Library Tutorials

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    Check out our collection of streaming web tutorials that cover a variety of topics.
    If you have questions, please contact the Reference Desk.

    Your Library Barcode

    Find your Library barcode and learn how it can be used.

    Selecting a Research Topic

    How to choose a topic for your research.


    Learn how to create keywords and search terms from your research topic.


    Not finding much on your topic? Learn how to broaden your keywords.


    Too many results? Learn how to narrow your keywords.


    Save time and searches by truncating your keywords.

    Boolean Operators

    Find out how to use AND, OR, and NOT in a search to retrieve more meaningful results.


    How to search for proper names and phrases.


    When using multiple Boolean Operators, you may need to nest your search terms with parentheses.


    How to request an item online for free from our statewide Library consortium, OhioLINK.

    Classic Catalog

    Learn how to search the Classic Catalog for materials owned by Blackmore Library.


    OneSearch is your one-stop shop for articles, books, and media, covering both Blackmore Library, OhioLINK, and more!

    Accessing Databases

    Find the list of databases by subject or an alphabetical listing.

    Off-Campus Access

    How to access Library resources when away from Capital's campus.

    EBSCO Results

    Learn how to search the EBSCO databases.

    EBSCO Full Text Access

    Compare full text options in EBSCO, such as HTML, PDF, and more.

    EBSCO Detailed Record Explained

    Read the abstract of an article and learn how to print, email, save, and cite.