Database Tutorials

Most of the databases from Ebsco feature the same basic search screens and techniques. Use these links to watch video tutorials with help on searching the EbscoHost databases.  Listed below the links are the Ebsco databases using these search techniques.

      Basic search tutorial (flash) 
      Basic search tutorial (PowerPoint)   

      Advanced Search Single Find box (flash)
      Advanced Search Single Find box (PowerPoint)

      Advanced Search Guided style (flash)
      Advanced Search Guided style (PowerPoint)

     Use the above links for help searching these databases from Ebsco:
        Academic Search Premier
        Alt HealthWatch
        Ebsco MegaFILE
        Education Research Complete
        ERIC (Ebsco)
        European Views of the Americas 1493 to 1750
        Health Source - Consumer Edition
        Health Source:  Nursing/Academic Edition
        Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
        MasterFILE Premier
        Professional Development Collection
        Regional Business News
        Science Reference Center
        SPORTDiscus with full text
        Teacher Reference Center

Three Ebsco databases display different search screens than the above.  Use these links for help searching Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete and Points of View Reference Center.

eBook Collection Use this link for an additional way to look for ebooks. Directions put together by McFarland Library staff to download ebooks are here.
       eBook tutorials:
       eBook Searching (flash)
       eBook Searching (PowerPoint)

       eBook Downloading (flash)
       eBook Downloading (PowerPoint)
Encyclopedia Britannica (4 minutes)

Science Direct

Gale Virtual Reference Library (14:30 minutes)
Educator's Reference Complete, Expanded Academic, Contemporary Authors, Informe!, Professional Collection

ProQuest tutorials: Use the following link for
     Dissertations and Theses at SMSU
     Ethnic Newswatch
     Minneapolis Tribune, Historical
     New York Times
     ProQuest Psychology Journals
          Basic Search (YouTube)

Subject Search
(1 minute), Author Search (2 minutes), Other tutorials


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