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Library Workshops: Modalities

Self-paced Workshops in Canvas
​​Available topics: Finding Articles; Creating Citations Using MLA Formatting; Creating Citations Using APA Formatting
​Any enrolled student may choose this option for self-paced, 24/7 access. Students generally enroll in this option for either their own benefit; to receive extra credit from an instructor in one of their classes; or when their instructor assigns a workshop but is not able to schedule it to be held in their synchronous class session. There is an assessment component to these workshops, and students who complete the workshop and assessment will receive a certificate of completion approximately one week later. Students may enroll via Canvas here. For more information, contact E-Resources Librarian Seth Daugherty at daughtery_seth@sccollege.edu​
Live ​Library-Scheduled Workshops
​​Available topics: Finding Articles; Creating Citations Using MLA Formatting; Creating Citations Using APA Formatting
Any enrolled student may choose this option for live, interactive instruction. Students preregister for scheduled sessions using the SCC Library's LibCal system. Before the session start, students receive a confirmation email which includes a Zoom link and password and expectations for participation. At the scheduled time, students join the workshop session and participate accordingly. Students who successfully complete this option will have an attendance and participation verification sent to the instructor(s) they specified at preregistration, by the teaching librarian.
​Live Workshops On Demand
​​Available topics:​ Finding Articles; Creating Citations Using MLA Formatting; Creating Citations Using APA FormattingCreating Citations using Chicago/Turabian Formatting; Credible Internet Sources; Primary & Secondary Sources; Literary Criticism Sources
Any instructor may request a live, interactive workshop to be held during a class session, by contacting Instruction Librarian Linda Martin (martin_linda@sccollege.edu) at least one week in advance with workshop topic and preferred dates and times. These are subject to librarian availability. After scheduling, the instructor will receive a confirmation email with detailed information regarding the logistics of preregistration and connecting to the Zoom session.  


Library Workshops: Topics

Finding Articles
​Following this workshop, students will be able to find articles and other content on a topic by using the SmartSearch Discovery tool or by searching a selected periodicals database. They will be able to differentiate between scholarly and popular periodical articles. Students will also be able to develop search terms that yield relevant search results; limit/filter search results; and evaluate the relevancy of their search results. 
Creating Citations Using MLA Formatting; Creating Citations Using APA Formatting; Creating Citations using Chicago/Turabian Formatting
​Following these workshops, students will be able to identify the elements required to create a citation, and they will use the online citation builder NoodleTools to create citations in MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian citation style. 
​Credible Internet Sources
Following this workshop, students will be able to apply advanced Internet search techniques, and will be able to evaluate Internet sources based o n their currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, and purpose.
​Primary & Secondary Sources
​Following this workshop, students will be able to differentiate between primary and secondary sources, and identify examples of each. Students will also be able to find primary sources by using library search tools, as well as the Internet.
​Literary Criticism Sources
​Following this workshop, students will be able to find articles and other content for a literary criticism assignment by using the SmartSearch Discovery tool or by searching a selected database​. Students will also be able to develop search terms that yield relevant search results; limit/filter search results; and evaluate the relevancy of their search results. ​


One-on-One Instruction by Appointment

In-depth assistance related to research assignments and projects is offered to current SCC students, faculty, and staff by appointment. Please schedule an appointment by using the Library’s online “Ask a Librarian” service; or by visiting or calling the Library Information Desk, 714-628-5005.


Library Courses

Library & Information Studies 100: Library Research Fundamentals
This one-unit course is transferable to CSU/UC. The course is designed to  teach students basic college-level research skills. Instruction includes print and non-print information sources such as reference books, scholarly material, online subscription databases and the Internet. Students will visit a library to complete hands-on exercises. ​ 
Library & Information Studies 103: Advanced Internet Research
This one-unit course is transferable to CSU/UC​. This course focuses on library research strategies for effectively locating and evaluating information on the Internet. Core topics are designing and performing successful search strategies, evaluating online information using critical thinking skills, identifying the ethical and legal aspects of using online sources, and citing sources using a standard documentation style.​



Last updated 1/21/21, E.F.