Library Tutorials

Library Research: How to get Started

How to Get Started Guide

This guide will help you get started with doing research in the library! You will learn how to find and evaluate information sources, both in the library and online.

Finding Online Articles Tutorial

Learn how to use our EBSCO databases to find online articles. This video will teach you advanced searching techniques that will help you find exactly what you're looking for.

Online Resources Tutorials

For tutorials and FAQs for specific databases, check out our Online Resources page. These helpful resources will be under their database headings.

LUNA Digital Image Tutorials

LUNA Tutorials

The LUNA Tutorials page will provide you with links to videos on using the LUNA image database. These tutorials will help you search for images, create media groups, and create presentations.

Finding Digital Images on the AAU Library Website

This video, created specifically for students at AAU, will help you do better visual image research and find the images you need in LUNA and the other resources available on our website.

How to Save Metadata with Images Exported from LUNA (PDF)

At this time, images exported from LUNA do not include the accompanying metadata. Just like a library book catalog record, this metadata provides the information necessary for identification and citation of an image.
This guide outlines recommended methods for local fixes to enable you to save image metadata so you will be able to quickly and easily access this information later for your research and studies.

History of Fashion Search Guide

The LUNA digital image database contains hundreds of examples of historical fashion and costume images by painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, craftspeople, and fashion designers. This page will help you search LUNA for historical fashion images.

Master Drawings Search Guide

Master drawings are drawings that exemplify superb draftsmanship by important artists since the Renaissance. This page will help you search LUNA for master drawings images.

Photography History & Concepts Search Guide

The LUNA digital image database contains hundreds of examples of early photographs by pioneering and innovative photographers. These images directly support the Academy of Art University photography curriculum and specifically the PH 101: Photo History and Concepts core course. This page will help you search LUNA for photographs.

Citation Information

MLA Citation: Tutorial Video & Examples

Students at the Academy of Art University (AAU) follow the Modern Language Association (MLA) format for research papers. This guide will show you how to properly create your Works Cited Page when you are writing a research paper.

How-To Guide: Image Citation (PDF)

This How-To guide provides explanations and examples for image citation based on the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., which is available at the AAU Library under the call number LB2369.G53 2009.

Academy Resource Center Writing Lab MLA In-Text Citation Examples

This page will show you show you example of how to format in-text citations in your research papers.

Fashion Research Tutorials

Introduction to Fashion History Research

This tutorial was created for students in FSH 244: History of Fashion.

Introduction to Fashion Journalism Research

This tutorial was created for Fashion Journalism students.

Information Literacy Tutorials

Academy of Art University Academy Resource Center - Plagiarism

Learn about plagiarism and how you can avoid plagiarizing.

Internet Detective - Wise up to the Web (offsite)

Learn how to discern good websites from bad websites when conducting online research.

Get More Out of Google (offsite)

This infographic, created by Hack College, is a great way to learn how to get more out of your Google searches.

Popular vs. Scholarly Periodicals (offsite)

Learn how to tell if a periodical is a scholarly publication or a popular magazine. (3 min.)

Additional Guides & Tutorials

PowerPoint Guides: Mac and PC (PDF)

These guides will show you how to create simple PowerPoint presentations.

How to disable Your Pop-Up Blocker

Information on turning off pop-up blockers (in your web browser) - this is required to view some of the Digital Image Collections