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ENGL 2A Library Orientation (Lasley)


Grab Some Post-Its!

Answer the following question on a Post-It and slap it on the whiteboard.

What's your hidden identity?

Workshop Goals Today

Welcome! In the workshop today, you will have the opportunity to:

  1. Explore library databases that provide you with peer-reviewed (academic/scholarly) articles and other credible sources
  2. Practice answering a research question using library databases, and gauging the encountered sources for relevancy and credibility

It's Critical: Access Peer Reviewed Information Through the Library

Library-provided databases are part of that 90% of information found only in the deep web.

The SCU Library subscribes to hundreds of these databases that are hidden in the deep web.

You have three options to access these databases:

  1. Use the library's website to access the list of databases and select one to enter and search within (see image below indicating where to navigate)
  2. Click the direct link to the databases page to access the list and pick one
  3. Use the curated list of databases on this research guide's articles tab to pick a database, enter it, and search

On the library's website, select the 4th tab titled, databases

The Internet's Own Boy

Clips from The Internet's Own Boy: 

The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Search Strategies in Action


How could you search this database?

Example 1:



Example 2:


Example 3:

...and many more