How Do I . . . ?

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The COS Library’s "How Do I…?" page is the home of handouts, tutorials and other information covering topics such as how to search the library catalog and how to use the Library’s many article, ebook and streaming video databases.

How Do I... get started?

...search and use the article databases? (such as EBSCO)
...search and use the ebook collections?
...search and use the streaming video databases?
...search and use the library catalog?
...learn English as a Second Language or a foreign language?
...do research on a certain subject?
Miscellaneous how-to's (tips for evaluating web sites, etc.)

getting started

Library Searching

Article Databases

CINAHL (Nursing Articles)

EBSCO: Academic Search, CINAHL, MasterFILE, and many more

  • Tips for Searching and Using EBSCO Databases (PDF)
    Information about creating an EBSCO account, creating alerts (alerts let you know when a new journal issue is available), ebook note-taking, and searching tips.
  • EBSCO Article Database Basics (video 8:46 min)
    Information about creating an EBSCO account, creating alerts (alerts let you know when a new journal issue is available), ebook note-taking, and searching tips.

Opposing Viewpoints

General Tips for Databases

eBook collections

CREDO

  • Credo Reference (PDF)
    General information about Credo Reference, a collection of reference ebooks such as encyclopedias and dictionaries.

EBSCO

  • The EBSCO eBook Collection (PDF)
    How to seach and use this collection of almost 20,000 ebooks, including note-taking and other special features.

ebrary

  • ebrary (PDF)
    How to search and use this collection of almost 25,000 ebooks, including note-taking and other special features.

OED (Oxford English Dictionary)

streaming video databases

Films on Demand Logo

FILMS ON DEMAND

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library catalog

ACCOUNT

SEARCHING

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English as a Second Language or learn a foreign languge

ESL (English as a Second Language) or a foreign language

research guides - by subject

ASTRONOMY

ESL (English as a Second Language)

NURSING

miscellaneous

GENERAL

ONLINE LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH MANGO LANGUAGES

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If you don’t see the information you need, please contact the Library and we’ll be happy to help you.

Contact the Library

College of the Siskiyous Library
800 College Avenue
Weed, CA 96094
Phone: (530) 938-5331(530) 938-5331
Fax: (530) 938-5226
Email: library@siskiyous.edu
http://www.siskiyous.edu/library

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