All Library Tutorials

Below is a complete list of all library tutorials.  Please note that many of them will refer to our old website, which was discontinued on February 4, 2013.  If you have any questions about content you see in these tutorials, please Ask Us for more information.

Accessing databases from off campus (2:13)
A review of how to access our research databases from any location other than the Bluffton University campus.

Academic Search Complete (9:14)
Searching, refining your searches, and locating full text from our flagship database.

Overview of Research Databases (3:40)
Introduction and overview of research databases available at Bluffton.

Using the library catalog (best for Bluffton site students) (7:18)
Keyword and author search examples using the Bluffton library catalog to find items housed in our library.

Searching and requesting in the OhioLINK library catalog (best for Bluffton site students) (6:01)
Searching beyond the Bluffton library catalog in the OhioLINK library catalog.

Searching and requesting in the OhioLINK library catalog (for students at off-site locations) (7:32)
Searching and requesting in the OhioLINK library catalog, and sending your requests to other libraries for pickup.

Checking your library account (4:58)
Reviews logging in to your library account to check for due dates and fines, renew checked out items, and track your OPAL and OhioLINK requests.

Interlibrary Loan (best for Bluffton site students) (9:19)
Using our website's interlibrary loan page to request materials not found in the OhioLINK library catalog, or articles not available otherwise..

Interlibrary Loan for Off-Campus Users (7:04)
Overview of our interlibrary loan services with a special focus for students in our off-site AGE programs.

Introduction to the library for AGE students (9:22)
his tutorial version of the library introduction given at the 2009 GPB orientation offers a brief overview of the library, checking one's account, accessing the catalog, accessing and searching research databases from off campus, and the Ask A Librarian feature.  Many of these topics are also covered in other tutorials, sometimes in more detail.