Library Tutorials

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Library Tutorials



Library Tutorials

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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.

Filtering Search Results

– Learn how to filter results on Discovery Search.

Searching for Books

– Learn how to search for books in the library.

Searching Library Databases

– Learn how to search the online databases.


Avoiding Plagiarism

– Tips on how to identify types of plagiarism and how to avoid it.

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.

Types of Articles

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

Writing & Citing

APA Citation Style

– Learn how to cite sources using the APA citation style.

APA Style PowerPoint Presentations

– Learn how to cite your sources in a PowerPoint presentation.

Chicago Citation Style

– Learn how to cite sources using the Chicago citation style.

Citing Sources

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

MLA Citation Style

– Learn how to cite sources using the MLA citation style

For Faculty

Library Discovery List

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