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Using the Tech Library

This guide will help you get started using the AFRL Munitions Directorate Technical Library. It consists of several quick instructional videos and tips to help you make the most of your research experience using the technical library.

Looking for a Book Using the Library Catalog

1. From the tech library home page, click on the “Library Catalog” button. It is in the top right part of the screen.

2. You can search using a title, author or keyword using Simple Search, or you can use all 3 of those using the Advanced Search – the options to use these searches are just below the search bar.

Databases

1. From the tech library home page, click on the “Databases” button. It is in the top right part of the screen.

2. You can search or scroll through to find your desired database and click on it.

                                                     OR

1. Click on “Collections” just under the search bar on the tech library home page.

2. Select the type of databases you would like to use: Conference Proceedings, Databases, eBooks, or Standards – this will narrow down the available databases to what you are looking for.

Publication Finder

1. From the tech library home page, click on the “Publication Finder” button. It is in the top right part of the screen.

2. Log in with your EZ-Proxy account.

3. Search for the journal you are looking for by typing it into the search bar or browsing by discipline or alphabetically.

Knovel Tools

1. From the tech library home page, click on the “eBooks” button. It is in the top right part of the screen.

2. Scroll down to the Knovel links, there are 2 of them, either one will work.

3. On the left side of the screen, use the menu to access Knovel’s resources like Unit Converter, Equations, and Property Search.