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Library Training

The Middlesex-London Health Unit library offers resources and services to Middlesex-London Health Unit staff and client health unit staff. Learn how to access and use these resources from the Library Training videos. If you have any questions or would like assistance from a librarian, please contact us at 1-877-663-5320 (toll free), 519-663-5317 ext. 5320 or email


Library Training Videos

  • Video #4 Database Searching in the Virtual Library: The Basics

    This video introduces how to access the Virtual Library, select databases, and conduct a basic literature search in an EBSCO database. It shows the basic features of EBSCO databases including entering search terms, selecting search fields, applying limits, selecting a date range, selecting and saving results, and accessing the help file.
  • Video #5 Database Searching in the Virtual Library: Advanced – Part 1, The Tools

    This video introduces and explains the tools used to conduct more advanced searches in EBSCO bibliographic databases available in the Virtual Library. It includes the Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), parentheses, proximity operators (Near and Within), quotation marks, truncation marks, wildcards and placeholders, and controlled vocabulary.
  • Video #6 Database Searching in the Virtual Library: Advanced – Part 2, Applying the Tools

    This video demonstrates using the tools introduced in “Database Searching in the Virtual Library: Advanced – Part 1, The Tools” in an EBSCO database provided in the Virtual Library to conduct a more advanced literature search. It also includes instruction in using more advanced features available in the databases, including the search history.
  • Video #7 Setting Up Search Alerts in the Virtual Library

    This video demonstrates how to set up search alerts in the Virtual Library. Search alerts will send you notifications when new articles are entered into the database, which match your search strategy. Alerts will help you to stay on top of new literature on your research topic.

Please note: We are currently developing more instructional videos on controlled vocabulary and critical appraisal. Please visit this page in the future for more tutorials.

Date of creation: March 18, 2014
Last modified on: August 24, 2015