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INT 111 College Foundations: Welcome to YOUR Library

Online Access

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

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 login username and password.  Further details are available via the link below.

Welcome to YOUR Library and welcome to the research guide for your INT 111 class!

YOUR Library is here to help you!

We have a few goals as we work with you this semester in INT 100; specifically we want you to:

  • Know where the physical library is and know how to access resources via the virtual library.
  • Know what sort of resources and services the library offers.
  • Describe in basic terms criteria for evaluating information.
  • Be able to perform basic searches in Primo, as well as in individual databases.
  • Describe the situations where you will need to cite information and identify the major style guides used at JCC.
  • Know how to ask us for help if you need it.


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


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.


Your Librarians / Ask for Help

Need help with something? Ask Us for Help!

If you are on-campus you are encouraged to stop by the Library and ask for help, we welcome the opportunity to work with you.

If you are off-campus and we are open your best option is to call the Reference Desk at 315-786-2482 and ask for one of us. You can also contact us via email or if you need immediate assistance and we are not open, you can chat with a librarian online (likely not a JCC librarian, but helpful nonetheless) as outlined on our "Ask for Help" web page.

We look forward to working with you!

John Thomas ( / 315-786-2314)

Beverly Scarpulla ( / 315-786-2224)