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Library Workshops

This guide provides an overview of current GCC Library workshops.

Welcome to Library Workshops!

Join GCC Librarians for completely online workshops that help you find, understand and use information for research assignments and daily life!

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The Library workshops offers completely online opportunities to support information literacy as outlined in the Library's Instruction Program. Workshops run all year including Fall and Spring semesters as well as intersession.

Current Library Workshop Descriptions

As of Fall 2021, all library workshops are delivered fully-online using Canvas and Zoom. Enrolled students will be invited to the Canvas workshop or Zoom online space via GCC Email.


Current Online Workshops:

Pro-tips for Finding Sources (NEW) - ZOOM

  • Choose specific terms and library tools in order to search more effectively  
  • Use advanced search strategies in order to find sources in a database 
  • Identify and use the information in search tool records to determine relevancy to a research topic 

Using Peer-Reviewed Sources (NEW) - ZOOM

  • Differentiate between popular and peer-reviewed sources 
  • Use the Proquest database to locate a peer-reviewed article 

Introduction to the Library - Canvas

  • Distinguish between Glendale College Library resources and services
  • Locate and use OneSearch to find books in the library
  • Use the virtual library to find appropriate resources

OneSearch for Books and Articles - Canvas

  • Use a discovery tool called OneSearch that searches for books and articles in a single search.  
  • Design and perform search strategies by brainstorming keywords, refining search terms, and using advanced limiters to filter results
  • Assess sources for relevance, considering subject terms and/or abstracts.

News & Media Literacy - Canvas

  • Evaluate online news and media sources in order to locate objective and verifiable information
  • Locate news sources in the GCC library including OneSearch and library databases
  • Discuss the importance of credible online news sources for your life and community

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