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Library Tutorials and Activities

KPU Library videos, screencasts, online activities and more which faculty members can embed into their Moodle course sites.


Learn how to link to full text articles in specific databases licensed by the Library.

VIDEOS: Specific Library Research Databases


VIDEO: Using Academic Search Complete Database (8:36)

Introduction to Finding Articles Using the Academic Search Complete Research Database at KPU Library. Shows how to: do basic searches using the AND and OR search operators; filter search results to peer-reviewed articles and by date; generate formatted citations; and find the full text of articles.

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    VIDEO: EDUC Searching Academic Complete (13:55)

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    VIDEO: Searching in Databases: Basic Tips (30:49)

    Learn how to transform a research question into database search strategy​ that will help you locate relevant articles.
    Part 4 of the Finding Original Research Articles in Criminology video series.

    The learning objectives for this video are that students will use the Criminal Justice Abstracts database to learn how to:

    • transform a research question into database search strategy
    • break down a research question into its main concepts (WHO, WHAT, WHERE), and then into search keywords
    • put keywords together in a way that a database can understand using the AND Boolean operator
    • understand the basics of how databases work to take advantage of their strengths and avoid their weaknesses
    • appreciate that that searching in databases is a process of trial and error; there is no simple formula for the perfect search.

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    VIDEO: RxTx: Basic Search (6:04)

    This video demonstrates basic drug and condition searches in the database.

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  • VIDEO: RxTx: Advanced Search (10:49)

    This video covers advanced search tips, the Product Identification, Lexi-Interact, and Body Calculation tools, as well as APA citation format for information retrieved from the database.

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