Library Workshop Schedule

Get your intro to library resources and research skills in these brief face-to-face sessions. Our 50-minute workshops are held throughout the semester on the second floor of the LRC.

The Fall 2016 Workshop Schedule will be posted by August 19, 2016.

Reservations are not required (but always appreciated). Sign up at the Research Help Desk (LRC second floor), or call us to reserve your spot: 916-558-2461

We offer two different sessions, I and II. You can take one or both:

Workshop I:  Intro to Library Resources

  • locate and understand SCC Library services
  • learn how to generate effective search terms
  • understand how a research database differs from a Web search engine
  • use OneSearch to locate books, ebooks, and articles in research databases

Workshop II:  Intro to Research

  • locate articles from scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines using OneSearch and the Library’s research databases
  • construct and refine searches using database features
  • predict the ways in which different search tools will serve a given research need
  • understand the structure and function of a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article

Getting Credit

Some instructors offer extra credit for attending one or both of the sessions. Here is how you get proof of attendance:

  1. At the end of the session, you will be given a worksheet.
  2. You will complete the worksheet. You can do this immediately after the session or you can do it later; you will need to be online to do the worksheet, but you do not have to do it inside the library.
  3. When you are done, bring the worksheet to the Research Help desk on the 2nd floor of the LRC.
  4. A librarian will check your work. If you complete the worksheet satisfactorily, you will receive a paper proof of completion that you can give to your instructor.

We recommend that you keep a copy of this paper slip, in case a second professor also requires proof of completion. The Library does not retain records of attendance at these sessions.

Fall 2016 Schedule will be posted by 8/19/2016

To reserve your spot, sign up at the Research Help Desk (LRC Building, 2nd Floor), or call us at 916-558-2461. We look forward to seeing you!