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For the month of April you can feast upon news content from NewsBank: thousands of news sources from the US and abroad via Access World News.

NewsBank is also showing us the Sacramento Bee Collection, which brings us our local paper all the way back to 1857.

We’re also taking a look at AM Explorer, which provides primary source collections: letters, diaries, photos, audio recordings, newspaper clippings, and all sorts of incredible whiffs of the past. Try a search from the landing page or, better yet, click the Collections link and explore titles such as African American Communities, American Indian Histories and Cultures, and Gender: Identity and Social Change.

Find these and, of course, many others, at the Research Databases page.

And let us know your thoughts! We might be able to subscribe to one or more of them in the future.

The Library is currently providing trial access to the US Major Dailies database, which carries full-text articles from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. If you are working on a project involving social issues, politics, current events, communication or any number of other issues, you may find this useful! It will be available until March 13.

Find this and many others at the Research Databases page.

Guess the winners and you could win a Black Panther DVD!

All ties will be broken by a random drawing. Winners will be contacted by email.

Pick up a ballot at the DVD display near the top of the stairs on the 2nd floor of the LRC, fill it out, and drop it off at the Research Help Desk. One entry per person.
Display of DVDs on the 2nd floor of the LRC

Flyer explains how to find DVDs from the SCC Library home page

The Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast on February 24, 2019.

Spring Library courses (LIBR) will help you master the skills and concepts you need to succeed in a wide range of courses at SCC and beyond, and also give you a perspective on information; when people speak of “fake news” and “credible sources,” you’ll be the expert in the room.

  • LIBR 325, Internet Research Skills, is a wide-ranging 3-unit course where you will master search strategies and grapple with the complexities of online communication.
  • LIBR 318, Library Research and Information Literacy, is a 1-unit, second-8-week course, great for getting started on how to approach research projects.
  • LIBR 307, Medical Information Resources, is a 1-unit, second-8-week course perfect for students planning a career in medical or Allied Health fields.

All three courses are taught online; neither requires a textbook purchase.

Note: if you register and then receive word that the course is ineligible for financial aid, please consult the Make Your Courses Count page and contact a counselor. The course may be eligible for financial aid even if you initially receive notice that it is not.

Interested in a career in libraries? Check out our Library and Information Technology Program.

Black Panther crouching
Imagine that the Black Panther is in Sacramento. What do you think he would be doing?

Submit a one-page story or one-page illustrated comic page to the LRC Research Help Desk (2nd floor) on the main campus, the Front Desk at the West Sac Center, or Room 215 at the Davis Center by Wednesday, November 21 and you might be the winner of a fabulous prize!

Here are the rules:

  • Contest is open to all currently enrolled students of Sacramento City College.
  • Students must enter either a one-page story or a one-page illustrated comic book page imagining what Black Panther would do if he were in Sacramento. Entries longer than one page or larger than 8½” x 11” will be disqualified.
  • Students must include their name, W# and an email address, neatly written on the back of the entry. Any entry showing the author’s information on the front of the entry will be disqualified.
  • All entries must be turned in to the SCC Research Help Desk (LRC, 2nd floor) by closing on Wednesday, November 21. Entries can also be turned in to the Front Desk at the West Sac Center and Room 215 at the Davis Center.

All entries will be on display on the 2nd floor of the LRC from November 27 to December 19. Voting will begin on November 28 and will end on December 7. Winning entries will be posted on the 2nd floor of the LRC on December 10.

Questions? Contact Librarian Judy Howe at howej@scc.losrios.edu

Black Panther crouching
Come hear Professors Gioia Fonda and Hayley Laird discuss the history of Marvel’s Black Panther and his connections to Northern California.

The Library is sponsoring this event on Thursday, October 18, from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Student Center.

This will also be the kickoff of a special Black Panther-focused contest. Come learn all about it! Fabulous prizes!

Through October, the second floor of the LRC has election-themed materials on display. Learn about California’s propositions, the voting process and how to spot and overcome fake news.

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The last day to register to vote is October 22, 2018. Don’t be left out!

Looking to get more information about the election? Try these resources:

Poster titled "Be a Smart Voter", with infographics on fake newsDisplay showing each California proposition

In the display:
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