Finding a book
Accessing the JSCC Library from Home
When you access the JSCC Library electronic databases or electronic books, you will be prompted for a username and password. This is your Netlogon that you received when you registered.
If you haven't created your Netlogon, go to: jweb.jscc.edu
Scroll down the page until you see "Netlogon Tools" on the right hand side.
Fill out the form (your campus ID is your J number). You will be given a username by the system and you will be asked to create yourpassword.
Be sure to write your username and password down somewhere. If you have difficulties, call Scott Cohen at 1-800-355-5722, ext 615 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference works in the JSCC Library
Finding Magazines and Journals
Literature Resources in the JSCC Library
Searching Google Effectively
To narrow down a Google search, try this approach:
Put your topic in the search box (for example immigration reform) then put site:gov or site:edu, etc. to narrow to a specific domain
immigration site:gov (this gives you only government sites)
Using the JSCC Library
As a dual enrollment student, you can use the online resources of the JSCC Library, but you can also check out up to 8 books since you are a student at Jackson State.
If you come to the campus library, a librarian will be on duty to assist you find information.
Please call Scott Cohen at 425-2615 or email him at email@example.com if you are having difficulty in locating information for you paper.
Search Everything in the JSCC Library at once
Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals
Scholarly Journals vs. Non-Scholarly magazines
Scholarly Periodicals publish articles that are useful for serious scholastic research; often, instructors will insist that students use only scholastic periodicals for their research work.
Scholarly periodicals are also referred to as Academic Journals or Academic Newspapers, Journals, or Refereed Journals. "Refereed" means that not only is the journal edited, but that every article included in the journal is reviewed by authorities in the subject field of the journal, to decide whether or not the article should be published.
Criteria of a scholarly journal or other scholarly periodical:
The journal is mostly read by people involved in or interested in the field of study covered by the journal
Articles are often lengthy, and include footnotes or endnotes and works cited information
Graphs, charts, statistical information, and tables are often used to support the text or research
The vocabulary is geared to the field of study covered by the journal
The articles are very often peer reviewed (refereed)
Non-Scholarly Periodicals publish articles that are not considered or meant to be of a highly serious, scholastic nature.
This is not to say that the articles in any given non-scholastic magazine or newspaper are false or badly written. It only means that, for scholarly research purposes, non-scholarly periodicals do not have the recognized level of authority that a scholastic journal usually has.
Some criteria of a magazine or other non-scholarly periodical:
The periodical appeals to a general audience; the vocabulary is geared to all readers
Graphs, tables, and research studies are seldom included
The articles usually do not have footnotes, endnotes, or bibliographies (works cited)
The articles tend to be short in length, usually under 10 pages