Tuesday, September 16, 2014

March and Rally for Climate Change This Sunday

This Sunday, September 21, the Peoples Climate March here in San Diego will join others across the globe to send a message to world leaders that now is the time to seriously address climate change. Here is the link to the event: http://www.peoplesclimatesd.org/

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Choosing Keywords When You Are Doing Research

Once you've decided on a topic for your research paper, next you'll need to choose keywords. Library databases search differently than Google. In Google, you can put in questions and long phrases, but in library databases you'll need to choose keywords. Here's a short video from another library that explains choosing keywords:

Need to Pick a Topic for Your Research Paper?

Studies say these are the top 2 most difficult things in doing research: 1) Picking a Topic; 2) Choosing Keywords. If you're having trouble picking a topic, go to the library's Database List http://libguides.grossmont.edu/databases and click on "Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center." Once you're in that database, from the black menu bar, find "Browse Issues." Look at the issues and find a topic that excites you. Click on the topic link and you'll find lots of resources all in one place: Featured Viewpoints, Academic Journals, Statistics and Images. For the next post, we'll deal with "Choosing Keywords."

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Group Study Rooms

Need a group study room? The Library has them! There are group study rooms on the 1st floor of the library--those are first-come-first-served. Check those out at the Circulation Desk. For group study rooms located on the 2nd floor, you can reserve for a particular day and time. Contact the Media Desk to reserve those study rooms. Some study rooms have PCs and TVs in them. You can also check out a laptop or a voice recorder from the Media Desk. There's even a single-person study room, for distraction-free studying.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

You Can Learn Anything

Khan Academy is on a mission to unlock the world's potential. Most people think their intelligence is fixed. The science says it’s not. It starts with knowing you can learn anything.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Request a Textbook for our Textbook Reserves

Hey, do you know about Textbook Reserves in the Library? Current textbooks are available for 3hr. checkouts (that's so that a lot of students can use the textbook in a single day.) If you don't find your textbook on the shelves, you can REQUEST that the Library buy a copy and put it on the Reserve shelves. Stop by the Reference Desk and pick up a request form. Deadline for submission is Wed., August 27.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Research Help for a Summer Course

Have a research paper to write for a summer course? A librarian can help! There's a librarian sitting at the Library's Reference Desk every hour that the library is open, just waiting to help you out. Stop on by.