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ENGL 165 Arrizon - Climate Change: Home

Library materials on your computer (or phone)

Online Resources

Besides print books, magazines and journals available on the shelves, Library collections include literally thousands of online articles, ebooks, and streaming videos

These are all directly available on computers on campus. They are also available off-campus, using the links in this guide or on the Library webpages. *** NEW THIS SEMESTER *** Off-campus, your campus single sign-on credentials (the same ones you use for Canvas) allow access.


  • No time limit on computers.
  • Printing ($0.12/page) ; Color printing($0.25/page). Ask at front desk.
  • Black & white photocopier ($0.12/page).
  •  Librarians to help you one-on-one with research questions.
  • DVD players built-in (We have headphones!).
  • You can have books, DVDs, and videos from libraries in the other San Mateo Community College District sent to Cañada College for you.


Welcome, English 165 students! 

This guide will supply you with information about finding books and articles to help you write your paper.

You will explore books, databases and Internet websites that are full of information.

You will also learn what a database is and how to use one.

TO GET STARTED: Click on one of the many tabs above this box:

  • The Research Process: describes the cycle of doing research for a college paper (or any important question, really).
  • Resources for Research: how to find books, articles, newspaper stories and other sources for your class assignments.  Included are recommended databases to search for this course.
  • Is the Source Scholarly? Or Popular? Many instructors require that their students use scholarly (sometimes also called "academic") articles as sources for their research papers. For this class assignment, you may be asked to compare how two different sources, one popular and one scholarly, write about the same issue. This webpage will help you determine which. 
  • Wikipedia!?! does have a valid place in academic research - but that might not be what you expect.
  • Evaluating Sources: these are the most important skills to learn. Add these P.R.O.V.E.N. questions to your evaluating toolkit.
  • Citations in your Papers: how to use MLA format to properly cite your sources - and why it's worthwhile to do this.
  • Writing an Annotated Bibliography explains the end result of your research project for this class.

The basics!

About the Library


Phone: (650) 306-3267


  • Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Library Services

Textbooks on Reserve – Ask at the Circulation desk for textbooks that you can check out for short periods of time, usually two hours.

Computers – The library has 71 computers that do not require a log in and have no time limit. Just sit down and start!

Getting a Library Card is no longer necessary! Use your campus ID to check out books, and use the same log-on credentials as Canvas to see what you have checked out, etc.