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How-To Videos

The videos linked below will walk you through the process for beginning to search for sources in databases provided by the University of Illinois Library. The following video elements are included:

  • Using the Find Article Guide Video
    • This video explains the purpose and organization of the library's Find Articles Guide page. It will help students determine where and how to access databases that are relevant to their research questions.
  • How to Use Academic Search Ultimate Videos
    • ​A series of videos that walk through various aspects of using Academic Search Ultimate. This database is provided through EBSCOHost and any other database from EBSCO will have similar functionality.
  • Open Articles from Off-Campus
    • If you have difficulty opening any articles from off-campus, follow the instructions in this section.

Using the Find Articles Page: VIDEO

How to Use Academic Search Ultimate: VIDEOS

Open Articles from Off-Campus

When you are off-campus you will be prompted to log-in with your Net ID and password before you can begin searching.

You may save and send permanent links to specific articles you locate in your database searches. They are often called Permalinks or Persistent Links.  If you do e-mail these to yourself you will need to add a Proxy Prefix to the permanent link provided by the database.

Add the following to the beginning of the permanent link URL: 

For additional information, see the Database Linking page.