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Communication & Information Sciences Research Guide: Getting Help

This library research guide is designed to support doctoral students in the Communication & Information Sciences (CIS) program.

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Library Instruction

Basic Library Research Handbook

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Note to instructors: The handbook is intended to be an introduction to library research, exposing students to the concepts and skills necessary to find information using the appropriate tools. It is self-paced and intended to be a resource to which a student can turn for library research methods. Instructors may want to assign or recommend this handbook to students in class. Requires about eight hours to read and do the recommended workshop activities.

Online Tutorials

Academic Search Premier
Learn how to access and use a popular scholarly database, Academic Search Premier.

 Database Guides

Getting the Most out of CINAHL by Carolyn Dennison

Getting the Most out of PubMed Medline by Carolyn Dennison

Getting the Most out of Web of Science by Sara Rutter

Guide to OneSearch Manoa beta by Gwen Sinclair


Consulation services are provided to instructional faculty interested in integrating library research methods into their own coursework.
Research assistance/consulation by subject

Accessing Resources Remotely

Guides for Grads