Cowles-Toolbox


A compilation of tools, shortcuts, videos and code snippets that link into Cowles Library resources, suitable for use in a variety of contexts such as
  • Blackboard course pages
  • Syllabi
  • Classroom use
  • Presentations

The tools are organized into "toolkits." Each toolkit corresponds to a particular resource, a set of resources or a library service.

Which Toolkit should I use?

Cowles Library faculty and staff will happily provide assistance to instructors or students needing assistance in choosing and using any of these tools.
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Available Toolkits


Cowles SuperSearch
Use this new, cutting-edge research tool that simultaneously searches multiple databases, the Library catalog and the University's scholarly repository.

Handouts and Tutorials
A wide variety of research aids, guides and instructional modules in easy to use formats including video.

Library Links
Direct links to important Library services including Subject Guides, Virtual Branch Libraries, Interlibrary Loan, Ask a Librarian, faculty liaison, contact information, etc.

Search Multiple Databases
Fast, simultaneous searching of multiple databases, organized at the subject level (e.g. Biology, History, Education, etc.)

Single Database Searching
Direct links to databases not yet included in multiple resource searches such as SuperSearch and Search Multiple Databases. Also appropriate for advanced researchers or assignments involving a single resource.