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The Cañada College Library, on the third floor of Building 9, offers computers, textbooks, technology, research help, printing, and group study rooms.
Library computers do not require you to log in and do not have a time limit so you can come and stay all day. Chromebooks, hotspots and calculators can be checked out from the circulation desk after you complete a technology loan agreement.
Search for textbooks available at the library. If you do not see your textbook, fill out the Textbook request form for students.
How to Use OneSearch on the Cañada College Library homepage
Access Science Encyclopedia This link opens in a new window
Access Science is an online encyclopedia that provides overview information on science topics. This database includes definitions, biographies, encyclopedia, articles, images, study guides, bibliographies.
General OneFile This link opens in a new window
Search under Computers & Technology.
O'Reilly Learning (Safari Tech Books Online) This link opens in a new window
O'Reilly Learning (formally Safari Tech Books) contains eBooks, videos, learning paths, audio books, and more on the latest in technology and business trends.
Science in Context This link opens in a new window
Gale In Context: Science is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Where to find databases in the new catalog
Find the OneSearch field on Cañada College Library's homepage to navigate to databases, then choose a database from the dropdown menus by alphabetical order or by name.
Using Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a version of Google that searches for academic articles and is often easier to use than databases. Connect Google Scholar to Cañada College and College of San Mateo databases by following these steps.
- Search Google for Google Scholar
- Click on the three horizontal bars in the upper left-hand side of the page.
- Find Settings in the menu.
- Choose Library Links from the list on the left.
- Search for Cañada College and College of San Mateo. You may save up to five library links, as shown below.
ACM Digital Library
The Association for Computing Machinery offers a repository of full-text articles and other materials as well as YouTube channels with thousands of subscribers. You can create an account for free here.
ACM Full-Text Collection
Journals, newsletters, conference proceedings and magazines.
ACM YouTube channel
"ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society with 100,000+ members, and unites computing professionals, educators, and researchers from industry, academia, and government. ACM is dedicated to advancing computing as a science and a profession." - ACM
San Francisco Bay Area ACM Youtube channel
San Francisco Bay Area Professional Chapter of the ACM lectures from their General and Data Science SIG monthly meetings. Topics from Silicon Valley include Mobile App Development, Web Design, Machine Learning, Big Data, and more.
How to read and understand a scientific journal article
How to Read and Understand a Scientific Article
How to Read and Understand a Scientific Article: A Guide for Nonscientists by Jennifer Raff, a University of Kansas assistant professor, breaks down and explains sections of academic articles like abstracts and conclusions.
Where to find books in the catalog
To find books in the Cañada College, find the OneSearch field on the Cañada College Library homepage. From there, choose Books & eBooks. Then choose Books OneSearch to find books in the college libraries.