Tutorials

Library Tour

This virtual tour highlights features of the newly renovated library building, and introduces the Services, Collections, Spaces, and Technology available to the IPFW community.

An Introduction to Helmke Library I

This beginner tutorial highlights Express Search (books, academic journals, encyclopedia articles, etc.), Topic Guides (e.g. English 131) and our Ask a Librarian services.

An Introduction to Helmke Library II

This beginner tutorial highlights Academic Search Premier (scholarly articles, "cite" option, etc.), Topic Guides (e.g. Communication), Ask a Librarian services and a quick tour of Helmke Library.

Searching IUCAT Tutorial

This interactive tutorial teaches the basics of searching IPFW's library catalog, and offers a quiz at the end to test your knowledge. Score well, and earn your IUCAT User Certificate! Learn what IUCAT can (and cannot) do to make your research more rewarding, and discover tips for using your time wisely as you search for books and other library materials. The tutorial and quiz take about 10 minutes to complete.

IUCAT Request Delivery Tutorial

This short tutorial teaches the basics of IUCAT Request Delivery including: what kind of materials are available, how to order materials, how to renew materials, and what to expect when they arrive.

What are Primary and Secondary Sources?

This handout, created for the humanities and social sciences, describes the difference between primary and secondary sources. It also includes examples and caveats.