Library Hours

Research Assistance: 

This page provides help files and tutorials for conducting research and assistance with specific research databases. New additions to the resources will be added periodically. If there is a particular resource you would like to see listed here, please let us know. 

Online Tutorials and Files:

WJC Academic Achievement Center: Online files and link to assist you with research and writing created by William Jewell's Coordinator of Tutoring & Advising Services. 

Information Literacy on Moodle: PowerPoint, Word, and PDF files available to assist you with research. This course page contains the materials used during in-class information literacy sessions at Jewell. You must have a Moodle account to view this course but no enrollment key is needed.

Finding Information: A short introductory tutorial for finding scholarly information created by the University of Leeds and available on the Skills@Library website. Includes information on defining topics, constructing search terms, and Boolean operators.


Database Assistance:

AAAS Science MagazineHow to use the AAAS Science Magazine

American MemoryHow to Search American Memory from the Library of Congress

Britannica Academic EditionHow to Use Britannica Online

Credo Reference:

Basic Searching

Advanced Searching

Exploring Topic Pages

Exploring Concept Maps

Ebsco Databases:

Introduction to EbscoHost

Basic Searching 

Advanced Searching

Reading and Refining the Results List

Accessing the Articles

Ebrary: Quick Start Guide

E-books on Ebsco:

Finding e-books on Ebsco

Downloading e-books from Ebsco

Additional Ebsco Help Resources

Films on DemandQuick Start Guides

FirstSearchQuick Reference for Using FirstSearch

GaleHow to Search the Gale Virtual Reference Library

IOPHow to Search the Institute of Physics website for articles

JSTORHow to Search JSTOR

Lexis NexisHow to Use Lexis Nexis

MedLine Plus

How to Use MedLinePlus 

Evaluating Health Information on the Internet

MicromedexMicromedex Training Online

Naxos Music LibraryUsing Naxos Music Library

Overdrive: Digital Books Tour

POV Reference CenterPoints of View Reference Center Tutorial


Basic Searching

Advanced Searching

Search for Specific Journal Titles

Additional Tutorials for ProQuest

How to Use ProQuest Statistical Insight

PubMedLearn how to use PubMed for your research 

SciFinderSciFinder Introduction to Reference Searching

U.S. CensusAmerican FactFinder Virtual Tour 

Web of Science:

How to Search Web of Science

How to Use Cited Reference Search

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