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HSL Video Tutorials for Dept. of Health Sciences Students: DHS Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials for the Department of (Allied) Health Sciences 2022

Created by Health Science Librarians

HSL Video Tutorials for (Allied) Health Sciences Students

Welcome to the video tutorial series on how to use the Health Sciences Library for (Allied) Health Sciences Students.  This is a series of 5 short videos (transcripts included) covering the following topics:

  • Intro to HSL (Welcome & Orientation)
  • Catalog Searching
  • Using Databases
  • Article Searching (including using InterLibrary Loan (free to you) for article we do not own
  • Advanced Searching Tips (including Boolean searching with AND, OR, NOT; PubMed MeSH, Advanced Searching in PubMed)

We hope these will help you become a more successful student as you become more skillful and more confident in using the Health Sciences Library.

Intro to HSL Video June 2022

In this video we go over some of the resources available to you at HSL. All of our online library resources can be accessed remotely with your ONYEN and password, no matter where you are located.
Specifically, we cover how to contact the library, how to access research databases and guides, and where to search for resources using the HSL website.

Catalog Searching Video Tutorial July 2022

In this video we’re going to cover how to search our online catalog. In the catalog, you can search not only for books, but also for journals, e-books and e-journals, and many other kinds of materials.

Using Databases Video Tutorial July 2022

In this video we’ll go over some of the most popular library research databases for finding resources in health sciences. Whhen you're searching for articles, you'll generally be using a library database to conduct your search. 

Article Searching Video Tutorial July 2022

In this video we'll go over how to access the full text of articles you’ve found searching in an academic database and what to do if you need a resource that isn't in one of our journal subscriptions.

Advanced Searching Tips

In this video we will go over some more advanced searching tips including how to use Boolean operators such as AND and OR and how to add subject headings to your search strategy.  We will cover how to use PubMed's MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) as an example of using subject headings.