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


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, February 15, 2023

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

QEP and Library Workshop: October 31, 2023

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

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

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