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Library Tutorials: Tutorials

TUTORIALS: Videos to help you use the library's resources effectively


Pilgrim Library Video Tour (2022)

  • A video created for First-Year Students in the 2022 FYE 100 course. View this to learn what's located where in the Pilgrim Library.  

Pilgrim Library Website Tutorial

  • A guide to using the Pilgrim Library's website to find what you need

Jacket Search Tutorial

  • Learn how to use Jacket Search to find books, articles, etc.

Journal Finder Tutorial 

  • Learn how to use the Journal Finder tab

Course Reserves Tutorial 

  • How to find out whether something is on reserve for your class

 Defiance College Catalog Tutorial 

  • Learn how to find a book or audiovisual item in DC's catalog.

Borrowing From OhioLink Tutorial

  • Learn how to borrow a book or AV item from another OhioLink library

Interlibrary Loan Tutorial

  • Learn how to request materials that aren't available in the databases or OhioLink's catalog


Selecting a Database: Starter Databases

  • Highlights general databases that cover multiple topics

Selecting a Database: How to Find a Specialized Subject Database

  • How to select a database that will contain articles and documents on one particular specialized subject

How to Narrow a Search

  • Learn how to narrow a search that pulled up too many hits

How to Broaden a Search

  • Learn how to broaden a search when you didn't find enough hits


E-Books Tutorial Basics

  • Learn the basics of how to search for and navigate the e-books available to DC students, faculty and staff.  

E-Books Tutorial, Advanced

  • See how to search for and use e-books from additional vendors besides EBSCO. 

Electronic Journal Center (EJC) Tutorial

  • View this tutorial to learn how to use EJC to find scholarly, full-text articles from over 11,000 academic journals.

CINAHL Database Tutorial

  • Gives an introduction and examples for searching CINAHL to find journal articles in nursing and allied health.

JSTOR Database Tutorial

  • Gives tips and tricks on searching JSTOR to find full-text scholarly articles

Nexis Uni: Finding Legal Information

  • View this tutorial to learn how to find legal cases and law review articles in the Nexis Uni database.

Nexis Uni: Finding News Articles

  • View this tutorial to learn how to use Nexis Uni database to find news and current event articles.


Academic Writer: Exporting References from OhioLink/EBSCO Databases

  • Learn how to export citations from EBSCO databases into Academic Writer, which helps you write in APA style

Academic Writer: Exporting References from OhioLink/Non-EBSCO Databases EJC and JSTOR

  • Learn how to export citations from non-EBSCO databases EJC and JSTOR into Academic Writer, which helps you write in APA style

Academic Writer: How to Enter Data in Your Reference List Manually

  • Learn how to create references for your research paper from sources that can't be downloaded from the OhioLink databases, such as print books or a DVD.


DC Memory Overview

  • Gives an overview of what documents are under which categories in Defiance College's DC Memory page, which offers selected digitized documents from the DC Archives

DC Memory Search Tips

  • Gives tips on how to find the documents you need from DC Memory, which offers a selection of digitized documents from the DC Archives.
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