You have access to over 37,000 printed books and 220,000 electronic books.
These books can give you an in-depth look at many topics on which you may want to write your paper.
To find books in the JSCC Library, use the online catalog.
Why use the JSCC Library resources?
a. The materials found in the library are edited.
b. The materials found in the library are often peer-reviewed. (gone through by a panel of experts before being published)
c. The JSCC Library pays for its resources and therefore these resources are usually not found through an Internet search. Books, journal articles,etc. are protected by copyright and the JSCC Library by paying for these materials provides royalties to the authors. These materials won't be found on the "free Internet".
The magazine and journal articles found through the electronic databases and the books in electronic format are password protected for those who access them from off-campus.
By putting in your Netlogon (the way you access your eLearn course), you will gain access to these materials.
Magazine and Journal articles are excellent sources of information for your paper. Here are several electronic databases in the JSCC Library that can help:
All of the world's information is not available on the Web; some folks think it is. What is available on the Web's over one billion pages can be valuable or absolutely useless in your research. Unlike books, periodicals and newspapers, the Web has no editors or fact-checkers. Anyone can put anything on the Web. It could look impressive yet be wrong, outdated or offensive. It' important to be careful and think about the following as you surf the Web.
Authority and Accuracy
Currency and Coverage
If you have need of assistance in using the JSCC Library resources, please
a. Contact the library through the librarian discussion forum through your online class
b. Call the Library at 1-800-355-5722, ext. 615