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Tutorials & Training for Library Resources

This page contains instructional handouts, video tutorials and links to webpages to help answer some of your questions about the library and about library resources. To get further assistance, stop by the reference desk in Seymour Libarary, contact a reference librarian, or email the library at


How do I find books?

... using the library catalog when I know the title or author? (video, 1:22)

... using the library catalg on a particular subject? (video, 2:57)

... on the shelf when I don't understand Library of Congress (LC) call numbers? (video, 0:55)

... using WorldCat? (pdf)


How do I find articles?

... using EBSCOhost databases? (PDF)

... using JSTOR? (PDF)

... using LexisNexis: View the tutorials on YouTube.

... when they are in full text online? (video, 2:25;  pdf handout)


How do I get materials the Knox library doesn't have?

... using the ILLiad Service to request articles? (video, 2:28)

... and what is the difference between ILLiad and I-Share?


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How do I find course reserves? (video, 1:24)

How do I create an I-Share account? (video, 1:21)

Cite sources properly?