Quick Tip Docs

Here you will find copies of various documents and slideshows containing helpful information for using Fielding’s library resources.

Getting Started:

Navigating the Fielding Library (PowerPoint) – This slideshow illustrates the basics of how to get started using Fielding’s Library.

New student to-do list (Word) (PDF) — Start off on the right foot by completing these important tasks.

How to use the library:

Journals Search (Word) (PDF) — Quickly learn to locate and access the contents of a particular journal.

eBook Search (Word)  (PDF) — Quickly learn to locate and access the contents of a particular eBook.

Browzine screenshot tutorial (Word) (PDF) — Use this comprehensive guide to get started with BrowZine.

Set up your Google Scholar account (Word) (PDF) — Follow the instructions in this guide to link Google Scholar to Fielding’s library collection.

LibKey Nomad Set-Up Guide (Word) (PDF) — Follow the instructions in this guide to download the LibKey Nomad Chrome extension. This tool allows you to visit publisher websites and be notified when Fielding has full-text access to a work.

Finding Full Text (Word) (PDF)— Can’t find the full-text you need? Try these three alternatives.

Interlibrary Loan (Word) (PDF) — Learn the basics of requesting an article or book chapter unavailable in the library.

Doing research:

Using a Database Thesaurus (Word) (PDF) — Trouble finding information in a database?  Try using its thesaurus to broaden your search.

Creating Alerts (Word) (PDF) — Want to receive an email when a new issue of a journal comes out or when a new article related to your research is added to a database?  View this guide to learn how to create alerts.

Five Search Tips (Word) (PDF) — A 2-page guide with five tips to save you time and energy while conducting database research.

Mini Search Tip Cheat Sheet (PDF) — A condensed version of the search tip cheat sheet perfect for printing out and taping to your desk as a reminder! Just print the form and fold or cut in half.

Research Worksheet (PDF) — Use this fillable PDF worksheet to brainstorm and strategize how to find resources on your topic of interest.


Troubleshooting (Word) (PDF) — Use these quick tips if you are having trouble accessing databases, or trouble saving PDFs in Google Chrome.

Writing Resources:

Publishing Tips (Word) (PDF) — Check out these ideas about locating journals in which to publish an article (and how to avoid predatory publishers).  This is not an exhaustive list, but just a few ideas to get you started.

Fielding Library Writing Resources Guide (Word) (PDF) — A list of useful writing resources available full-text in the Fielding library.  Includes an appendix explaining how to access these resources and discover more.

Copyright Resources (Word) (PDF) — This document contains information about copyright and obtaining permissions.  It is not meant to replace legal advice and should not be taken as such, but is intended to link you out to resources to help you comply with copyright law.

FASTsearch Tutorials:

Introduction to FASTsearch (PowerPoint) — Learn the basics of this search tool.

Advanced Search in FASTsearch (PowerPoint)  — Take your research to the next level!

You can also view the FASTsearch tutorial videos or email the library with any questions.

Specialized Resources:

Tests and Measures (PowerPoint) — This simple slideshow illustrates how to locate various tests and measures using the Fielding library.

Using Sage Research Methods — This guide provides an overview and explanations of the key features of the Sage Research Methods database, including: the Methods Map, Project Planner, Which Stats Test tool, and Reading Lists.

APA Test Type Cheat Sheet — This resource created by the American Psychological Association breaks down the various types of tests and measures

Accessing Clinical Interview Videos (Word) (PDF) — Use this short guide to learn how to access Fielding’s two clinical psychology video databases.

PsycBOOKS Full Text (Word) (PDF)  — Having trouble accessing the full-text of an item in the PscyBOOKS database?  This brief document uses simple screenshots to illustrate another way to access full-text.

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