Welcome to the LSU Libraries Tutorials guide. This guide is designed to provide a library use reference for researchers, from faculty wishing to incorporate library research instruction into their courses to student researchers at all levels.
Tiger TAIL is a comprehensive set of tutorials designed to introduce students to the four major concepts related to research in the library literature:
Students can complete parts of the tutorial and submit their PDF record of responses to their instructors.
Using Citation Management Software
This page introduces users to three citation management software packages: EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero. Links to software downloads and vendor guidance videos are included.
Using the LSU Libraries Catalog
Use this page to learn how to search the LSU Libraries catalog for books, eBooks, music scores, government documents, etc.
Using the LSU Libraries Databases
Use this page to learn how to use a number of frequently used databases, including the libraries' Discovery search tool, which searches across databases and the catalog. Databases covered by this tutorial are:
Understanding Call Numbers
LSU Libraries organizes its print materials using 3 different organization schemes:
Use this page to decipher the call number schemes and find the information you need on the shelf.