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Library Instruction - ITE-115 - Angela Mattia

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Instructor: Angela Mattia

Finding Books  ll  Finding Articles  ll Topic Ideas  ll  Research Databases  ll  Online Search Techniques

Types of Resources ll Journals vs. Magazines  ll  Internet vs. Library Databases

Evaluating Resources  ll Citing Sources ll Plagiarism  ll  Off-campus Access  ll Need More Help? 

Topic Ideas - Web Sites:



Finding Print Books:

To look for books available at JSRCC Libraries, you can search the VCCSLinc Library catalog   

Finding Online Books: 


Safari Books Online

A collection of over 5500 electronic books covering a wide variety of technology and business topics including: certification practice exams, databases, desktop applications, e-business, graphics, hardware, Internet, IT management, markup languages, multimedia, networking, operating systems, programming, security, software engineering, web development, Windows, and much more. (ProQuest)

EBSCOhost database search tips:

  • Try an Advanced Search.
  • Use the asterisk (*) as the truncation symbol to pick up all forms of a root word (e.g., comput* will find computer, computers, computing).

  • Search for keywords in the SU Subject Terms field.

  • Checkmark the Full Text box under the Limit your results section to limit your results to full text articles.
  • Specify a date range.
  • You can also sort your results by Relevance.


Finding Online Articles: 


Computer and Applied Sciences Complete

Covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,800 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection. Full text is also available for more than 730 periodicals.  


MasterFILE Premier

Multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.   


Business Source Complete

Scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals.  


Academic Search Complete

Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 journals.  


Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for 149 national & international newspapers and selective full text for 410 U.S newspapers. The database also contains full-text television & radio news transcripts.   

 Citing Sources:

To learn how to compile your Works Cited list in MLA, please check:



Citing Your Sources Tutorial  Eastern Washington University 


You Quote It!  You Note It!   Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University Library

Need more help? 

Visit the reference desks at JSRCC Libraries or Ask a librarian@JSRCC


Created on 2/10/09.

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