Database Manuals and Tutorials

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

Connecting to Databases

BIBLOS

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 worldcat.org (not the same as the old FS interface to the worldcat data).

Other Databases/Systems