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Short videos and tutorials that answer some of the most frequently asked questions about library research, services and more. Browse the full list of videos or use the quick links on the left sidebar jump to videos on a particular topic.

Also, be sure to check out our the SFC Library Youtube channel for a full list of our video content.

Library Tools and Services

Find Textbook

How To Find Your Textbook

Learn how to use the library catalog to find and check out your course textbook in 30 seconds!

Renew and Request

Renewing and Requesting Library Books

Learn how to login to your library account, renew your books online and put a hold on a library item.


Starting Your Research

Intro to Research

Introduction to Library Research

Introduction to the library website and how to use it to find resources for your research project.

Generating Keywords

Generating Useful Keywords

Learn techniques for generating a list of keywords for searching. From DePaul University Libraries.

Mind Map

Mind Maps in Credo Reference

Learn how to use the Mind Map feature in Credo Reference. A great resource for exploring your topic and finding related concepts and keywords to begin your research. From Credo Reference.

Choosing Topics

Choosing Your Topic

A helpful video discussing the steps you can take to choose the right topic. From NCSU Library.


Finding Materials

Broken Links

Broken Links in the Library Search

How to access articles through the databases if the link is broken in the library search function.

Ebook Central

Ebook Central Tutorial

A video tutorial on how to find ebooks in the Ebook Central Database at SFC Library.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier

Learn how to use the Business Source Premier database.


Redbooks Database

An SFC Library tutorial on how to search the Business Search Permier database.




Tips to Avoid Accidental Plagiarism

Check out this video from Editage Insights with tips on how to avoid plagiarism in your academic work

APA Website

How To Cite Websites in APA

Learn how to cite websites in APA citation style. From Western Michigan University Libraries.

MLA Citation

MLA Citation

Learn how to format in-text and works-cited citations for MLA styles. From McMaster Libraries.