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Forsyth Library Tutorials

Use these videos, tutorials, and other tools to learn about Forsyth Library, how to use Forsyth Library's resources and services, and tips for research, writing, and citing.

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Using Tutorials

Browse the tutorials to learn about Forsyth Library, how to use library resources, research skills, and tips for writing and citing for research papers and projects.

Feel free to incorporate these tutorials and learning objects into your courses and orientations. From the table to the right, click the thumbnail or title to link to the VidGrid video or guide. Use the description to copy/paste the embed code for using it in Blackboard.

If you have questions about using Forsyth Library, Ask a Librarian or email

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Download the Forsyth Library App

The FHSU Research Help App gives you quick mobile access to Forsyth Library tutorials, subject and course guides, and Ask A Librarian. Scan the QR code or click the link above and follow the on-screen instructions to add the app to your device.

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Tutorials to Learn About Forsyth Library

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian is a research help service to help find, use, and cite library resources. This video discusses:

  • Ways to contact Forsyth Library
  • Types of questions Forsyth Library can help with
  • Research help hours

Ask A Librarian Tutorial Video Screenshot

Forsyth Library Building Tour

This video provides a brief tour of Forsyth Library and Learning Commons, including:

  • Main Level
  • Lower Level
  • Upper Level

Forsyth Library Building Tour Screenshot

Collections Overview

This video introduces Forsyth Library's resources including:

  • Library databases and electronic resources
  • Print resources
  • Special collections
  • Government publications

Software Assistance

This video provides an overview of the Software Assistance at Forsyth Library and Learning Commons, including:

  • Software help
  • Locating software video tutorials
  • Software available on library computers
  • Software available for FHSU students

Online Student Support

This video describes the various library services and resources available to FHSU Online students through the library website:

  • Ask a Librarian Research Help
  • Online Resources and Borrowing Physical Materials via ILL
  • Writing Assistance with Smart Thinking
  • Software Assistance 

Why Forsyth Library Resources?

This video discusses why searching with library database is more effective than searching the internet, covering the following topics:

  • What are scholarly sources and/or peer-reviewed articles?
  • Advantages of using library databases instead of searching the internet

Transfer Student Guide

This guide is designed for transfer students to learn more about:

  • Library Services
  • Finding Information via Forsyth Library
  • FHSU Campus Resources
  • Hays Community Resources
  • Research, Technology, and Writing Help

Library Vocabulary

Use this guide to find definitions of unfamiliar library and university terms to help you navigate research assignments and library resources.

Embedding and Integrating Tutorials into Blackboard

Using Bb Content Collection to Add Tutorial Playlists (SCORM):

Use the PDF instructions below to add library tutorial playlists (SCORM) or the most popular individual tutorials to your Blackboard Course using the Content Collection > Library Content feature. When you use the Content Collection tutorials, you don't need to find the HTML and embed codes for each video, the SCORM and tutorial files are already stored and easily added into Blackboard. You can set grading options for the tutorials/SCORM which are also outlined in the instructions.

How to Embed Video Tutorials into Blackboard:

  1. Visit the VidGrid link provided in the table above
  2. Select and copy (Ctrl+C) all of the Embed Code text listed in the video description on VidGrid
  3. In Blackboard, create and name an Item (or any other Blackboard tool that includes the standard Text Editor) 
  4. Click the HTML button at the bottom right of the Tool Buttons to open the HTML editor 
  5. Paste (Ctrl+V) the embed code within the HTML window and click Update and Submit

Embedding Tutorials from YouTube

If you're more comfortable using embed codes from YouTube, all of the Forsyth Library Tutorials can also be found in the YouTube Playlists below.