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UMFK Tutorials

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Sofia Birden
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sbirden@maine.edu

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View the Flash tutorials below to learn how to search in URSUS (our online catalog), request materials, search our databases for articles, and much more.

The tutorials have an average download time of 2.5 minutes on 56k modem, 35 seconds on DSL, and 10-15 seconds on a T1 network. All tutorials are best viewed in 800 x 600 or higher browser. You will need the free Flash player to view the tutorials.

You may also view or print the PDF version of the tutorials. Just click on the "print" link to take you the PDF document. You will need the Adobe Reader to view these documents.

If you are new to UMFK and just want a quick overview of Library tools and services, try the shorter Orientation tutorials available HERE.

Additional System tutorials are available at: http://libraries.maine.edu/mariner/tutorials/index.asp

Or, try our YouTube Channel URSUS Videos

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Searching URSUS ("Find a Book"):
Tutorial 1: Keyword Searching and Other Elements of URSUS - Learn how to do a simple keyword search in our online catalog (URSUS) as well as see some other features. Start with this tutorial before moving on to the other URSUS tutorials. View
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Tutorial 2: Requesting from other URSUS libraries - Learn how to get a book from another library in the University of Maine System quickly and easily. View
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Print (7p)
Tutorial 3: Requesting from MaineCat - Learn how to request books from another online catalog when you can't find what you want in URSUS. View
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Print (6p)
Tutorial 4: Differences Between a Library Catalog and the Indexes and Databases (4.40 min.) View
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Tutorial 5: Subject Searching in URSUS - Learn how to use the subject search to your advantage. View
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Print (11p)
Tutorial 6: Viewing Your Patron Record - Learn how to view your own record at the library and take advantage of its services. View
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Off Campus Access - Learn how to access library resources from off campus. ViewSound Included Print (3p)
Database Searching ("Find an Article"):
Tutorial 7: Understanding the Database Page - Learn what resources are available to you off the UMFK database page and how to understand and limit what databases you need. ViewSound Included Print (6p)
Tutorial 8: Accessing Databases Off-Campus ViewSound Included Print (3p)
Tutorial 9: Using Academic Search Complete Part One - Learning how to search and understand your options in Academic Search Premier. ViewSound Included Print (13p:set print layout to 4 pgs per sheet)
Tutorial 10: Using Academic Search Complete Part Two (est. 3.17 minutes) ViewSound Included Print (8p:set print layout to 4 pgs per sheet)
Tutorial 11: Using Academic Search Complete Part Three ViewSound Included Print (14p:set print layout to 4 pgs per sheet)
Tutorial 12: Using PsycInfo - Learn how to use PsychInfo, a database specific to psychology. View Print (12p)
Tutorial 13: Using Nursing Databases - Learn what nursing databases are useful and how to use them. View Print (12p)

Other Resources/Tools:
RefWorks: Importing Articles Coming soonPrint
RefWorks: Importing from URSUS YouTube AccessPrint

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