Answered By: Matt Stevons
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2022     Views: 91

Asking "How do I use the library?" might really mean several things.  We really want to help you and make sure you're confident in how to find and use information, but with this question we really need to be a little more specific first.  Think about what you really need to know.  Do you mean:

  • How do I know what to type in?

  • What database should I use?

  • How do I get better results in my searches?

  • How do I know if this is reliable information?

  • How do I cite this?

  • How do I use EBSCO Discovery Service, Westlaw Campus Research, ProQuest Central, or another specific database or tool? 

...or something else?  No matter what your question is, the PG Library offers a few different support and training sources to help you.

First, over 50 videos and tutorials about navigating library databases, choosing topics, evaluating resources, and more are listed in our Videos & Tutorials page.  Second, you can search all of our support documentation (including videos and tutorials) on the Library Support page - if you're reading this, it's the one you're on right now.  Finally, if you're looking for a quick overview, check our the short "Introduction to the PG Library Website" video as a starting point.  

And, of course, if you have additional questions please reach out to us and ask a librarian your question! 

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