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VIDEO TUTORIALS

The Instruction Unit at Western Illinois University Libraries have prepared a range of video tutorials you can access anytime. They cover aspects of using the library, from services, to conducting research, using databases and citing sources.

Using Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Introduction (4:30)

An InfoSmack video created by the Instruction Unit that will help you get a better understanding of Interlibrary Loan.

Requesting items through I-Share (2:53)

This is a tutorial for using your I-Share account to borrow items from other Illinois libraries.

Requesting Illiad Materials (2:28)

This video will show you how to access and request materials through Inter-Library loan at Western Illinois University.

Navigation

WIU Library Website (4:39)

A video to help you become familiar with the WIU library website. 

Chat Tool (1:58)

A video to help you become familiar with the WIU library chat tool. 

Research Assistance

Ask a Librarian (1:57) 

An InfoSmack video created by the Instruction Unit that will help you understand the benefits of asking a librarian for research help. 

Getting Started with Research (4:15)

A library instruction video that will help you with getting started with research at the WIU Libraries. 

Managing Accounts

Library ID (2:16)

An InfoSmack video that will introduce your Library ID and how it can be used at the Western Illinois University Libraries.

My Account (5:52)

An InfoSmack video that will introduce the basic My Account features of the library catalog at Western Illinois University. 

Creating an I-Share Account (2:16)

Tutorial for setting up an I-Share account to borrow items from other Illinois libraries.

Creating an Illiad Account (1:56)

This video will show you how to create an ILLiad account to use with inter-library loan at the WIU libraries.

Finding Books and more

Locating a Book (Brains on Books) (4:16)

An InfoSmack video that will introduce you to the process of locating a book at the Western Illinois University Libraries.

Basic Catalog Search (7:26)

This is a tutorial for searching the Westcat catalog using the basic search method.

Advanced Catalog Search (5:54)

This is a tutorial for searching the Westcat catalog using the advanced search method