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ENG 101 Research and Composition - EDGE: Home

Fall and Spring Semester Hours

Mon. - Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m

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Online Access

We offer a wealth of quality research resources via this research guide and our website.

If you have accessing the library's website and/or this research guide via the MyJCC Portal, you should not need to login again.

If you did not login to the MyJCC Portal, you will likely need to login once you attempt to access a library database or ebook for the first time in your research session.

When the white login screen appears simply enter your MyJCC Portal/Blackboard login username and password.  Further details are available via the link below.

Welcome to the research guide for ENG 101 EDGE classes

We encourage you to look at each tab of this guide and explore the various databases and resources we offer.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Tips for effective research are included throughout the guide.

What does the Library offer?

In general, college research requires the use of authoritative sources.  Here are a few characteristics of  authoritative sources:

  • Written by authors with subject expertise, as demonstrated by educational background, awards, work experience, positions held, publications, etc.
  • Articles published in respected journals, magazines or newspapers (respect is earned by minimizing editorial errors and by maintaining high standards of fact-checking, etc.)
  • Books and ebooks published by publishers who have high standards in relation to author and editor expertise and background.
  • Information provided by respected organizations which are usually run by experts of the disciplines related to the organizations.

The Library offers literally millions of sources for your research projects. In addition to our traditional books, you can remotely access our many databases and other licensed resources for newspapers, magazines, journals; research reports, hundreds of thousands of ebooks and more.

 

Research Assistance

I check my email and phone messages several times a day during my normal work hours (9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday).  I also monitor discussion boards in online classes that I participate in, with the goal checking them at least once each work day. 

If you need immediate help after my work day ends, during the weekends, when I am on vacation, or if I am not available when you call, contact the librarian at the Reference Desk, send our reference staff an email, or chat with a librarian online (likely not a JCC librarian, but helpful nonetheless) as outlined on our "Ask a Librarian" web page.

I look forward to working with you.

John