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Library Instructional Tutorials

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The Mission College Library has developed a series of instructional tutorials. They are structured to build skills related to research, finding information, and citing sources. These self-paced tutorials are short instructional videos that you can access from a Web browser. All tutorials are closed captioned and work best with Chrome and Safari browsers.

Introduction to the Library

Virtual Library Tour (7:47 minutes)

A Brief Introduction to the Library (3:24 minutes)

Finding Books and Other Material

How to Find Textbooks & Course Reserves in the Library (3.58 minutes)
Also provides information about textbooks in the Mission College Library Collection.

How to Find Books for English Learners in the Library - BASIC (2:02 minutes)
Learn how to find books in the Mission College Library, without using the Library Catalog, at a reading level for students that are new to English.

How to Search for Books for English Learners in the Library Catalog - INTERMEDIATE (3:43 minutes)
Learn how to search for books in the Library Catalog that are at a reading level for students new to English.

How to Search for Items by Keyword in the Library Catalog (3:57 minutes)

How to Search for Items by Title in the Library Catalog (3:24 minutes)

How to Search for Items by Author in the Library Catalog (3:47 minutes)

How to Use a Call Number to Find an Item on the Shelf in the Library (3.32 minutes)

How to Limit Your Search Results in the Library Catalog (5:12 minutes)
Learn how to use the search limiters in the Library Catalog to reduce the number of results.

How to Request and Hold an Item in the Library Catalog (2:32 minutes)
How to request a book for West Valley and how to put a book on hold for pickup at Mission College.

How to use Link+ to Find and Request Books (4:06 minutes)
Link+ is a consortium of public, community college, and university libraries in California and Nevada.

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