Database Manuals and Tutorials

For exercises and homework assignments designed to help you develop search skills, see assignments.

Connecting to Databases


EBSCO databases

OCLC databases (WorldCat etc.)

  • WorldCat Local basic search. A very brief video intro.
  • WorldCat Local advanced search. A very brief video intro.
  • FirstSearch databases. How to use OCLC FirstSearch databases, illustrated with WorldCat examples. Warning: very soon the FS interface described here will disappear, to be replaced by something similar to (not the same as the old FS interface to the worldcat data).

Other Databases/Systems