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:

The world of information (Beyond Google) VIDEO

An introduction to the concept that search engines (such as Google) have access only a small part of the Internet. This is sometimes referred to as the surface and the deep Web – search engines search the surface web only. Produced by Ohio University Library, US. Video is 2:42 min. Resource F305.

Using Google Scholar VIDEO

A clear and useful introduction to searching in Google Scholar. Produced by Cooperative Library Instruction Project (CLIP), US. Video is 7:02 min. Resource F306.

Evaluating Web Sites VIDEO

A good review of what types of web sites can be found on the Internet, and how you can go about evaluating whether they are likely to contain reliable (or credible) information or not. Produced by Research Tutorial. Video is 6:18 min. Resource E50.

Evaluating Websites VIDEO

A short introduction to evaluation of web sites by comparing two websites which cover the same health topic, but looking at who the publishers and authors are, and which may have more reliable information. The video is not a particularly high quality production, and voices may speak too quickly for ESL learners. Produced by UCI Science Library, US. Video is ...

Credible Sources Count TUTORIAL

This is an excellent introduction to evaluation of websites using cartoons, web examples, interactive inquiry and questions. Introduces an evaluation strategy for students to follow. A couple of web sites to review are blocked in the UAE, but this doesn’t detract from the value of this tutorial. Produced by Vaughan Memorial Library, Canada. Tutorial takes approx. 10 min. Resource E52. LINK ...