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Comm 140 Powell Spring 2022

Your Library Account

All current students automatically have a Skyline College Library Account.  Your library account can be used to access materials from Skyline College Library.    The username and password for the account are the same as you use to log into canvas.  You don't need a physical card.

Your Library Account  provides access to:


  • Search for articles, books & more
  • Place holds, check due dates, & renew items
  • Create a list of favorite books, articles & more

Library Databases - Our Library subscribes to many databases, including many subject-specific databases. To log into our databases off-campus you'll need to use your Canvas login .

Types of Information

How is the information produced and shared?  What can different formats tell us about the information we find? 

How can we identify different types of sources? 

What are the purposes and intended audiences for different types of articles?

Watch these two videos to learn more about the ways we think about, and categorize the information we value.

CC BY NC  Video by OkStateLibrary

CC BY NC  Research 101 Robert E. Kennedy Library, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo