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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.

Tutorials to Learn About Using Forsyth Library Resources

Using the Forsyth Library Catalog [video]

Use this video to learn how to search for books, articles, and other resources using the various features of the Search Everything tool on the library homepage:

  • Using Search Everything
  • Citation generation tool
  • Permalink tool
  • Save search results to My Account
search everything video tutorial

Using the Search Everything Tool [interactive]

This interactive tutorial will guide you step-by-step as you learn about the various features of the Search Everything tool on the library homepage:

  • Using Search Everything
  • Save/Email search results to My Account
  • Citation generation tool
  • Permalink tool


Accessing Full Text Articles

This video discusses a few tips for locating the full text of an article using Forsyth Library's resources including:

  • Accessing full text using Forsyth Library's Search Everything tool
  • Link resolver page
  • Orienting to database layouts to find the full text (html or PDF)

Full Text Tutorial

Advanced Search Tips

This video discusses advanced search strategies that will help you search library resources more effectively, including:

  • Phrase Searching
  • Boolean Searching with keywords (AND/OR/NOT)
  • Searching as an iterative process
  • Using subject headings
Advanced Search Tips Tutorial

Interlibrary Loan

This video discusses information about Forsyth Library's interlibrary loan service, including:

  • What can you borrow through ILL
  • Instances when you might use ILL
  • How to request an item through ILL
  • Delivery

Introduction to the Online Library

This video discusses information about Forsyth Library's online library, including:

  • Accessing periodicals using the library catalog
  • Using interlibrary loan as an online student
  • Organization of articles, issues, volumes, and periodicals
Tutorial about online library

Linking to Library Resources

Use this guide for best practices for linking to resources in library databases. Learn about permalinks, and where to find them in Ebsco, ProQuest, Gale, and other library databases.

Linking to Library Resources LibGuide Screenshot

Resources for Your Major

This video discusses information about subject-specific resources and tools, including:

  • Library research for upper division courses
  • Research databases and subject guides
  • Professional associations and publications
  • Library liaisons
Resources for Your Major Tutorial


If you are experiencing issues accessing Forsyth Library's resources and databases, this video will guide you through troubleshooting strategies including:

  • University Affiliation
  • TigerNetID
  • Click Path
  • Web Browsers
  • Wifi Networks

What is a Database?

This video provides an overview of using library databases, covering the following:

  • What is a library database?
  • Why use library databases for research assignments?
  • How to access library databases?
  • Database features for more effective searching
What is a Database Tutorial

Your Forsyth Library Account

This video describes the features and benefits of using the My Library Account function of Forsyth Library's website including:

  • Signing in
  • Account Details
  • Saving Search Results
Your Forsyth Library Account Tutorial

Tutorials About Using Forsyth Library Spaces

Room Reservations

Use this video to learn about the spaces in Forsyth Library and how to reserve them:

  • Group Study Rooms
  • Media Lab
  • Conference Rooms and Event Spaces
  • Lactation Room
  • Faculty Study Room
  • Individual Study Rooms


room reservation video tutorial

Using the Media Lab

Use this video to learn how to use the Media Lab, a user-friendly video studio:

  • How to record and download a video
  • Video options
  • Green screen options
Media Lab Tutorial - how to use the video studio

Using the Lightboard in the Media Lab

Use this video to learn how to use the Lightboard in the Media Lab to draw diagrams, equations and other things in thin air:

  • What is the lightboard
  • How to record and download a video using the lightboard

Using the Lightboard in the Media Lab

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.