Library Tutorials


These library tutorials will help you conduct your research and develop your research skills.

Helena College Library Research Tutorial

The Library Research Tutorial is a self-paced course on library research basics.  After successful completion, you will be able to find print and electronic books, scholarly articles, and web resources for your assignments and know which tools to use to properly create your works cited or references page.

You must self-enroll in the course in order to print the completion certificate at the end of the course.  To self-enroll, follow the instructions in Moodle.

General Tutorials

Search Better with Boolean Operators
How to Search Databases
What Are Databases & Why Do You Need Them?
The Peer Review Process

Evaluating Sources & Types of Sources
Identify Scholarly Journal Articles
Identify Substantive News Articles
How to Read Citations

Why Can't I Just Google?
Internet Detective: Wise Up to the Web
Internet for Beginners

Copyright Basics
Copyright on Campus
Understanding Plagiarism
Plagiarism: How to avoid it

Database Tutorials

CINAHL, Academic Search Complete & Business Source Complete

Creating a Basic Search
Creating an Advanced Search
My Personalization Folder

CQ Electronic Library

Using CQ Electronic Library


eBrary Quick Start Tutorial


How to Search JStor
Advanced Searching on JStor
Set up Alerts on JStor

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Using Gale's Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Points of View Reference Center

Using Points of View Reference Center


Learn how to use this online research management, writing and collaboration tool.


ScienceDirect Tutorials

Web of Science

Web of Science Tutorials

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