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WSULS Instruction

Videos and tutorials from the WSU Library System Instruction team

Welcome to the Wayne State Libraries

January 29th, 2014

How do I Use “Get It”?

August 29th, 2014

This video demonstrates how to use the Get It feature in the library catalog to request books from the Wayne State library Catalog for delivery to the Wayne State Library circulation desk of your choice. Takes 1-2 business days.

How do I find a book?

August 29th, 2014

This video will show you how to search the Wayne State library catalog, refine your search and view information about a specific book.

Also see our How to Use Get It! video which shows how to request books from the Wayne State libraries for delivery to the Wayne State Library circulation desk of your choice. Takes 1-2 business days.

How do I find an article?

August 29th, 2014

This video demonstrates how to access the OmniFile Full-Text Select database, perform a basic search in the database, find more information on a specific article and access the full-text of the article.

How do I use the Research and How-To Guides?

August 29th, 2014

This video shows you how to use the Wayne State Library Research and How-To Guides to find quality resources for your research.

Identifying Keywords to Search for Your Topic

July 20th, 2012

Learn how to select keywords from your research question in order to perform quality searches in article databases and the internet!

Learn more about developing your research topic and identifying keywords to search here

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

October 26th, 2010

Learn how to identify if an article is from a scholarly or popular publication.

Finding Articles Using Citations

October 26th, 2010

Have a citation? This video demonstrates three ways to find the full-text of an article when you already have the citation: the Wayne State Library Quicksearch, Google Scholar, and through Wayne State’s online journal subscriptions

What is Plagiarism?

October 26th, 2010

What is plagiarism? There are many forms of plagiarism – here are a few examples.

Click here to learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Get help at the WSU Writing Center
Check out the Wayne State Library Guide to Writing Tools

How do I evaluate websites?

October 26th, 2010

In this video you’ll learn the 5 criteria for evaluating websites: Accuracy, Authority, Objectivity, Coverage, and Currency.