J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library


The following tutorials are offered to help you hone your research skill and make using the library easier and more efficient. Should you need individual instruction, librarians are available to assist you—just Ask Us!

General Education

General Education tutorials introducing library resources and basic academic research skills. Students in UN1015 Composition and UN1025 Global Issues watch these videos.

Searching Library Databases
Selecting Library Resources
Understanding Citations
Evaluating Resources
Primary and Secondary Sources

Using the Library

Very quick videos on how to find and use various resources in the library.

Finding a Book
Finding an Article
Finding a Journal
Renewing Library Materials
Understanding Call Numbers

Special Topics

Miscellaneous tutorials created upon request and covering a wide-range of topics.

Introduction to Intellectual Property
Introduction to Standards
SciFinder: Finding the First Synthesis
Searching Organic Syntheses
Searching Web of Science
ChemDraw Part 1: Basic Structures
ChemDraw Part 2: Advanced Structures
ChemDraw Part 3: Characterization
ChemDraw Part 4: Nomenclature