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Library Tutorial for College Success

Source Types & Library Resources

Many of the source types we just discussed are freely available on the web (social media, some news and magazines, some journal articles), but many other source types cost money (newspapers and magazines, journal articles, books, ebooks, documentaries). As a student, you don't have to pay for these sources, you can access them for free through the library!

freely available web content versus library resources available through OneSearch

Why does it matter?

Since the library resources you have access to are not freely available on the web, you need to know how to access them. Millions of articles, films, books, and other resources are available 24/7 from any computer, as long as you are an EC student. They are accessed through library databases like ProQuest, Kanopy, and EBSCO, and you can search for them individually or all at once using our library search tool, OneSearch.

ONE SEARCH + Library Databases = High quality resources, free to use, available anytime.

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