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Whether you are taking classes online or at one of our three campuses, the TWU Libraries are here to help you. This guide will help you get started using the library. Remember we are available to help by email, text, chat, or phone, so let us know how we can help you use the TWU Libraries.
Use the TWU Libraries Subject Guides for suggested databases for your research topic.
1. Visit the TWUniversal Catalog to begin an advanced search.
2. Change the Resource Type to Books.
3. Enter your search terms into the search fields. If you have more than one term, enter each separate term or phrase into a new line.
4. If a book in your results looks interesting, click Details to view its table of contents to help determine whether it will be useful.
5. If you do not get any results, try using broader or fewer search terms. If you get too many search results, try using more specific or additional terms.
There is not one right way to search a topic, so try different combinations of terms and phrases to see what works best for your topic. Remember, you can always Ask-A-Librarian for help.
The library has over 30 databases with video content, as well as the option to search TWUniversal by Media/Streaming. You can follow the same steps with a book search, but choose the Media/Streaming under Resource Type to find videos.
In the A-Z Databases you can also search "video" in the search box on the top right corner to find databases with video resources available.
Here are links to the A-Z Database Page and some selected video databases. Please note, you can find many additional databases with video content not listed in the direct links below by searching the A-Z Databases.
To find audio content in TWUniversal, you can use the Advanced Search option and search by . You can follow the same steps with a book search, but choose the under to find videos.
Below you will find a link to the A-Z list of Databases. You can use it to search for a variety of newspaper databases by using the search box on the top right. You will also find a list of just a few the popular newspaper databases in the TWU libraries.