How do I

The Navarro College Libraries are committed to making information literacy an integral part of the college’s educational program.  With this goal in mind, we have brought together a collection of tutorials to help you master the art of finding articles in the library’s online collections of journals, newspapers, and magazines.  The tutorials below will help you learn more about how to make the most effective use of these information resources: EBSCO, GALE, and LexisNexis.  Also included are tutorials on the library’s collection of EBSCO eBooks.

Accessing NC Library Services and Resources

Online Catalog

Subject Guides


Basic Searching

Basic Searching 1: Brainstorming Your Research Topic

Basic Searching 2: Searching in a Database

Basic Searching 3: Refining Your Results


Online Tutorials for Searching Individual Databases


Advanced Search – Guided Style

Advanced Search – Single Find

Basic Searching

Introduction to EBSCOhost

My EBSCO host

Visual Search

CINAHL with Full Text Basic Searching

CINAHL with Full Text Advanced Searching

Literary Reference Center

Nursing Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center


Downloading eBooks on EBSCO – Tutorial

Searching eBooks on EBSCOhost – Tutorial


Gale Cengage Learning Literature Resource Center
Advanced Search

Basic Search

Person Search

Search Results

Student Resource Center
Navigating the Homepage



LexisNexis Academic
Introduction to LexisNexis Academic

Power Search Overview

Edit in Power Search

Finding News by State

Find a Specific Document

Find Broadcast Transcripts

Finding an Obituary

Using the Index

Look up a Legal Case