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Communication Disorders Research Guide: Database Tutorials

Guide to Communication Disorders research.

EBSCOhost Tutorials

EBSCO has produced online tutorials to help you use their suite of databases.  Most tutorials are available as Adobe Flash video or PowerPoint slideshow.  If you are using an iPad or iPhone, you might need to use the links labeled "slideshow". 

Flash is needed to run some tutorials if marked as such. Click here to download the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

EBSCOhost Tutorials

  • Introduction to EBSCOhost  (7 minutes)
  • (Flash)
  • My EBSCOhost personal folder (5 minutes)
  • (Flash)
  • CINAHL and MeSH Headings (5 minutes)
  • (Flash) (slideshow)         
  • CINAHL Basic Searching (4 minutes)
  • (Flash)  
  • CINAHL Advanced Searching (5 minutes)
  • (Flash)

PubMed Tutorials

The following tutorials are provided by NLM's PubMed, Welch Medical Library, and Binghamton University Libraries.  The links will open in YouTube.

PubMed's MeSH Database


PubMed Training Course

Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice - Mini training course from the NLM (National Library of Medicine) that shows how to use evidence-based practice when searching clinical questions using PubMed. The course site contains lots of additional resources!

Summon Search & Discovery

Introduction to Summon Search & Discovery Tool

Summon is MU Libraries' search and discovery tool that enables you to do a "Google-style" search for reliable content available via MU Libraries.  Summon includes all materials currently available via the Libraries be it online, print or electronic; article, book, or journal; or any other media format that is available in our holdings.  Summon is a great place to start your research.

ProQuest Overview & Tutorials

ProQuest Basic Search Overview -YouTube (~3 min.)

ProQuest Basic Search:  Getting Started  (Watch this WebEx session for a deeper dive into basic searching! ~30 min.)

Expanded Integrations for Ebooks & Videos in ProQuest -YouTube (search overview begins at 1:26)

ProQuest Platform Searching  (print or download a pdf guide on searching)

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health - Libguide  

MU Libraries subscribes to Nursing & Allied Health basic database only - not Nursing & Allied Health Premium which is featured in the ProQuest LibGuide above. However, the guide does contain useful search strategies and related research information.

Note: All MEDCOM videos have been updated and moved to Nursing & Allied Health Premium.