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SD BRIN Research Resources Orientation

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Welcome to SD BRIN Research Resources orientation.  Please view this video which outlines key services and resources available to SD BRIN participants. (Run time is approximately 2 minutes).

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Library Savvy: Tutorials to Improve Your Skills 

Learn how to use important library resources as well as techniques needed to be an effective researcher by exploring the following tutorials. Pick and choose the tutorial you need and work at your own pace. Use the tutorials to brush up your skills or learn how to use a new resource. Please contact your local librarian if you have any questions.

Database Tutorials   
  • Science Direct
    The Elsevier Science journal collection provides in-depth coverage of a wide range of scientific disciplines. Try the Quick start tools: handy Tutorials and Quick Start Guides.
  • PubMed/Medline
    Learn how to search PubMed. These Web tutorials and Quick Tour videos explain what PubMed is and how to: develop search strategies; display, save, print, sort, e-mail and order search results; use Limits, Preview/Index, History, Clipboard and Details features; link to full-text articles and other resources; and use PubMed services: MeSH Database, Journal Database, Single Citation Matcher, Clinical Queries, and My NCBI. (Tutorials created by National Library of Medicine). 
  • EBSCOhost Basic Searching
    Flash video from EBSCOhost focusing on basic search strategies for college students. Run time is about 5 and 1/2 minutes.
  • Biosis Previews 
    This 10-minute quick tour will give you an overview of the features and use of the BIOSIS Previews. Thomson ISI.

Research and Library Skills 

  • APA Formatting and Style Guide
    This PowerPoint presentation is designed to introduce students to the basics of APA citation style. (Tutorial created by The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue University)
  • Copyright Basics Tutorial
    Learn the basics of copyright law and how it applies to an academic setting. (Tutorial created by Maricopa Community Colleges Office of General Counsel)
  • Designing Effective Poster Presentations
    This tutorial is intended for anyone who needs to present a poster. The purpose of Designing Effective Posters is to help you communicate through a poster. This tutorial includes a poster evaluation checksheet to help you increase your awareness of and skill in designing posters, along with examples of posters that you can use for evaluation practice.
  • Evaluating Information Tutorial
    Learn how to evaluate information found in books, articles and websites. (Tutorial created by Duke University Medical Center Library and Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill)
  • Plagarism Tutorial
    Learn steps to take to avoid plagiarism. (Tutorial created by The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue University)
  • RSS
    This video tutorial provides an overview to RSS feeds. It defines what they are and how to use them. (Tutorial created by Ebling Library, University of Wisconsin System)