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Using HANS, the library online catalog

Instructional Videos FAQ - This FAQ contains screen shots to demonstrate how to search HANS for instructional videos. (You must have the Adobe Reader program installed on your computer to view this document. Download the free Adobe Reader program.)
Library of Congress Subject Headings - Get help finding the subject headings that are used in HANS.
Placing Holds - This video tutorial demonstrates how you can use HANS to request that a book (belonging to either campus) be set aside for you to pick up at the campus you choose.

Research Guides

City of Fremont - Guide to city government for Fremont, California. (Requires the free Adobe Reader program to view. Download here .)
City of Newark - Guide to city government for Newark, California. (Requires the free Adobe Reader program to view. Download here .)
The Abstract vs the Annotated Bibliography Entry - Briefly explains the differences between these two types of article summaries.
Locating Primary Sources (video) - Watch a brief video describing what is meant by and how to find primary source materials.
Scholarly vs. Popular Sources (video) - Watch a brief video illustrating the differences between academic journals and other sources.

Citation Guides

APA Format - Sample Works Cited Entries - lists sample bibliography entries for print and electronic sources using the APA format, 6th ed. (Requires the free Adobe Reader program to view. Download here .)
Guide to APA In-Text Citation - provides specific guidance for usiing correct APA in-text citation style to avoid plagiarism.
Chicago Style (Turabian) - Sample Works Cited Entries - lists sample bibliography entries for print and electronic sources using The University of Chicago Press' A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations, 7th ed. (Requires the free Adobe Reader program to view. Download here .)
MLA Format - Sample Works Cited Entries - lists sample bibliography entries for print and electronic sources using the MLA format, 7th ed. (Requires the free Adobe Reader program to view. Download here .)
MLA Citation - A Brief Strategy (video) - this brief video offers a strategy for approaching the task of citing materials in MLA format.

Searching the Internet

Criteria for Evaluating Web Resources - Chart to guide thinking in critical evaluation of web sites.
Evaluating Websites (video) - Watch a brief video illustrating the process of evaluating websites.
Staying Safe in Cyberspace: An Introduction to “What Parents Need to Know” - this handout, developed for librarian Barbara Duggal's workshop of the same name, provides quick guidance and links to numerous resources to assist parents.

Handouts for Classes -- Fall 2013

Speech 101 - Information Competency Tutoral - Library Exercise

Handouts for Classes -- Spring 2013

English 151B - Fernandez - Orientation - Scavenger Hunt

Kinesiology 240 - Peterson - Orientation - Scavenger Hunt

Psy 101 & 108 Christner-Lile - Library Resources - Database Tips

Speech 101 - Library Orientation (pdf) - Library Exercise

Speech 101 - Library Orientation - Massimo

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