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.

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,  your ID card must be registered with the Library before you can check out books or reach subscription databases. Cards must be renewed every two years. Card Registration is here.

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 presentation below 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.

NOTE: As of August 2018, CTU’s catalog records have not been fully integrated into EBSCO Discovery Service. You’ll see book records in your search results but will be unable to see whether CTU has the item on the shelf. Please switch to the VuFind Catalog for accurate information on available books.