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Find Help With Research

Find Help With Research

Contacting the Library for Research Assistance

If you would like research assistance, please contact us by email, phone or Skype.

Lisa Gonzalez Electronic Resources Librarian 773-371-5463

Melody Layton McMahon Library Director 773-371-5460

Library Research Guides

The library provides several research guides to provide assistance with research on various topics. Contact information for librarians is included with each guide, including contact information for Skype.

Paul Bechtold Library Tutorials

If you are watching a video tutorial, headphoes are available at the circulation desk for use in the library.

Library Services

Introduction to Library Website
This tutorial reviews the key links and resources available on the library's website.

Library Account Tutorial
This brief tutorial demonstrates how to create a personal account in the library's catalog in order to placing interlibrary loan requests.

SFX Tutorial
This two minute tutorial shows how to use SFX to find full text and place interlibrary loan requests.

Searching for Resources

ATLA Religion Introduction
This tutorial provides a basic overview of searching the ATLA Religion database, and lasts about three minutes.

ATLA Religion - Search by Journal Tutorial
This video tutorial demonstrated how to find citations in specific journals in ATLA.

ATLA Religion - Scripture Reference Tutorial
This video tutorial shows how to search for citations by Scripture reference, and lasts about two minutes.

CPLI Introduction
This tutorial provides a basic overview of searching the ATLA CPLI(Catholic Periodical Literature Index) database, and lasts about four minutes.

EBooks Tutorial
This tutorial is an introduction to finding ebooks in the library catalog.

Project Muse Tutorial
A tutorial on using the library's Project Muse collections.

Google Scholar Tutorial
This tutorial shows how to use Google Scholar to find scholarly materials available to CTU library patrons.

Searching Archives Tutorial
Finding aids describing the contents of the library's archival collections can be searched online, as this tutorial demonstrates.

Other Tutorials

Internet for Religious Studies Tutorial
This tutorial from the University of Bristol introduces major categories of resources in religious studies that are available online.

Zotero Tour
The basic tour tutorial gives an overview of the main features of Zotero, such as capturing citations, importing citations into documents and organizing your Zotero library.

Zotero and Word
This tutorial explains how to use Zotero to insert citations while you are writing. You can download the appropriate word processor plugin from Zotero's word processor plugin page.

Zotero and PDFs
This tutorials shows how to retrieve citation information for PDFs you have added to your Zotero library.