This guide will assist you with using the library and its resources to do research and/or to find books & e-Books, journals & articles, videos & music, and other materials. The library website (http://sanjuancollege.edu/lib) will be your starting point for searching the catalog for materials, accessing databases for research, and also for general information about the library. Take a few moments to explore all the library has to offer. Don't be too shy to ask if you have questions or would like help. Librarians and library staff members will gladly assist you.
Libraries Worldwide is the default search setting. It is not necessary to change this setting. Search results will always display SJC Library holdings first. It is more important to filter/ narrow search results by Format (book, article, video, eBook, etc.).
When filtering search results by Article or Article/Chapter, be sure to always click the Full Text checkbox under the Content filters. This ensures that all articles in the search results contain the full text of the article and not just a preview or summary.
If your assignment requires you to use scholarly/academic or peer-reviewed sources, click the Peer Reviewed checkbox also.
Click the image below to view sample search results. Information concerning the format of the item (whether it is a print book or an e-Book or an article, etc.), whether the item is Held by SJC Library or by an outside library, the availability of the item, which area or collection within the library the item is located, and the call number (where the item is found on the shelves) is displayed for each item.
Items accessible online, such as articles or e-Books or e-Videos, will have a yellow View Full Text/ View eBook/ Access online link displayed. Simply click on the link to be taken to the item in whichever database it is stored.