Library Loft

Research Help

The COS Library's "Research Help" page is the home of handouts, tutorials and other information covering topics such as how to search the library catalog and how to use the Library's many article, ebook and streaming video databases.


How do I get started?

Library Searching


How do I search and use the article databases?

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CINAHL (Nursing Articles)

EBSCO: Academic Search, CINAHL, MasterFILE, and many more

  • Tips for Searching and Using EBSCO Databases (PDF)
    Information about creating an EBSCO account, creating alerts (alerts let you know when a new journal issue is available), ebook note-taking, and searching tips.
  • EBSCO Article Database Basics (video 8:46 min)
    Information about creating an EBSCO account, creating alerts (alerts let you know when a new journal issue is available), ebook note-taking, and searching tips.

Opposing Viewpoints

General Tips for Databases


How do I search and use the ebook collections?

OED (Oxford English Dictionary)


How do I search and use the streaming video databases?

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Films On Demand


How do I search and use the library catalog?

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Account

Searching


How do I learn English as a Second Language (ESL) or a foreign language?

Learning a Language


How do I do research on a certain subject?

Nursing


Miscellaneous How-to's

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General

Online Language Learning

If you don’t see the information you need, please contact the Library and we’ll be happy to help you.

Contact the Library

College of the Siskiyous Library
800 College Avenue
Weed, CA 96094
Email: library@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5331
Fax: (530) 938-5226