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Librarians offer research help online
Although the campus is closed, librarians are available online the same hours as before:
• Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
• Fridays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Library workshops & events
Drop in on Zoom workshops on citations in MLA and APA, plagiarism, searching databases, evaluating sources and library orientations in Spanish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where to find books in the new 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.
The AccessScience database provides access to hundreds of journals about computer science, programming, software design and information storage. Find publications of associations like ACM and IEEE from ACM Computing Surveys to Ziff Davis Smart Business.
Access Science Encyclopedia
Access Science is an online encyclopedia that provides overview information on science topics. This database includes:
Gale General OneFile: Computers & Technology
Safari Tech Books Online: the latest technology books
Most libraries, academic and public, grant access to Safari eBooks for the most current books in computer science and technology. Check your nearest public library's website also for Safari eBooks.
Science in Context database
On the homepage for the Science in Context database, you will see eight boxes organized by topics, including Math, Engineering and Technology, which includes computers, computer animation, computer assisted instruction, computer security, and computer storage. The Physics and Astronomy category also includes computers.
Science in Context
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.