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MUS 150 History of Rock and Roll L. Scrivani-Tidd: Welcome

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

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Welcome to the research guide for MUS 150.  I have provided links to many resources that will assist you with your research for your final project.

If you need assistance, please contact me.

John Thomas
Asst. Librarian

Welcome to the Library Exercise

This exercise will orient you to the JCC Library's home page and provide an introduction to selected resources and services. Please follow the link below and follow the directions on the form.

Welcome to the Library Exercise

What does the library offer? 

The Library is a good place to study and do research, with spaces reserved for conversation and collaboration and other areas for quiet individual study.  You can also reserve a study room for groups of two or more.

Technology:  Computers (with Microsoft Office, NetBeans, Minitab), iPads, printers (color/B&W), and a scanner.

Help:  Ask at the Reference Desk of the physical library or use “Ask a Librarian” page for help via the phone or Internet.

Authoritative Resources: 
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.

If you have successfully completed the exercise and understand the information above you are well on your way to mastering several information literacy skills. For example, you:

  • Know how to navigate to the library’s website.
  • Have some basic information about what the library offers.
  • Know how to contact a librarian for help.
  • Have searched two library information resources.
  • Have some basic information about evaluating the authority of information.