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Online Tutorial

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The Library offers an online tutorial called LUCI which stands for "Library User Computer Instruction." The tutorial takes approximately 1 hour to complete. If you are taking this as an assignment for a class, you must submit the answers to both the tutorial and the quiz in one sitting in order to get credit.

To complete the online tutorial LUCI, you must have the following on your computer:

  • Broadband connection - Must be high speed, like cable or DSL. A dial-up modem will not work. You can test your bandwidth if you are not sure.
  • Headphones or speakers - Some parts of the tutorial require sound.
  • Adobe Flash Player - You can check if you have Adobe Flash Player installed by clicking here. If you do not, you can download it by clicking this button: Get Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader - You can check if you have Adobe Reader installed by clicking here. If you do not, you can download it by clicking this button: Get Adobe Reader
  • Screen Resolution - LUCI looks best with a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768. However it is viewable at 800 x 600.

If your computer does not meet these requirements, you can come into the Grossmont College Library during these hours to do the tutorial. If you do not own headphones, you can check out a pair from the Circulation Desk on the first floor or the Media Desk on the second floor of the Library.

Start Online Tutorial-- LUCI

TEXT-BASED TUTORIAL: If your instructor has assigned the alternative text-based tutorial instead the LUCI tutorial, it may be completed by clicking here. The text-based tutorial may also be completed instead of the LUCI tutorial if your computer does not meet the requirements for LUCI and you absolutely can not come into the Library to do the assignment.

FOR NURSING STUDENTS: If you are a Nursing student, an in-depth tutorial for the CINAHL Plus database is available for you. Please note that while most of the information in this tutorial is correct, the information on how to access the CINAHL Plus database is outdated. To do this, go to the Library's homepage, hover your mouse over the Databases menu item on the left side, and click on Database List. This will take you to an alphabetical list of all of our databases. Scroll down and find the link that says CINAHL Plus with Full Text.