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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Library Tutorials & User Guides

Videos and instructions to help you gather research

Beginning your Research

Introducing MavScholar video screenshot

Introducing MavScholar

MavScholar is a simple way to search for articles and books at the same time, across all subjects. This video shows how to use the research tool.

   

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Finding Books

Learn to search for books and access ebooks in our library catalog, find print books in Memorial Library, and have books shipped to distance students.

   

Evaluating web sites video screenshot

Evaluating Websites

This video’s website evaluation tips can help you appropriately use freely available sites in assignments and access fee-based sites via the library’s homepage.

   

Distance Learning Services video screenshot

Distance Learning Services

You don’t need to be in the library to access sources. This video shows off-campus students and instructors how to use the library resources.

   

Requesting Library Materials for Distance Students video screenshot

Requesting Library Materials for Distance Students

Learn how students living outside the greater Mankato area can have library materials shipped to their home.

   

Identify Scholarly Information video screenshot

Identify Scholarly Information

Learn why scholarly, including peer-reviewed, information is important for college-level assignments.  

   

Search Skills

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Narrow Search Results

Use the Boolean operator AND in your search to narrow results in library databases

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Expand Search Results

Use the Boolean operator OR in your search to expand results in library databases

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Remove words from Search

Use the Boolean operator NOT in your search to remove results in library databases

APA Style

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Test Your APA Knowledge

Short Version

This 13 question slideshow will help you learn basic elements of the APA citation style

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Test Your APA Knowledge

Longer Version

This 25 question slideshow will help you learn basic elements of the APA citation style

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