Library Basic Training

Library Basic Training has changed format. Please read over the instructions below before starting. If you have any questions, please contact the Research Librarians at 

Course Technical Requirements

  • Sound enabled and turned up
  • Logged into ERNIE
  • Firefox, Safari, or Chrome
    • Safari on iPad
      • Open iPad settings and select Safari.
      • In Privacy & Security there are four options: Always Block, Allow from Current Website Only, Allow from Websites I Visit, and Always Allow.
      • Make Sure Block Cookies is set to Always Allow.
    • Safari on iPhone
      • Open iPhone settings and select Safari.
      • In Safari settings under Privacy & Security disable Block All Cookies.
    • Safari on Mac
      • Open Safari in the quiz that is not working. Go to Safari settings and click on Preferences.
      • In Privacy & Security there are four options: Always Block, Allow from Current Website Only, Allow from Websites I Visit, and Always Allow.
      • Make sure Block Cookies is set to Always Allow.
  • Pop-ups enabled (required to view the course completion certificate)

Course Description

The Hunt Library's Library Basic Training is designed to provide students with a library instruction opportunity similar to classroom instruction. The online course introduces students to the services available, teaches them how to use EAGLEsearch, demonstrates how to access our databases, and provides the steps for requesting items from the Hunt Library.

Course Format

The course is divided into three separate sections. You must complete each section in order before you will be allowed to move on to the next section. If you cannot complete all of Library Basic Training at once, when you visit the page again, the course software will remember where you left off. A quiz will appear after all three modules are complete. Completing and passing the quiz is necessary to receive a certificate of completion. Once the quiz is complete, the certificate will appear on the screen, be emailed to you. You may save the certificate for future use.

Looking for the Old Course?

If you need to reprint a certificate or have started Library Basic Training in the old format and wish to finish, you can access it here. The old course will be available until August 16, 2018.

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Instructions for Faculty

The Library Basic Training course was designed to impart the same information as found in face-to-face library instruction. After completing the training, students will be emailed certificates of completion. If you choose to make this required training for your students, students who have completed the course should be able to supply you with an electronic copy of their certificate of completion.

Questions and Comments

Please help us improve Library Basic Training by sending any questions or comments you may have to the Research Librarians at You may also comment at the end of the quiz.