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Library Tutorials: Using the Library

Teaching tools about library resources and services

About the Tutorials

These videos were produced or chosen by MTSU Librarians to help students and faculty find and use resources in the library and beyond. If there is a topic that you think we should feature, or if you have questions about sharing or embedding videos, please let us know! Email the Instructional Technology Support Librarian at

How to Reserve a Study Space

Learn about the different types of reservable spaces in the Walker Library at MTSU and how to book them online.

Tour of the Library Website

This quick tour will show how to access the most popular resources and services. 

A very short introduction to the JEWL Search

What is the JEWL Search at Walker Library, and what is it good for? Watch this and find out why it's a great place to start your research. More about JEWL Search.

Tour of the Curriculum Collection

The Curriculum Collection at the Walker Library is a resource for education majors and anyone needing K-12 materials.

JEWL Search: Pro Tips

Learn how to use the JEWL Search to find research materials on any topics. We'll talk about how to narrow by date, source type, and subtopic. And we'll show you how to get a citation shortcut and how to follow-up with a librarian. More about JEWL Search.

Citing Your Sources

Learn the easy way to cite the sources you find through the Walker Library. Get downloadable references in MLA, APA, and more. Learn more about citing your sources.

Library Tools for Adult Learners

Walker Library offers many tools and services for lifelong learning. From test prep to career skills to writing help, we can help you succeed as an adult learner. 

Databases to Help You Choose a Topic

Can't decide which topic to choose for your research paper or speech? Already have a topic, but it's too broad? We have resources to help you choose from hundreds of interesting topics. Featured tools include Opposing Viewpoints and CQ Researcher from  the Choosing a Topic Research Guide.

Placing an Interlibrary Loan Request

If the library doesn't own a book or article that you need, we can borrow it for you from another library at no cost. This video shows you how to place a request. More about Interlibrary Loan.

Pull & Hold for Requesting Books

This video shows how to request an item using our Pull & Hold feature. For policies and pickup procedures, see