Library Tutorials

Research Skills Tutorials

The Research Skills tutorials are a set of 6 modules that provide a foundation of information literacy and critical thinking skills. Topics range from getting started with research, to evaluating and critiquing information sources, to citations.

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 citationhelp  subject  libraryservices

 

How To Locate Resources 


Finding Articles Using Academic Search Complete
A screencast tutorial on how to find articles in the database Academic Search Complete, a good database to start out your search. (3:00) 

Finding Books
A visual guide to searching for, locating, and checking out books.

Get It! getit@bu  
This tutorial will show you how to use the Get It! button to obtain articles. (2:53)

How to Find a Database
Three different ways to access databases from the Libraries' website. (2:55)

Finding Primary Sources
Find various types of primary sources using resources available at the Binghamton University Libraries. (5:08)

  

FRI Tutorials


BioGeoChemistry
In this module, you will learn how to search for books, use databases to find articles, and search strategies.

Biomedical Chemistry
In this module, you will learn how about finding general information on Biomedical Chemistry, locating journal articles on Biomedical Chemistry, searching strategies, and chemical structure drawing tools.

Biomedical Engineering
In this modules you will learn how to find books, articles, and key biomedical engineering journals as well as how to search databases related to in biomedical engineering.

Biofilms
This module includes ways to find general information about biofilms, identify and locate texts that cover biofilms and ways to find and access research articles on biofilms using journals and databases.

Ecological Genetics
In this module, you will learn about finding reference sources and books on ecological genetics, locating journal articles in Web of Science, and using cited reference searching to find related research.

Geospatial Remote Sensing
In this module, you will learn to find books using the Catalog, articles using databases, additional research resources, and help with research.

Image and Acoustic Signals
In this module you will learn how to find books and relevant databases for image and acoustic signals and what library computing resources are available.

Molecular and Biomedical Anthropology
In this module, you will learn how to access the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) site, use Pubmed for research, and use the Libraries website to find databases.

Neuroscience
In this module you will learn about: databases used to find articles about neuroscience, search strategies using Find It!, professional organizations and mobile apps for research.

Public Health
In this module, you will learn how to create and use a PICO search in library databases, database search strategies, and how to perform cited reference searching.

Smart Energy
In this module you will learn about finding general information on smart energy, locating journal articles on smart energy, search strategy advice, and chemical structure drawing tools.

  

Citation Help

 

Citation Managers Guide
Learn how to use various free citation management tools that allow you to save and organize your citations and create bibliographies.


Subject-Specific


Current Events


Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find information on all sides of selected social issues and current hot topics using Opposing Viewpoints in Context. (2:32)


Economics


How to Search the Bureau of Economic Analysis
This is a short tutorial on how to use the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) website. (3:15)

How to Use EconLit
Using the EconLit database to find economic information. (2:50)

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers
How to find NBER Working Papers using infoLINK and the NBER Working Papers databases. (1:57)

How to Use ThomsonOne.com
This is a short tutorial on how to use the ThomsonOne.com database. (3:27)


Finance & Management


How to Find Company Information in Business Source Complete
Find company information using the Business Source Complete database. (3:37)

How to Find Industry Information in Business Source Complete
This is a short tutorial on how to find company information in the Business Source Complete database. (2:33)

How to Use Business Insights
This is a short tutorial on finding industry and company information in the Business Insights: Essentials database. (4:48)

How to Use International Financial Statistics Online
This is a short tutorial on how to use the International Financial Statistics Online database. (3:08)

How to Use Gfk MRI University Reporter
This is a short tutorial describing how to use the marketing database MRI Plus (also called MRI+). (4:56)| Tutorial Script


Sciences


GeoRef
A brief tutorial on how to search GeoRef, a database primarily for the geosciences.(4:09)

PICO
This tutorial will teach you to use PICO, a model to outline a clinical research question. (8:40)


Social Sciences


Social Services Abstracts
A tutorial on how to use Social Services Abstracts to locate articles. (3:36)


Statistics


How to Use International Financial Statistics Online
This is a short tutorial on how to use the International Financial Statistics Online database. (3:08)

Last Updated: 8/19/19