(and Renewed) Research Databases
students who learn how to use the Library’s online indexes and databases
can find enough reliable information to hold any course by its tail.
Databases currently include:
Library Credit Classes
Get Oriented to the Online Library
Credit classes include research skills, online searching, and consumer
and medical resources.
(Library Research and Information Literacy) teaches the information
competency skills students need to do research with an emphasis on the
evaluation of those resources. Resources
include print, online databases, and the Internet.
Library 15 is offered both on campus and online.
Library 15 begins Saturday, Sept.7 and continues for nine weeks.
Library & Information Technology 35 (Internet Research Skills) introduces students to the use of the Internet for academic and personal research. Students learn how to use Internet search tools and how to evaluate web sites.
Credit courses also include:
Look up Library and Library Information Technology Classes in the SCC schedule for more information.
how do all those databases work? The
librarians teach ongoing
to help you and your students find your way.
Bring your class to
the library for a customized orientation to the online catalog and
research databases or the Internet.
Book at least one week in advance on
the web or
by calling Stephanie McDonald (2014);
Send your students to the reference desk to sign up for a hands-on,
drop-in orientation on their own time (online
Students learn how to use the online catalog and databases or
the Internet (including critical evaluation).
They also receive a "Proof of Attendance" slip.
you think students should be able to “find, evaluate, use and
communicate information in all its various formats,” the Board of
Governors of the California Community Colleges agrees with you and has
sent forward Information Competency as a graduation requirement for degree
students. It will be on the
Board’s consent calendar for the Sept. 9-10 meeting, and if all proceeds
as expected, will become effective in the fall of 2003.
SCC is forming a task force, reporting to Academic Senate and the
Curriculum Committee, to explore the various issues and options for
implementing Information Competency as a graduation requirement. There are
several different models that are possible, and this task force will
examine the different options and make recommendations to the SCC
The Library has added hundreds
of new books to the collection in 2002.
Library New Materials Lists
for new books and media, or visit the new book display on the second floor
of the Library to find the latest titles, including:
engineered food: changing the nature of nature.
Martin Teitel and Kimberly A. Wilson.
TP248.65.F66 T45 2001
China: a guide to China's economy, history, and political structure.
John Bryan Starr. DS779.26.S737
a suggestion for a new book? The librarians welcome your ideas. Call or email
the librarian for your department, send a list of titles (prioritized,
including as much information as you have), use the online
materials suggestion form, or drop a card in the suggestion boxes on
the first and second floors of the Learning Resource Center.
The librarians also rely on faculty expertise to help weed
outdated books from the collection (for Flex credit all year).
The Library and Instructional Media Center have a new
collection development policy to guide the selection of materials.
Call your librarian with your ideas about the collection – we’ll come to a department meeting or schedule an update in the Library’s classroom.
sleepy? Wake them up with a new video
Instructional Media Center:
Frames a Second: The WTO in Seattle.
Thompson takes his camera into the tear gas at the 1999 WTO Convention.
Up-close footage captures the expression of freedom of speech, assembly,
Church of Scientology: Religion or Cult?
has attracted powerful political friends and celebrities. But is it a
religion or a cult? ABC News delves into the church's history, mission,
Donner Party. This
Ric Burns production tells the story of the ill-fated pioneers and their
attempt to reach California in 1846. This narrative is one of the most
enduring episodes to come out of the West.
Use LOIS, the online
Library catalog, or visit the Library’s
New Materials Lists. You’ll find videos on theater make-up, health care,
business ethics, hate groups, art history, sports nutrition, affluenza,
cane toads, and the IRS.
To recommend videos for purchase, find titles in vendor catalogs or visit We Buy Videos. Send the title and vendor (as much information as you have) to Nicole Woolley. Please prioritize lists. You’ll receive a memo once the title is ready to borrow.
Links and Contacts
Library homepage: http://wserver.scc.losrios.edu/~learnres/library/
Access LOIS (online catalog) and the research databases
Request a customized orientation, view the drop-in and Library credit class schedules
Suggest a book or video and browse the new materials lists for recent acquisitions
March 27, 2008