Need more information? Below you will find links to additional training videos and guides produced by the companies who create the many resources available in Fielding’s Library. Topics covered include: eBooks; Journal & Search Alerts; Citation Management Tools; Database Searching Help; and Study Tools.
The ProQuest eBrary Playlist — This YouTube playlist consists of seven videos designed to help you access and download eBook content from the eBrary database.
EBSCO eBOOKs — A 4 minute tutorial which explains how to download EBSCO eBOOKs to your computer or e-reading device.
Journal, Search & Table of Contents Alerts: Ever wish that new journal or search-related content would come to you? Watch these tutorials and view the help materials to learn how to set up email alerts for journals and search strings.
ProQuest Alerts – An overview of setting up alerts in ProQuest databases.
EBSCO Journal Alerts – How to set up email alerts for journal content in EBSCO.
EBSCO Search Alerts – How to set up search-related alerts for content in EBSCO.
JournalTOCs – This is a free collection of tables of contents from over 24,000 scholarly journals. With a free account you can follow up to 30 journals at once.
Mendeley — A freely available, easy-to-use research management tool. Follow the link and choose from their five tutorial videos to learn all about Mendeley’s features.
Zotero — Another freely available research management tool which lives in your internet browser. Follow the link to check out their video library.
ERIC Educational Resources — This 5 minute tutorial shows you the unique search capabilities of this premier education database.
How ERIC Can Help You Write a Research Paper — This 8 minute tutorial walks you through a detailed example of how you might use ERIC when writing a paper on an educational topic. It discusses search terms, narrowing your results, and assessing the credibility of resources.
PsycTESTS on APA PsycNET — This PDF guide walks you through all of the important features of PsycTESTS and includes screenshots of its new interface (updated July, 2017).
SAGE Research Methods — Whether you want to create a literature review or a complex quantitative study, SAGE research methods has all the resources to get you started. Check out their comprehensive LibGuide to get started using this great new resource.
LexisNexis Academic — With access to news, legal, and business research resources, LexisNexis is an excellent database for any researcher. To help you learn how to make the most of what LexisNexis has to offer, be sure to check out the LexisNexis Wiki which offers straightforward, easy-to-understand ‘How To’ information.
APA PsycTESTS — Check out these videos to learn more about navigating PsycTESTs:
- Reliability and Validity: This tutorial demonstrates how to find reliability and validity data for tests in the PsycTESTS database via APA PsycNET
- Fees and Permissions: This tutorial demonstrates a few of the factors you’ll want to consider when reusing or adapting a test: fees, permissions, test availability, and reliability/validity
- Supporting Documents: This tutorial demonstrates how to find supporting documentation for tests in the PsycTESTS database. Supporting documentation can be answer sheets, instructor/test manual/guides, student/study guides, test materials, directions/instructions, checklists, class record sheets, norms/analyses, lessons with tests, and other materials.
Quizlet — Using Quizlet, you can create flashcards to help you study in a variety of ways. Use the flashcards for straightforward study, or allow Quizlet to turn your flashcards into short-answer questions, tests, and even games!
Brainscape — Another notecard tool, Brainscape allows you to rank your confidence in the information presented in your notecards. With such adaptive technology, Brainscape will show you notecards you are less confident in more frequently to help you learn difficult concepts. Try their mobile app to study flashcards on the go with a tablet or mobile device!
The Pomodoro Technique — Have trouble with time management? Pomodoro is a simple technique geared toward allowing you to better manage your time to improve efficiency and strike a better balance between work and personal time.
Wunderlist — Though a deceptively simple idea, this list-making app has all the functionality you need to stay on top of your busy schedule. Not only can you create lists, you can add due dates and reminders, make notes, and sync your lists to all of your devices. Collaborate with others by sharing lists–whether you are working on a paper with colleagues or suggesting favorite movies to friends.