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Cosmetology: Esthetics


Welcome, Skyline Esthetics Students!

This guide has been developed just for you...

Here, you'll find library resources in many formats that are relevant to the work you're doing in your program here at Skyline College.


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Research Assignment: November 2020

For this assignment, use the search tips in red and ask a librarian if you'd like more help. 


Research the History of Galvanic Machine

  • What is galvanism or galvanic electricity?
  • Who was the founder of high frequency machines?
  • What are their modern uses and benefits?

For these questions, you might try using:

a. The Science in Context (Gale) database: Log in as you would to Canvas. (This database provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics, merges Gale's authoritative 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). Keywords: Luigi Galvani

b. Google: In the Google search box, type: galvanic treatment OR galvanic machines (This will limit your search to information from medical and educational institutes). 

Wood's Lamp 

  • Who discovered Wood's Lamp (or Wood's Light) and when?
  • What type of light is the Wood's Lamp?
  • What does the Wood's Lamp illuminate on the skin?


For these questions, you might try using:

a. OneSearch. In the search box that says "OneSearch for books, article & more,"  type:

"woods lamp" AND skin. (If you're asked to sign in or log in, use the same you would for Canvas). 

b. Google : In the Google search box, type

"Woods lamp" AND skin (This will retrieve articles from educational websites).

c. In Google Scholar, type 

"Woods lamp" AND skin. (This will find additional academic quality resources).


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