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CISC 310 - Professor Hayes (Fall 2023): Library Resources for Students


OneSearch Los Rios Libraries

Find Books, Articles, eBooks and More

Library Research Databases

Full list of Databases the library subscribes to organized by category. 

 Go to Research Databases 

Canvas Research Tutorials

ARC Library Research Tutorials in Canvas

Self enroll through Canvas

This is a free, self-paced course for ARC students created by Los Rios Librarians. These tutorials provide insight on the college level research process to help you get familiar with or improve upon your academic research skills. These tutorials also introduce the Library’s primary research tool, OneSearch, which includes access to ebooks, scholarly articles, magazines, newspapers, and more found in most Los Rios databases, as well as physical books in the Los Rios Libraries.

After logging in to Canvas, click on Enroll in Course. On average, each lesson takes about 30 minutes to complete. You can do just a few, or all the modules. You can also earn a certificate of completion for each module. Topics include:

  1. What Is Research?
  2. Getting Started with Research
  3. OneSearch Basics
  4. Evaluating & Selecting Sources 
  5. Fact-Check: Understanding Misinformation and Disinformation 
  6. Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism 

ARC LIBR Credit Courses

Find out more about ARC LIBR Courses for Credit

All LIBR Courses:

  • Fully online
  • No scheduled meeting times (Asynchronous)
  • Zero textbook costs
  • No prerequisites
  • Transferable to UC/CSU
ARC LIBR Courses
Course LIBR 318 LIBR 325
Fall 2023 Offerings

 1 Unit

  • Second Five Weeks (September 26 to October 30)
    • LEC  10675
  • Third Five Weeks (October 31 to December 7)
    •  LEC 12873

3 Units

  • Eight Week - Second (October 12 to December 8)
    • LEC 12873

This 1-unit course provides a step-by-step guide to the research process that is applicable to term papers, course work, and life-long learning.

This 3-unit course is a comprehensive survey of the content, use, and evaluation of electronic information sources. Emphasis is placed on the effective use of the Internet as a research tool.

What students have said

I think the course had a wide range of tools and lessons in regards to research and I feel like they were all explained and practiced well. Overall I think you did a great job with depth, organization, and overall presentation with this courses materials. Thank you!!
The biggest obstacle for me was knowing what to do when the class started and what my expectations were to be. But the examples of what to write or how to get started were very helpful! The discussions made it easier for me to grip certain ideas in which I was confused on.
I can feel more confident when picking out a research topic. Before it was difficult for me to narrow down my specific research question.
I learned so much and am now prepared to find better quality information online. Thank you, thank you! This course needs to be marketed to all students to help them find credible and reliable online information to complete their assignments quickly and professionally.
I found web searching the most useful because I discovered more websites to help with my researching, such as google scholar. Keep doing what you're doing! Thank you for having me this semester, I will definitely recommend your class to other students! Have a great winter break <3 :)