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Get the most out of Engineering Village with the new Get Started tutorials

on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 13:15

‘’These five quick paced, fun videos cover search options in Engineering Village that grab students’ attention and gets out that all important message of using quality research with just a few clicks to save time.You can use this in the classroom, at the reference desk and it’s also great for virtual reference. I recommend you check it out!’’

Bonnie Osif, Engineering Librarian at Penn State University                

Time - we all want more of it!  If you are new to using Engineering Village, want a quick refresher or are responsible for training others, our Getting Started program can easily and quickly help you get the most out of your valuable research time.  The program moves novice users to expert searchers in a fast and fun way. So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s Get Started!
Our new Getting Started learning module groups together instructional video tutorials that highlight the most important Engineering Village features and functionalities. Getting Started covers training topics, like - ‘How to run a Quick Search’, ‘Working with the Results’, ‘Setting up and using Alerts’, and more!  The module can be started in any order and can be completed in just a few minutes.

How it Works
When you visit Engineering Village, you may notice the Getting Started tab on the right side of the screen:

Once open, a list of topics are displayed:

By selecting any of the topics, a short training video will start.  Users who view all the topic videos and set up an Alert earn a Power User badge

 which is displayed next to registered user’s names when they login.                

Understanding the incredibly useful research tools in Engineering Village yields more successful results and improves search speed. The Getting Started self-learning module empowers users to gain knowledge on obtaining the best research results in the most efficient way which saves precious time!