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Library Tutorial Videos

Located on the lower ground floor of McGuinn Hall, the Social Work Library supports the teaching and research needs of the Boston College School of Social Work (BCSSW)

Tutorial Videos

These videos were created to assist you in understanding how to best utilize the library and its resources in your research.

PsycTESTS

Introductory tutorial on using PsycTESTS to find psychometric instruments for academic purposes.

Connecting Google Scholar to Find it @ BC

Set Google Scholar to connect with BC resources through your Google account settings.

Produced, edited, narrated and scripted by Jenny Severyn, MS Candidate 2017, Simmons College

Social Work Library Website and Course Reserves

This video is a tutorial on navigating the Boston College Social Work Library website and on accessing Course Reserves.

For Course Reserves, jump to 2:02

Written, recorded, edited, and produced by Megan TroxellBCSSW '16.

Research Guides

This is a tutorial describing how to utilize the research guides provided on the Boston College library website, specifically focusing on the Social Work Research Guides.

Written, recorded, edited, and produced by Megan Troxell BCSSW

Research Tips for PsycINFO

Introduction to some of the advanced functions of PsycINFO.

Produced, edited, narrated and scripted by Jenny Severyn, MS Candidate 2017, Simmons College

Searching for Scholarly Articles

This is a tutorial on searching for scholarly articles.  The three methods discussed are: the Boston College Online Library Catalog, Online Databases, and Google Scholar.  Some tips for optimizing your search engine use are also included.

For the Library Catalog: start at the beginning.

For Databases: jump to 3:27

jump to 6:08

Written, recorded, edited, and produced by Megan Troxell, BCSSW '16.

ILL, WorldCat, & the BLC

This video is a tutorial guiding you on how to request books outside of the Boston College libraries.  It reviews how to request books through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), WorldCat, and the Boston Library Consortium (BLC).

For ILL: start at the beginning

For WorldCat: jump to 2:49

For the BLC: jump to 4:08

Written, recorded, edited, and produced by Megan Troxell, BCSSW '16.

Searching for Non-English materials in BC's catalog

Use the BC catalog's advanced search to select the language of the resources.

Produced, edited, narrated and scripted by Jenny Severyn, MS Candidate 2017, Simmons College