Tutorials and Guides

What would you like to learn?

Tutorials are available to give you an overview of the topics listed on the blue tabs below. Click the full screen control (shown in the green circle) to expand each presentation, then  click the right-pointing triangle to advance to the next slide.


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.

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If you see this screen after clicking a link to an article, it indicates an error in the way the link was created. You cannot access CTU materials by logging in on this screen, but should go to EBSCO Discovery Service to search for the item by title, author, or accession number.

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.