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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Library Research Tutorials

Home of the video tutorials made by the Teaching, Learning and Academic Support (TLAS) team.

Get Started Searching the Library Catalog and Easy Search

Begin your research process with these useful videos on how to search the U of I Library catalog and our Easy Search!

How to Search in the Library Catalog

Learn how to search the UIUC library catalog! This video covers how to perform a basic search and how to use the filters available through the advanced search and the "tweak your results" column to make your searches more effective and efficient.

What is Easy Search?

Learn how to search and interpret your results using the Library's Easy Search

How to Find an Article From a Citation

Learn how to find the full text of an article through the Library's Easy Search! This video covers how to identify the different parts of an article citation and how to use the citation information you have in the Library's Easy Search to access the full text. It also introduces some basic troubleshooting tips.