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Library Tutorial Videos


Discover your University of Idaho Library

Do you know all the UI Library has to offer?  See the facilities and services that can help you succeed at the UI!

Joe Vandal Finds a Book in the UI Library

Do you need to find a book on the shelves in the UI Library?  Do you have a few questions about how to do that?  Joe Vandal heads to the stacks and shows you how.

Joe Vandal learns to find historical articles using microfilm in the UI Library

Do you have an assignment that requires you to use old newspapers – on “microfilm?”  Follow Joe Vandal as he makes this task easy as a Humanitarian Bowl win!

Here are some other handy videos that give basic intruction on library use. They are geared toward off campus use.


Learn about getting a library card, who to contact for more help, setting up an Interlibrary Loan Account.

Off-Campus Access to Library resources

How to access the University of Idaho Library's electronic resources from off-campus.

WorldCat Local Catalog

Finding and ordering library resources from off-campus.

Accessing Electronic Articles

Provides a brief overview of how to find magazine, journal, and newspaper articles from off-campus.

MJTL (Magazine and Journal Title List) Video

Already have a citation and want to gain access to the article? Watch this video to find out how to get full-text access.


Conducting research on a topic but don't know where to start? Learn about library databases and searching for articles.

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