East Los Angeles College Library Online Tutorial

Table of Contents

* Module 1: Starting Smart * Module 5: Using the Web
* Module 2: Choosing a Topic * Module 6: Citing Sources
* Module 3: Finding Books Appendices & Documentation
* Module 4: Finding Articles

* Module 1: Starting Smart

Introduction - skills to be learned
Information Overload
Types of Sources

Selecting Sources
Starting with the Library
The Library: Quality over Quantity
Starting with the Web
The Web
Think Fast Game
End of "Starting Smart"
The Quiz

* Module 2: Choosing a Topic

Introduction - skills to be learned
Now, Get Curious! / Brainstorming
Narrowing Your Topic
Online Indexes & Databases
The Magic of Indexing
Keyword Searching

Subject Searching: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Types of Databases
End of "Choosing a Topic"
The Quiz

* Module 3: Finding Books

Introduction - skills to be learned
Where's the ELAC library catalog?
About the ELAC library catalog
ELAC Book Record
Ways to Search in the ELAC library catalog
"Words or Phrase" Search
Practice Searching - finding a book
Subject Searching in the ELAC library catalog
Where to Find a Book
Checking Out a Book
Your Library Account
End of "Finding Books"

* Module 4: Finding Articles

Introduction - skills to be learned
Popular Magazines or Scholarly Journals

Periodicals at the ELAC Library
Why Use an Article Database?
What Will an Article Database Do?
Two Types of Databases - General Databases
Two Types of Databases - Subject Databases
Where do I Find Databases?
When You Get an Assignment

Practice Searching in ProQuest
Keyword Search in ProQuest
ProQuest Search Results Page
ProQuest Article Display
Have Skills That Travel
End of "Finding Articles"

*Module 5: Using the Web

Introduction - Skills to be learned
About the Web

To Use or Not to Use?
Locate It on the Web
Subject Directories: Library
Subject Directories: Commercial
About Search Engines
Search Engines - Google
Metasearch Engines
Tips for Better Search Results
Refining Web Results
Judging What You Find
You Be the Judge!
End of "Using the Web"
The Quiz

*Module 6: Citing Sources

Introduction - skills to be learned
Transmitting Ideas
Parts of a Citation

Citing Your Sources (style guides)
Plagiarism? It's Your Call (examples of plagiarism)
Five Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
And Then There's Copyright
End of "Citing Sources"
The Quiz

Appendices & Documentation

Terms (glossary)
Tutorial Help Topics
Resources for Librarians and Educators
Use of the Tutorial
Objectives for all Modules
Project Development and Credits
yourELACtutorial (Open Publication license download of tutorial)
Directory Description

Module choiceInput Help Exit