Thursday, October 23, 2014

Textbook Reserves

Textbook Reserves! Find your textbook. Bright pink labels with your course number on the labels. Use our copiers to make a few copies of some pages. When you walk into the library, it's the first shelves by the Circulation Desk.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dreamkeepers Grants

The Dreamkeepers grants are made to students who are enrolled in at least six units with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and can demonstrate an “emergency” need. These grants are for unanticipated emergency costs. Go to:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Literati Will Help You Do Faster Research

Have you heard about Literati by Credo? Literati is a discovery tool that combines reliable, citable reference content along with your library's resources and helps you to do faster, more effective research. Check out Literati:

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:

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 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."