To find books in the JSCC Library, use the Online Catalog.
You can search by:
keyword- searches for every instance of the word in the record for the book
Subject- searches for a specific subject
Author- searches for who wrote the book
Title searches for exact title of the book
You will find both print and electronic books. You can limit the search to print books by going to advanced search and choosing "Material Type" and choose either "Book/Print" or "E-book"
It is important to develop a list of keywords dealing with your topic before searching for information.
There are several ways to do this:
1. Brainstorm. Think of all the words associated with your topic.
2. Look up the topic in Credo Reference https://login.ezproxy.jscc.edu/login?url=http://www.credoreference.com
3. Use one of the Library electronic journal databases and look for a Thesaurus of terms or a Topic Finder.
Here are some electronic databases in the JSCC Library that allow you to find credible and authoritative sources in journals and magazines.
You can get the full article as well as a citation in APA style using these sources.
All Search allows you to search the all the Library's holdings at once. You can limit your search by date, type of resource, etc.