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Library Classroom Instruction

Welcome to the new GWC Learning Resources Center opened in Fall 2011. The library instructional classroom is located on the second floor directly across from the entrance to the library in room #251. It seats up to 50 students and has individual computer stations with Internet, Office Suite 2007, all library databases and a networked print station in the library. Library faculty welcome the opportunity to work with GWC faculty who expect their students to use the library for class assignments, projects, and research as well as individual and group study. Librarians tailor the instructional presentation to meet the specific needs of your course assignment including selecting and narrowing a topic, using computer databases and the library catalog, search strategies, critical thinking, locating resources, and correct documentation format. These information literacy skills will help them throughout their college experience and as lifelong learners. To schedule a Librarian Classroom Instruction session please click on this link:


Library Orientation & Library Classroom Use Request Form

Library Courses

Traditional and online classes covering library resources and the Internet.

Library G110 - Introduction to Library Resources. 1 unit.
Independent study and online course using a workbook and the Internet. Learn about libraries, computer catalogs, periodical indexes and other library resources. 8 week course. Credit option only. Transfer Credit: CSU

Library G120 - Libraries & the Internet. 1 unit.
An introduction to research using the Internet. Learn about search engines, virtual libraries, and online databases. Offered in an online format. 8 week course. Transfer Credit: CSU

Library G125 - Internet Research, Advanced. 1 unit.
This course focuses on college level complex online research and information literacy. The emphasis is on search strategies, evaluation of sources, searching, and copyright issues culminating in a final project or exam. Transfer Credit: CSU

Library Handouts

Library faculty have put together handouts to assist you with research.

pdf logo MLA Citation Handout pdf logo Scholarly vs Popular Articles
pdf logo APA Citation Handout pdf logo Literature & Criticism Resources
pdf logo Research Topics pdf logo Evaluating Web Sites
pdf logo Description of Databases pdf logo Library Glossary
pdf logo Advanced Search Techniques pdf logo Library of Congress Guide
pdf logo EBSCOHost Mobile Handout pdf logo Ten Tips for Success
pdf logo Quick Guide Handout  

Library Classroom Workshops

Workshops on specialized electronic resources will be scheduled throughout the year for students, faculty, and staff. Call or email the Instructional Coordinator,
Phone #: 714-895-8741
x51210. for more information.