024.