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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Online Library Tutorials & Modules

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Library Services has three types of tutorials available to support your research:

Research Concept Tutorials

Finding Books

Learn how to find books via Minnesota State Mankato’s Library Services. This video series will help you to:
 • Search for books in our library catalog
 • Discover how to access ebooks
 • Locate books in Memorial Library
      -OR- Request books if you are a distance student

Length: 3 minutes
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Document Delivery Requesting Library Materials for Distance Students

If you are a student living outside the greater Mankato area, you can request library materials (including books, journal articles, and government publications).  This video provides step by step instructions.

Length: 3-4 minutes
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Evaluating Websites

The Navigating the Web tutorial, with optional 10 question quiz, investigates whether freely available websites are appropriate for assignments as well as describes website evaluation tips, fee based websites, and another type of online information resource: the Minnesota State Mankato Library Services website.

Length: 6 minutes
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Identifying Scholarly Information
(Differences between journals and magazines/newspapers)

This module examines scholarly information and its importance for college-level assignments.  The module defines peer reviewed information and provides tips to differentiate scholarly journal articles from popular magazines and newspapers.

Length: 4:31
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MavScholar is a new, simple way to searchfor articles and books at the same time, across all subjects.This playlist contains two videos, an introduction and then a short demonstration of the tool's search features.

Length: 1-2 minutes
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Search Tips Using Boolean Operators

Learn how to change your search words to bring back relevant results in library databases.  This video explains how to:

- Narrow your results with the Boolean operator AND.
- Expand your results with the Boolean operator OR.
- Remove search results with the Boolean operator NOT.

Length: 3 minute

More Assistance and Troubleshooting



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