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How To Videos

How To Videos

The videos on this page can help you get started using the UMass Global Library. Videos on the tabs to the left offer advanced database help specific to the education programs taught at UMass Global. 

Some of the videos on these pages are brief and designed to help you get started using library resources. Others require a slightly longer time investment that will help you master the art of database searching in your selected discipline. 

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EBSCO Mobile App (25 minutes)

You can download a mobile app to help optimize your searches on small devices. The mobile app works only with the library's Advanced Search feature and Ebsco-branded databases, which have a blue banner and the EbscoHost logo as shown. You can select Ebsco databases by going to the UMass Global Library’s Databases List and changing the All Vendors/Providers drop down menu to Ebsco.

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Searching with WildCards (16 minutes)

Learn some advanced search tricks to improve your searches in library databases. The video was created for use with EBSCO databases but the strategies work with most library databases.

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Reading EBSCO eBooks Online (40 minutes)

Learn how to access eBooks from the Ebsco eBook Academic Collection and read the eBooks using mobile devices.

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This is a link to the EBSCO video title EBSCO eBooks: Web & App