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Short video tutorials and how-to guides that answer some of the most frequently asked questions about library research, services and more. Browse the full list of tutorials 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

Wireless Printing

Wireless Printing      text

Learn how to print wirelessly from your laptop or mobile device from anywhere on campus.

Find Textbook

How To Find Your Textbook      video

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      video

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

Video Streaming

Video Steaming at SFC      text

Learn about the video streaming databases you can access through the SFC Library and how best to make use of them.


Starting Your Research

Intro to Research

Introduction to Library Research      presentation

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

Generating Keywords

Generating Useful Keywords      video

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

Mind Map

Mind Maps in Credo Reference      video

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

Reference Tools      video

Learn about how to use reference tools to help with background research when choosing your research topic.

Choosing Topics

Choosing Your Topic      video

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

Library Links

Setting up Library Links in Google Scholar      text

Handy introduction to Google Scholar. Activating Library Links allows Google Scholar to provide full-text links to content available through the SFC Library's subscriptions
(Note: Library Links are automatically set up when accessing Google Scholar on campus. Off-campus users will need to set it up manually).


Finding Materials


Finding and Downloading eBooks      video

A video tutorial on how to find and download ebooks at SFC Library.

Evaluating Online Resources

Advanced Google      video

Make the most of Google for your research with our video introduction to Advanced Google Searching.

Evaluating Online Resources

Evaluating Online Resources      video

A video tutorial on how to evaluate online resources to make sure the information you're using is reliable and trustworthy.

Evaluating Online Resources

Using Google Scholar      video

A video tutorial on how to find scholarly and academic articles using Google Scholar.

Business Source Premier

Finding Articles in the Library      video

Need to find scholarly or 'peer-reviewed' articles for your research? Check out this tutorial on finding articles at SFC Library.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier      video

Learn how to use the Business Source Premier database.


Writing and Citing

How to Read a Citation

How to Read a Citation     text

Tutorial on how to read a citation and step-by-step instructions for finding an article from a given citation.


Annotated Bibliographies     text

A short introduction to annotated bibliographies - What they are, when to use them and how to write them.


Tips to Avoid Accidental Plagiarism      video

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


Cite Your Sources      video

Learn how to cite your sources correctly with this handy video introduction.

APA Website

How To Cite Websites in APA      video

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

MLA Citation

MLA Citation      video

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