Popular resources contain articles from magazines and newspapers that can be found at local bookstores, grocery stores or newsstands. These resources have glossy pages with bright colors and images. They feature many advertisers. Trendy issues and opinions, not serious research, tend to make up the bulk of these publications (56).
Upson, Matt, et al. Information Now: A Graphic Guide to Student Research. U of Chicago P, 2015
Use your Hacc username and your password. As HACC students you have access to the library's databases. The databases contain articles useful for research. Each CHS student received an admittance letter containing his/her Hawkmail account access information. Do not dispose of this letter! The letter contains a username and temporary password for accessing the databases off campus. You may have received your username and password in an email. The temporary password needs to be changed.
For information about changing your password or accessing your password:
Keywords are important words/concepts used to find resources (books, articles, pictures of cats, ect.).
Database limiters reduce the number of search results. I have highlighted only a few of the database limiters. Please experiment with the other limiters offered for database searches.
This type of search will locate complete articles, not just abstracts describing the contents of the articles.
Complete articles can be located without limiting to full-text. Click the "Find It" link next to an article in the search results and follow the instructions to request the full article.
Examples of source types include scholarly/peer reviewed articles, magazines, and newspapers. Other source types are also available as limiters
Depending on your topic, you may want to limit the search results date to recent publication years.