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Library Instructions

Our librarians would be happy to create a presentation for your course, academic residency, department meeting, or conference. Most presentations are hosted online using GoToMeeting, a desktop conferencing tool. We can also provide live presentations at our New England and Cincinnati Academic Centers.

  • Length: library presentations can last from 5 minutes to 3+ hours. However, the best presentations are usually a minimum of 90 minutes.
  • Potential topics: library orientation, Zotero & Google Scholar Citation Tools, literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, searching strategies, subject-specific, custom presentations, etc.
  • Request a presentation: When requesting a presentation, please include as much of the following information as you can: date/time (tentative is fine), number of participants, participant research experience, accommodations that are needed, and any topics you would like covered. Request a presentation.

The library has several videos that can be added to CampusWeb courses and orientations. All videos are hosted on YouTube and can be added by link or embed code.

  • Welcome to the Library: This is a short introduction to the library website, scholarly resources, and getting help. 3:16 minutes.
  • Library Video Orientation (part 1): A more detailed introduction to the library website, help center resources, citation tools and examples, search strategies, resource guides, contacting the library, and interlibrary loan. 5:59 minutes.
  • Library Video Orientation (part 2): This video briefly discusses: how to locate articles using Google Scholar@UI&U, how to locate articles using the databases by subject page, how to locate a specific article using Google Scholar@UI&U, how to locate ebrary and EBSCO e-books using the catalog, and how to locate a specific e-book. 17:29 minutes.