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Welcome to Fall Semester 2014! 

Our Library's mission is to support learning through providing services and resources that help users find, evaluate and use information accurately and ethically.

As you begin the semester remember the Library has some textbooks available on Reserve. Most can be used in the library for 2 hours at a time, but a few may be checked out overnight or longer. Search our library's catalog to discover if a textbook is on Reserve. View this short video for help with searching Reserve items in WorldCat, our new catalog.

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Need credible video sources? Search our new streaming media titles from the Ambrose Digital Collection!

 You can search streaming media editions of videos about California Geography, Chinese American Accomplishments, the Human Body and many other topics using the Ambrose Digital Collection. Our subscription to Ambrose videos is available from the Media  section of our Databases page.

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 Ambrose Videos!
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Dashboard - Lessons on Avoiding Plagiarism, Citing Sources and More! !


Dashboard consists of interactive, online lessons designed to help students develop their information literacy skills. The lessons address plagiarism, incorporating outside sources into one’s own work, and the concepts and mechanics of citing sources using MLA and APA documentation styles.

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 Some instructors will be using the tool within their classes but students are free to independently work with the 3 modules currnetly available to enhance their skills

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Not your old encyclopedia! Try our new database World Book Academic!


We now subscribe to the database World Book Academic. This tool is more than a traditional encyclopedia digitized for online use. World Book Academic is a comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases.

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You can search alphabetically by keywords, select from subject lists or use their collections (biographies, primary source documents, etc.). For ideas on researching you can access their Research 101 tool for help structuring how you'll find the evidence your instructors request to support your academic work.

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New Library Catalog -- WorldCat Local

The library introduced a new public catalog, WorldCat Local (WCL), in January 2014.

The most exciting thing about the catalog is that it allows you to search our physical and virtual collections at the same time. From the Everything tab on the searchbox at the top of the page type keywords, click Go and your list of results will include everything from books or DVDs we own to articles from library subscribed databases. Stop by the Reference Desk if you need help or want to learn more about using WCL.

Some catalog options especially helpful  for researchers are: the ability to link to the catalog record for a resource (Permalink), a save search button and export of bibliographic information to EasyBib for citation use. You can even use the My library account tool to view a list of library items you've checked out, titles you've requested and any payments made/owed. Click here to learn how to sign in to My library account.

WorldCat Library Catalog
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