Category Archives: Library help

“Ask-A-Librarian” feature in EBSCO databases

A great way to get assistance with a EBSCO database search is to hit the “Ask-A-Librarian” link at the top right of the screen. Just submit the form with your name, email address and a description of what you hope … Continue reading

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Videos On Demand At GFU

Tip: You can find a list of all the Videos on Demand (streaming videos) by going through Foxtrax and doing a keyword search for “vod”. We have almost 400 though so to narrow your search: Go to Foxtrax Select Advanced … Continue reading

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Find Videos at GFU Libraries

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to use the catalog to find videos at GFU libraries. [youtube]whEMBbb3GyY[/youtube]

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Getting Started on the Library Website

Welcome to GFU’s libraries. View the video below for a quick introduction to using our website and click here to find more helpful instruction videos from the library. [youtube]RqgV1d2jYCo[/youtube]

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About Ordering Dissertations

If you ever need to order a dissertation through InterLibrary Loan (ILL) services here is some helpful information: When the ILL request is made for a dissertation the library first tries to obtain that dissertation on loan from another institution.  … Continue reading

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Finding Audiobooks at the Library

Image by Getty Images via Daylife To view a list of all books on tape or CD at the library: Go to Foxtrax and select “Advanced Search” enter an asterisk “*” in the search box limit “Material type” to “SPOKEN … Continue reading

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Renew Your Books Online

You don’t have to drag all of your books into the library to renew them.  Do it from the comfort of your dorm room or apartment.  Here are the directions for renewing your books online.

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Databases vs Google

Stanford Libraries conducted a survey of 1st year students and gleaned some interesting information.  Read more at the Farel Librarian blog.  Here are a few highlights: Students who consulted a librarian were more likely to use library databases and the … Continue reading

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Finding Foreign Language Materials at the Library

One way to find foreign language materials at the library is by using Foxtrax to browse. 1. Go to Foxtrax 2. Select the “Subject” search 3. Subject search – Spanish Language, French Language, etc. 4. Scroll through areas of interest: … Continue reading

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Zero Results Prevention

EBSCO has a new feature that you can try out called “Zero Results Prevention”.  To enable this feature during your session in an EBSCO database click on New Features in the upper right corner of the screen.  Select the check … Continue reading

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