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Instructional Services: Library Support for Online Instruction

This guide provides information on how Idaho State University libraries supports faculty who teach online courses.

Introduction to Pre-Recorded Content

The library has an extensive collection of tutorials, videos and handouts suitable for students at various proficiency levels.  Here's a brief guide to where to find our resources.

  • Tutorials on Research Fundamentals

For students just starting out with college-level research, review the extensive resources on our Information Literacy Guide. Consider assigning our Researchpath Tutorials and Using Information Responsibly Tutorials as part of your students' coursework.

  • Videos on a Specific Topic

If you're looking for a tutorial video on a specific topic, search our ISU Library Youtube Channel, or scroll down to see our most popular videos on basic research skills at the bottom of this page!

  • Library Guides by Subject

Do you need a list of library resources in your subject area? Review our extensive list of Subject Guides for customized lists of the best library resources for your students.

Don't see what you need? Our librarians can respond to your content needs by producing handouts, recorded videos tutorials, and more.  Please contact with your content needs.

Video "Starter Packs"

How to Search like a Boss

(A video from one of our LLIB 3 Credit Courses)


OneSearch for Articles


Keyword Searching


Subject Headings


Combining Searches: Boolean Search Operators


Citation Mining - Getting Unstuck in Your Search

Registering for ILLiad Interlibrary Loan


Requesting Articles using ILLiad Interlibrary Loan


Retrieving Interlibrary Loan Articles via ILLiad


Requesting Books using ILLiad Interlibrary Loan


Requesting Books using ILLiad Interlibrary Loan


Requesting Document Delivery via ILLiad Interlibrary Loan

Searching Google Scholar


Finding Reference Sources and Statistics with Google


Using Wikipedia

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