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Each of the tabs below is a separate workshop. Review the material in the boxes, and then complete the quiz. Print out the quiz results and turn them in to your instructor, who may give you extra credit for taking the workshop.
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How to Complete The Getting Started Workshop

The Getting Started Workshop consists of several online tutorials and documents you should review.  In order to successfully complete the workshops you need to view the tutorials indicated as REQUIRED !!! in:

  • Step One
  • Step Two
  • Step Three

Some HACC professors give extra credit to students who complete workshop quizzes.  After reviewing these tutorials, click on the link at the bottom of this page to complete a quiz about what you have learned.  The quiz will be graded automatically.  Print out the results of the quiz and turn them into your professor.

      

    Step One - Select a Topic

    REQUIRED!!!

    Choose ONE of the tutorials below to complete Step One of the workshop.

    Step Two - Research Overview

    REQUIRED !!!

    Review BOTH of the videos shown below to complete Step Two of the workshop.

    • Brandeis University "Know Your Library" Video
      This video provides an overview of the research process and it's role in the college experience. Please ignore the links to Brandeis resources at the end of the video. For information about HACC Libraries, see the Hours, Get Help and Library Links boxes on this page.
    • Search Engines vs. Research Databases Video
      Modesto Community College Library educator, Kathleen Ennis, explains why using library databases is a superior research method.

    Step Three - Combining Terms

    REQUIRED !!! Review AT LEAST ONE of these tutorials to complete Step Three of the workshop.

    These tutorials explain how to combine terms to get just the right results in your database searches.

    Getting Started Workshop Quiz

    Some HACC professors give extra credit to students who complete workshop quizzes. 

    After reviewing these tutorials, click on the link below to complete a quiz about what you have learned. 

    The quiz will be graded automatically. 

    Print out the results of the quiz and turn them in to your professor.

     

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    HACC Library Background Databases

    Use these databases to find background material on a topic:

    • CQ Researcher Plus Archive
      Analytical reports on controversial issues from 1923 to the present. Includes background, chronology, tables and maps, and pro/con statements.
    • Issues & Controversies @ Facts.com
      Analytical reports on current issues. Includes encyclopedia and almanac articles, images, statistical tables, and pro/con statements for each issue.
    • Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)
      Topic overviews, contrasting viewpoints, articles, primary source documents, statistics, videos, and recommended websites.
    • Credo Reference
      Articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources from all subject areas. Includes images, audio pronunciation files, maps, and data tables.
     

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