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Recorded workshops for the USM community.


The recorded workshops available here are produced by the USM Libraries staff to support the educational process of the USM community. All products and services described are freely available to USM students, staff, and faculty.

Please, watch the tutorials. We cover a wide range of topics.


Feel free to contact us for help with your specific research needs. We will be happy to add workshops or schedule an appointment for in-depth assistance.

Staff Librarians:

Practice Tests Online

LearningExpress Library is a collection of online practice tests, software tutorials and skill-building e-books that are freely available to every Maine resident. Watch this workshop to learn how to access and use this great resource.


A new version of LearningExpress Library is now available under Databases on the library homepage. The video below is based on the older version, but may still prove useful. A new video will be coming soon!

Business Resources

Zip Kellogg briefly demonstrates to beginners how to find articles and more in the field of Business.

A Four-Step Intro to RefWorks

Maureen Perry introduces RefWorks for use in creating, saving and managing citations.

Finding Ebooks From the Library Homepage

Alida Snow explains how to start finding ebooks.

Finding Ebooks in URSUS

Use URSUS to find and access ebooks. Alida Snow explains how.

Mobile Devices

Do you have a mobile device? Zip Kellogg describes how to use it for a number of library-related functions.

Finding Images in Academic Search Complete

Do you need a quality image? Alida Snow explains how to find them using Academic Search Complete.