Tutorials and Guides

Guides to Make the Most of Your Library

A growing collection of guides will help you learn to use Bechtold Library resources, find materials by subject, and get help when you need it! Click on the image to view the guide.

Logging in to Library Resources
How to log in for databases, articles, and e-books

Research At CTU Guide
Where do you start in doing Library research? An overview of the steps to get you started.

Searching Databases and Catalogs
The keys to using Library research tools (they’re not like Google!)

Master E-books! How to find and use the CTU E-book collections.


Trouble Accessing A Resource?

If you’re having trouble accessing a database, electronic journal, or an e-book,  use the button below to report the problem and get help. If you’re new to CTU,  you must set up a user name and password to use with the Library. The IT Department manages those accounts. Contact the Help Desk using your CTU e-mail address for assistance.

Learn what you need before you can use databases, e-books, and other subscription tools.


What materials does the Library have to support you in your studies? This presentation provides an overview of our materials and how to find them.

This presentation contains links to particular areas of the web site. Download the version containing the links here: Web Site Introduction.


Zotero 5.0 is a free tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. The program can be downloaded for use on Mac and Windows operating systems (full systems only – no mobile/ tablet systems).  Here is Harvard Library’s introduction to downloading and using the tool.

ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. All you need is a URL, ISBN, DOI, or title to begin creating your list. Check it out here.

The library offers a search tool called EBSCO Discovery Service that integrates records from dozens of electronic databases, some popular open source resources, and the library catalog.

The presentations above will introduce you to the general features of EDS (though your screen will look different because it has been customized for CTU).

You can find EBSCO Discovery Service by looking on the Library’s  Research Resources page or by clicking here.