Podcasts and Videocasts from the WSU Libraries


 

"How To ..." - Help with Library Resources and Tools

Choosing your search words: This videocast takes you through the process of choosing search terms, the words that you will use to search the catalog, indexes and google. Recorded by librarian Betty Galbraith in August 2009. 8 min in length. View Now!  
Starting a Research Paper: This covers the research process for writing a paper. Recorded by librarian Betty Galbraith in August 2009. 9:41 in length. Download for Later
Bookmarking Library Indexes from Off-Campus: This tutorial will walk you through bookmarking a library index from off-campus, so that you can go to the index in such a way that the company that supplies it knows that WSU has paid for your access. Bring up your web browser before starting the podcast. Recorded by librarian Betty Galbraith in June 2009. 3:46 in length. Download for Later
Choosing Search Terms: This offers help with selecting search terms for more effective searching of library catalogs, indexes, and the internet. Recorded by librarian Betty Galbraith in April 2007. 2:30 in length. Download for Later
Narrowing Searches Using the AND Command: This explains how to use the search command AND to combine several research elements into one search, for more effective searching of library catalogs, indexes, and the internet. Recorded by librarian Betty Galbraith in May 2007. 2:17 in length. Download for Later
Expanding your Search Using the OR Command : This explains how to use the OR command to include different ways your author may have talked about your subject, for more effective searching of library catalogs, indexes, and the internet. Recorded by librarian Betty Galbraith in May 2007. 3:52 in length. Download for Later
Combining AND, OR, and * Commands to Focus your Search: This tutorial talks about combining the OR, AND, and * (wildcard) to focus your search to exactly the elements you want. Recorded by librarian Betty Galbraith in May 2007. 3:25 in length. Download for Later
SearchIt! - Databases A to Z: An instructional audiocast on how to use databases to find journal articles through the WSU Libraries. Recorded by librarian Betty Galbraith in June 2009. 9:12 in length. Download for Later
SearchIt! - Databases by Subject: An instructional audiocast on how to use subject-specific databases to find journal articles through the WSU Libraries. Recorded by librarian Betty Galbraith in June 2009. 6:40 in length. Download for Later
SearchIt! - Cross Search: This tutorial will walk you through searching multiple article indexes at the same time using Cross Search through the WSU Libraries. Recorded by librarian Betty Galbraith in June 2009. 10:38 in length. Download for Later
An Introduction to the Owen Library Map Collection: This tutorial will walk you through how to locate maps and other cartographic material in the WSU Owen Science & Engineering Library map collection. Recorded by librarian Linda Shippert on April 6, 2007. 3:04 in length. Download for Later

Research Tips

Geological History: Finding Information on a Locality: Dr. Mike Pope and Betty Galbraith discuss finding and evaluating information on historical geology. Recorded in February 2007. 23:46 in length. Download for Later

Library History and Stories

Sundance: An interview with library donor Annette Hanson about the history behind Sundance, a stuffed Alaskan Brown Bear now residing at the Owen Science and Engineering Library. 5:27 in length; recorded on November 3rd, 2006 at Washington State University by Linda Shippert. Download for Later