New video tutorials for Searchworks and database learners

April 22, 2016
Phyllis Kayten
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This month, Stanford Libraries posted two new videos on its YouTube channel. They are targeted for new undergraduate students, and have been introduced this term to the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) students, who come to the library for workshops on information literacy. These videos are part of the department of Learning and Outreach's effort to "flip the classroom".

The first video introduces students to Searchworks features, like limiting results, requesting off-campus or checked out materials, sending results by email and text, and saving results to a bibliographic management tool. It also offers tips for choosing search terms. Watch the Stanford Squirrel show you how to use Searchworks, the Stanford Libraries' catalog.



The second video demonstrates how to use special features of databases (limiting results, using hyperlinks in the database records, and using the Find it at Stanford links to access full text where available). Watch the Stanford Squirrel show you how to search and find articles in databases.