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Online Tools: Animated GIFs

An assortment of tutorials, videos, and tools to help students use library resources

Instructions

The short animations below can be added in the same way you would add an image, though we realize that use of too many of them can be obnoxious.

Using the View Now Button

While students will find "PDF Full Text" links in our databases, they will also find the "View Now" button. The Using the View Now Button animation explains what this button is and how to use it.

Recommended For: ​Students 

How to Use: ​Right click and choose Save Picture As.

Boolean Operators

Boolean Operators are a great way for students to broaden, narrow, and refine their search results. This Boolean Operators animation illustrates what each operator does.

Recommended For: ​Students 

How to Use: ​Right click and choose Save Picture As.

Selecting Search Terms

This Selecting Search Terms animation is helpful for getting students to understand the process of turning their research topic into helpful search terms in our databases.

Recommended For: ​Students 

How to Use: ​Right click and choose Save Picture As.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

For materials that UK does not own, Interlibrary Loan is a great service for students to be familiar with. This short clip about ​Interlibrary Loan explains what ILL is and how to request materials using it.

Recommended For: ​Students 

How to Use: ​Right click and choose Save Picture As.