Library Orientation

Are you unsure of how to get started conducting research for a class paper or other project? Are you struggling to find good sources or to format your papers? We want to help!

NEW Search Interface

On May 30th 2024, EBSCO Discovery Service, which powers the library’s GALILEO search box (formerly known as One SEARCH), updated its interface. Please see this short Introduction to the New EBSCO Discovery User Interface video to help you transition to the new interface. There are other videos regarding new features found at the bottom left of your search results page, when you use the search box on the library homepage. As always, please contact the library if you would like assistance.

Library Orientation

In this video, you will learn the following:

  • What your library offers in resources and services
  • The purpose of Smith Library
  • How to navigate the new library website
  • How to use the GALILEO search box (formerly One SEARCH)
  • Basic information about our top databases
  • Where to locate research guidance anytime
  • What to do when you can’t find a resource
  • How to contact a library staff member for assistance


Library Manual 

The online Library Manual for Students provides an overview of library policies, services, and resources in an easy-to-read and reference format.


Getting Started with Research LibGuide

This library guide organizes short videos, as well as some handouts and text instructions for conducting research. Some questions it helps to answer:

      • What is my research question?
      • What types of sources do I look for?
      • Which sources do I trust and why?
      • How do I use the information I find?
      • Why do I need to cite sources?
      • How do I search smarter?


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