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HIST 101 Guide: Home


In the tabs above, you will find a few examples of database guides that the librarians have made for other classes.

Have any questions? Contact Tori Lieggi at!

Tools for Making Database Guides

  • Online guide
  • Printed document/pamphlet
    • Microsoft Word or Publisher
  • Video tutorials
    • Voice: Record and edit with Audacity (free software)
    • Visuals: Add an MP4 file to a PowerPoint presentation.
    • OR use a screen recorder that will record your voice and your desktop as you guide your audience through the database. The librarians use Screencastomatic. I recommend avoidng the free version that puts a watermark over your video, trying the Deluxe Plan for just $1.65 for a whole month, and cancel at the end of the month. See an example here on the video tab.
  • Presentation
    • Record yourself demonstrating the collection in-person in a classroom. You can use Microsoft Teams to record your "class."
    • PowerPoint or Prezi


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Tori Lieggi
Lycoming College
One College Pl
Williamsport, PA