Finding Information

Searching effectively for books, journal articles, and other information resources using both library and web-based resources now available to you.

HCT One Minute Guides: Finding e-books with Overdrive VIDEO

The library catalog has hundreds of e-books (electronic books) available to you at home or on campus. E-books download and work differently as they are produced by several different publishers, but this video show how to find e-books by the Overdrive publisher. Ask your librarian for information about other publishers. Video is 1:04 min. Resource F206.

HCT One Minute Guides: Database folders VIDEO

Databases will allow you to save journal articles you would like to pull out from a results list, into a separate folder. These articles can then be saved, exported or used now. Video is 1:04 min. Resource F207.

What is a library database? VIDEO

This is a good introduction for students to databases, how they are different from a Google search of the open web, and why students should use them in their research. Produced by College of San Mateo, US. Video is 7:11 min. Resource F208.

Reading a call number (Library of Congress) VIDEO

An easy basic introduction to what call numbers mean, and how to use them to find resources on the library shelves. Useful 1-1:46 mins. Produced by Douglas College Libraries, US. Video is 2:07 min. Resource F210.

HCT One Minute Guides: Google Advanced Search VIDEO

Make your Google searches much more accurate for the information you need. All search engines, including Google, have an “advanced search” ability to get far better results – demonstrated on this short video. Video is 0:55 min. Resource F302.

Internet Searching tips Tutorial VIDEO

A clear explanation of how search engines like Google work – what they do with your query, and how to design a better search to get good results. Produced by CLIP, US. Tutorial is 4:05 min. Resource F303. LINK TO:

Searching with Success TUTORIAL

This quick tutorial introduces students to different resources they will find on the Web, including the surface and deep web, and tips for how to search more effectively. Produced by Vaughan Memorial Library, Canada. Tutorial takes approx. 10 min. Resource F304. LINK TO: