The Ort Library provides several brief video tutorials to help with online library research sources.
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OneSearch and Catalog USMAI Tutorials
OneSearch/EBSCO Discovery Service (YouTube - 4:20 min):
OneSearch is the Frostburg customization of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). This video is for the generic EDS product.
Basic Catalog Search (Flash - 3:30 min):
This video demonstrates how to conduct a basic Catalog USMAI search for a book and how to interpret catalog records.
Advanced Catalog Search (Flash - 4:59 min):
Here you see some advanced strategies to search for items in Catalog USMAI and expertly limit your search to retrieve the items you need.
Catalog USMAI My Account (Flash - 4:58 min):
Discover how to log in and monitor your own personal catalog account and renew the loan period for your checked-out books online.
Research Port Tutorials
Research Port: An Overview (Flash - 2:36 min):
This video demonstrates how to navigate the Research Port screen to select the appropriate databases by subject category or name.
Using "Find It": (Flash - 6:49 min):
Here you see how the yellow "Find It" button in Research Port can link you to the full-text sources of the articles you need. "Find It" works in Catalog USMAI, too!
EBSCOhost Database Tutorials
Research Port comprises 60 different research databases and half of those are hosted on the EBSCO platform sharing similar search screens. Below are links to tutorials created by EBSCOhost:
EBSCOhost Basic Searching (YouTube - 3 min):
This tutorial demonstrates a basic search that works on many EBSCO databases.
EBSCOhost Advanced Searching (YouTube - 3 min):
The EBSCOhost advanced screen lets you enter multiple terms and use limiters to refine your article search.
MyEBSCOhost Folders (YouTube - 5 min):
This video shows you how to personalize the EBSCO databases to save your searches into customized folders and unleash other powerful productivity features.
eBooks on EBSCOhost (YouTube - 4 min):
The Ort Library has access to a vast collection of eBooks online through the eBooks on EBSCOhost database. This tutorial shows you how to find them! eBooks are also linked in Catalog USMAI.
Business Searching Interface (YouTube - 4 min):
This video shows you how to navigate the Business Searching Interface of the database Business Source Complete, which is accessible in Research Port. The Business Search Interface is especially beneficial for research in the areas of Business and Marketing
CINAHL with Full Text: Basic Searching (YouTube - 4 min):
This tutorial demonstrates basic searching in an important EBSCO database for the study on Nursing.
CINAHL with Full Text: Advanced Searching (YouTube - 4 min):
This tutorial demonstrates advanced searching in an important EBSCO database for the study on Nursing.