Library Tutorials

South Texas College Library

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About The Library

Welcome To The Library

- Learn about the resources and services offered at South Texas College Libraries.

 

Requesting Additional JagPrint Credits

- Learn how to request additional JagPrint printing credits.

 

Using JagPrint: Mobile Print

- Learn how to use JagPrint: Mobile Print by watching this interactive tutorial.

 

Using the Library Website

College Success Library Orientation

- Learn about the library and how to answer the questions on the College Success Library Orientation Worksheet.

 

Downloading & Viewing eBooks

- Learn how to download and view ebooks on to your computer, tablet, or phone.

 

Searching for Books

- Learn how to search for books in the library.

 

Searching Library Databases

- Learn how to search the online databases.

 

Research

Choosing a Research Topic

- Learn the steps to choosing a good research topic.

 

Evaluating Sources

- Develop skills to evaluate sources and determine which sources contain the most reliable information.

 

Primary & Secondary Sources

- Learn how to identify primary and secondary sources.

 

Research Skills Crash Course

- This lesson will help you develop the ability to find, evaluate and use information-an important set of skills to have.

 

Types of Articles

- Understand the differences between articles from scholarly journals and articles from popular magazines.

 

Writing & Citing

APA Citation Style

- See general guidelines for the APA citation style. This tutorial is currently not able to be viewed on mobile platforms.

 

APA Style PowerPoint Presentations

- How to cite your sources in a PowerPoint presentation.

 

Citing Sources

- Learn basic information on citing sources that are used for your projects.

 

MLA Citation Style

- We are currently working on updating this tutorial to reflect the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook. In the meantime, please refer to the print guide located at one of our campus libraries or the OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab MLA Formatting and Style Guide.

 
 

For Faculty

Library Discovery List

- Learn how to create Library Discovery Lists in Blackboard. For Apple iOS devices view the tutorial here.