Thursday, October 18, 2012

View Library Resources from the Comfort of Your Own Mobile Device

A student recently asked us, "Can I use my smartphone or tablet to search library stuff?" Absolutely! The "Grossmont Gateway to Research" will auto detect mobile devices when it displays search results. That means you can search for articles and ebooks for that research paper you're working on and read them on your mobile device. You can also view our Research Guides and our videos on demand from the comfort of your own mobile device.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Need Help Choosing a Topic for Your Research Paper?

Do you need some help picking a topic for your research paper? How about affirmative action--that topic is on the Supreme Court docket currently. Or what about a paper about the death penalty? California voters will be voting next month on Prop. 34, the End of Death Penalty Initiative. Need more ideas? Watch this video about using library databases "Opposing Viewpoints" or "CQ Researcher" to help you select a topic.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Invisible Web

Most people think they can find everything through Google. But did you know that Google only indexes 8% of all available webpages? There are 300 billion database-driven pages that are completely invisible to Google. These pages can contain full-text journal articles and eBooks--perfect resources for your research papers. If Google can't get you to these pages, how can you find them? By logging into Grossmont Library databases, of course!