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How To Research: Online How-Tos

This page features quick and easy tutorials created by Gumberg Library librarians.


Research Databases

These tutorials cover how to search and retrieve research articles in the Academic Search Elite database, the ProQuest Central database, and PubMed@Duquesne.


This tutorial covers how to search for and locate eBooks using the library's DUQSearch feature, as well as through eBook databases. You will learn how to search, open, and save eBooks to your device.

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Boolean Searching

This tutorial is a refresher on Boolean Operators and the concept of Boolean searching. The operators (AND, OR, NOT) are introduced and examples are provided to instruct on how to create a successful Boolean search.

Library Website

This tutorial is focused on navigating the Gumberg Library website ( You will learn where to go for important information such as library hours and events, how to connect with Gumberg librarians, where to locate research databases, and much more.

Finding a Known Journal Article

Sometimes you may already know an article for your research and will need to locate access through the library. This tutorial discusses how to find a known, specific journal article in Gumberg's resources.

Different Sources Meet Different Needs

different sources meet different info needs


This tutorial addresses how particular source formats, because of the process by which they are made, may meet different information needs. 


This guide was developed by Kiera Mudry, MLIS, and was maintained and updated by Marcia Rapchak, Ed.D. It is currently maintained and updated by Sarah Hicks, MLIS.