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All of these flyers and handouts are available electronically as pdf documents so that you may print your own copies

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Flyers/Handouts

APA Style Citation ExamplesNew
Shows the format for example sources and gives helpful notes on using the American Psychological Association method to compile a Reference List. Revised 3/2010.

eBooks
Provides details on how to access, search, and view our collection of Ebsco's electronic versions of books.

Evaluating Internet Sources
Gives four criteria for determining the value of Internet sources.

How do I know where to look?
Shows types of resources to use to find certain types of information and where they're found (physically or electronically) in the Grossmont Library.

How to Set up a Search to get the Information You Need
Explains Boolean operators, phrase searching, and other search syntax.

How to Write a Research Paper 
Lists the steps needed to write a research paper.  Includes how to write a bibliography.        

Library Jargon
Lists different vocabulary words used in the library and their definitions.

Library of Congress Classification
Lists Call Numbers with the Subject related to them. The LC schedule is used in most academic libraries.

Library Research - a Flow Chart
Shows steps to follow when doing research for a paper or a speech.

MLA 7th edition - Formats, Selected Sources
Sample Works Cited page and examples of new styles of formatting using the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

MLA 7th edition - condensed to 2 pages           
Citation formats as they've changed with the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.

Our Library Catalog 
Provides information to help in using our online catalog successfully.

Plagiarism
Gives definitions of terms and examples as well as Grossmont College's penalties.

Primary vs. Secondary Sources
Tells the difference between primary and secondary sources.

Research Shortcuts
Gives helpful advice students can follow when gathering information for a speech or short paper.

Research Steps
Lists the steps needed to do research.  Could be used as a checklist.

Researching Controversial Topics
Describes two online databases (to which Grossmont College subscribes) that can help to find pro and con information on topics.

San Diego Area Libraries
Lists libraries near Grossmont College.  Includes phone numbers, addresses, and a locator map.

Search Tool Choices
Tells which search tools are better to use for certain information needs.

Searching For Reserves 
Gives details on how to find text books, pamphlets, or media items placed on "Reserves" by instructors.

Selecting Scholarly Sources
Compares scholarly journals to magazines and tells you how to determine  which kind you have.  

Using Psychological Abstracts
Tells about the purpose and organization of--as well as the procedure for finding citations for articles in--Psychological Abstracts.

Using Sociological Abstracts
Tells about the purpose and organization of--as well as the procedure for finding citations for  articles in--Sociological Abstracts.