Library Skills Program Exercises

This program will help you become familiar with the SRJC Libraries and will introduce you to basic library research tools. Doyle Library also offers an audio tour that will introduce you to the physical layout of the building, hours, services, and borrowing policies. To access the iPod tour, take your photo student ID card to the Periodicals Desk on the second floor in Doyle Library.

Guide on the Side Interactive Tutorials

These interactive tutorials guide a student through the features of library tools. Many tutorials end with a quiz that students may e-mail to instructors if extra credit is being offered.

    Explore Smart SearchEXPLORE SMART SEARCH

    This tutorial introduces students to database searching through Smart Search, an all-in-one discovery service. This tutorial will take around 10 minutes.


    Learn how to find e-books on a particular topic, how to narrow and limit search results, and how to locate information within each e-book. This tutorial will take around 10 minutes.

    Explore Sage KnowledgeEXPLORE SAGE KNOWLEDGE

    Learn how to find background information from authoritative, specialized subject encyclopedias. This tutorial will take around 10 minutes.


    This tutorial shows students how to create a NoodleBib account, cite print books, e-books, and online articles, and print a bibliography. This tutorial will take around 30-45 minutes.

    Need help with the Guides? See these troubleshooting tips. PRIMO Award

Explore Points of ViewEXPLORE POINTS OF VIEW

Learn how to find pro/con essays and overviews on controversial topics that can help launch your research projects. This tutorial will take around 5-10 minutes to complete.


Learn how to find Artstor from the SRJC Library homepage and create an Artstor account so that you have off-campus access. This tutorial will take around 10 minutes.


Learn how to browse for images, perform keyword and advanced searches, view images, create image groups, manipulate images (zoom, rotate, etc.), save images, and print images. This tutorial will take around 20 minutes.