How do I find scholarly sources?
This video explains characteristics of newspapers, encyclopedias, journals, monographs, and anthologies and when to use them.
Scholarly Trade & Popular Articles (CC) from PALNI on Vimeo.
What are primary and secondary sources?
This video explains what research sources considered primary and secondary and when to use each .
Primary and secondary sources (CC) from PALNI on Vimeo.
How do I select keywords?
This video explains how to start a literature search.
Selecting and Using Keywords (CC) from PALNI on Vimeo.
Spartan Search and all library databases are accessible from any campus computer.
When off campus, use your MU network username and password to access library resources. This login is case-sensitive, make sure to capitalize the first three letters of your username (first two if you do not use a middle initial). If you need help, contact Darla Haines.
When accessing your library account online, you can view:
Access your account by:
Questions? Ask your friendly librarians using the contact information on the Home tab of this guide!
How do I download Ebooks?
This video explains how to download chapters of ebooks to your computer, smartphone or pad. Note, while there are page limits on downloads, those reset every 24 hours, allowing you to make additional downloads from a book.
Ebook Central Bookshelf (CC) from ProQuest on YouTube
How do I read books online through the library?
This video explains how to read textbooks online including searching for terms and making notes on what you are reading.
Ebook Central Reader(CC) from ProQuest on YouTube
How do I find and read eBooks in JSTOR?
This video shows how to use JSTOR to find book chapters and then go to the page for the entire book.
Using eBooks to enhance your research (CC) from JSTOR on YouTube
How do I do a basic search in EBSCO?
This video explains how to do a search from the homepage using Keywords and Boolean terms.
Creating a Basic Search(CC) from EBSCO on YouTube
How do I do an advanced search in EBSCO?
This video explains how to narrow your search results with multiple fields, by year, and by type of source.
Creating an Advanced Search(CC) from EBSCO on YouTube