Instruction On Demand
These short tutorials, each taking about 5 minutes or less, are a great way to get quick answers about the library and the services we offer, as you need it.
Most of our tutorials can be found on the Cheng Library YouTube account, including some not listed here! A few, like the Scholarly v. Popular can only be found on this page, though, and may require Adobe Flash Player (free at Adobe website).
If you have an idea for a new tutorial, or are having difficulty with any of our existing ones, please contact Tony Joachim (973-720-3665).
- Evaluating Websites @ The Cheng Library
Learn the basics of website evaluation, using the CRAAP method!
- Everything You Wanted to Know About Printing in the Cheng Library
Find out how to use the University's cloud-based print system with the Cheng Library's SIX printers!
- Avoiding Plagiarism @ WPU
Learn about plagiarism and how it can be easily avoided, in this short video!
- Keywords: A Quick Guide @ the Cheng Library
Sometimes finding the right articles and resources for your class projects isn't as easy as it should be. The problem might be with the keywords you're using! Check out this quick introduction to finding the right search terms for your research!
- Assignment Calculator
Need help planning your research project? This resource will provide you with deadlines and step-by-step instructions for completing your research on time!
- Interlibrary Loan & Article Copy Service @ the Cheng Library
This short overview will explain the ins and outs of these two related services, and walk you through the process of submitting requests.
- How to Use the Fetch It Service @ the Cheng Library
Find out about the Library's Fetch It service, which allows you to place holds on books and even have our staff get it for you!
- Using Citations to Find Specific Articles @ The Cheng Library
Ever had an article that your professor put on the syllabus that you couldn't find? Or, found some great research when reading a book, but didn't know where to look to get the full text? This short tutorial will walk you through the steps for tracking those citations and getting the whole article!
- Searching Within Specific Journals @ the Cheng Library
Some assignments ask that you only use certain sources, like the New York Times or Journal of Marriage and Family ONLY. This short demonstration will show you how!
- PsycINFO tutorial
This series of short tutorials will introduce the PsycINFO database and show you the ins-and-outs of searching, narrowing your results, and finding full-text articles for your psychology research!
- Electronic Reserves at the Cheng Library
This short video will introduce you to Electronic Reserves at the Cheng Library, and show you how to find them on the Library website.
- Scholarly v. Popular
Learn the differences between scholarly and popular articles, and the peer review process!