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Online Tutorials and Help Guides

Writing a paper? Stuck on how to search library resources? Need help with citations? Have no fear, research tutorials are here!

Library Help Tutorials

Make a research consultation with a UofM librarian! (2 minute video)

You don't have to research alone. UofM librarians are available for one-on-one research and library help. We can meet with you online or in-person.

Follow the directions in the video


Click the blue button on the left side of the page.

To choose the librarian associated with your discipline, check out our Library Liaisons.

Access Library Databases (3 minute video)

Databases contain published, reliable sources. They are often related to specific subjects. The video below demonstrates how to find a database specific to your research and access reliable, full-text articles.

Order Items using UofM's Inter-Library Loan Service (4 minute video)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that provides you with access to library materials not held in the University of Memphis Libraries and not available in full-text through licensed University of Memphis databases. It is available to current University of Memphis students, faculty, and staff.

Google Scholar (The Basics) + How to link your UofM Library Account (3 minute video)

Google Scholar is a Web search engine that specifically searches scholarly literature and academic resources. By linking Google Scholar to your UofM account, you can access the articles easier through University Libraries Resources.

How to use (5 minute video)

WorldCat is an open-access online resource! If you need an item (books, movies, audiobooks, etc.), it displays all libraries that own it.