Using Library Resources


Introduction to Databases

Brief introduction to what library databases are and how to use them to get focused results.


Using Find It

The Find It button is a tool for finding the full text of materials.  This short video describes it's functionality and how it can work with the ILLiad interlibrary loan tool.


Database accounts and folders

This program outlines the basics of using database folders and addresses some things to consider when saving materials online.


Searching Multiple EBSCO Databases

This print guide describes how to choose and search multiple EBSCO databases at one time.


Library Catalog

Introduction to TOPCAT

This program introduces the library's catalog, TOPCAT.  Instructional segments include logging into TOPCAT, and how to effectively search and refine results.

Search Strategies

Choosing keywords 


Finding Dissertations

This research guide describes how to access and search the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database..


Searching the IMC 
(Instructional Materials Center)

This guide is intended to aid users to navigate and search this unique collection.

Learn more about this collection.


Interlibrary Loan

Introduction to ILLiad

How to use the Library's online interlibrary loan tool, ILLiad to request materials not held by the Stritch Library or by members of the SWITCH consortium.