Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Did you know the HIU Library has a YouTube channel?

Did you know the HIU Library has a YouTube channel? Our channel has a variety of helpful videos for anyone using library resources or wanting to learn more about research or information literacy.


Library faculty produce instructional video tutorials that are targeted to the research needs of the HIU community. These videos range from general help to specific course related tutorials. Here is a sampling of some HIU Library videos:
  • Library Home Page Tour
  • How to Set Up Your Library Account
  • Library Catalog Basic Search
  • Popular Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals
  • HDV1100 Article Search
  • EDU6910 Thesis Research


Videos are grouped into playlists. We group videos targeted for specific classes into playlists for those classes. This makes it easy for students to find those videos for viewing. Faculty can also link directly to a playlist in eCollege or an eCompanion instead of listing out the individual videos. (Faculty: See our Embedded Instruction page for more information about how you can request video tutorials for your class.)

We also create playlists of videos produced by database vendors, like ProQuest, that demonstrate effective uses of those resources. For instance, the ProQuest playlist includes videos that range from a basic search of ProQuest to more advanced searches like finding articles that include Figures & Tables or using Folders to organize your research.

We sometimes create playlists of videos produced by an organization, such as Project Information Literacy, that have specific relevance to information literacy, research, or other information and library issues.

Here is a list of our current playlists:
  • HDV1100 Strategies for Success
  • eBrary
  • ProQuest
  • Oxford Reference Online
  • Project Information Literacy (PIL)

How to Find Videos and Playlists

There are several ways to find our YouTube channel:
  1. Go directly to our YouTube channel HIULibrary http://www.youtube.com/user/HIULibrary OR ...
  2. Go to the Library Home Page http://library.hiu.edu and ...
Click the Research Assistance tab and then the Tutorials (YouTube) link, OR ...

... Click the YouTube icon in the footer of the Library Home Page


Once you are at the HIULibrary YouTube channel, you can click "Videos" to view a list of videos produced by the HIU Library or you can click "Playlists" to view playlists of videos grouped by course, resource, or topic.


Terri Bogan is Reference & Instruction Librarian at Hope International University. She is passionate about helping students navigate the ever expanding world of information. She specializes in the area of information literacy and instructional design.

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