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Faculty Resources at the Library: Improve Student Research

This guide provides an overview of Mt.SAC Library services and resources for faculty.

Ask Us!

  • Reference Desk – x4289

A librarian is available at the Reference/Information Desk during all hours the library is open, ready to provide study and research assistance.

Help is just a click away. Chat with a librarian with your quick questions. 

Library Research Workshops In-Person & Online

The Library offers a variety of 75-minute workshops to help students learn academic research strategies, resources, and more. Workshops are open to all current Mt. SAC students. Topics covered include: 

  • Developing Research Topics
  • Finding and Evaluating Books
  • Finding and Evaluating Articles
  • Evaluating Websites
  • Library Tour (30 minutes)
  • Zombie Outbreak Library Activity (60 minutes)

Except “Library Tours” all workshops are held in the Library in Room 238.

Library Credit Courses

The Library offers two credit courses -

Library 1 (LIBR 1) - Information Resources and Research Methods (available online & on-campus3.0 units; CSU/UC transferable  

Course DescriptionResearch methods for academic research and critical thinking that support information competency. Topics include finding, evaluating, and documenting information using traditional and electronic resources.

Library 1A (LIBR 1A) - Introduction to Library Research (available online & on-campus1.0 unit; CSU/UC transferable

Course DescriptionResearch strategies for academic research and critical thinking. Topics include search strategies, citation of sources, and use and evaluation of library resources.

Library Research Guides

A research guide is a webpage designed by librarians that includes the best, most helpful resources on a particular topic or for a specific course.

Click to see a complete list of available research guides.