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Subject Guide


Welcome to Instructor Pippins' COMM 1 (CIN!) Subject Guide!

If you have any questions following today's library orientation, please feel free to email me at

You may also ask a librarian for help at the Reference Desk, either in person, or via phone at (510) 723-6764 or (510) 723-7006.


  • Facts vs. Opinions

  • Academic Sources vs. Popular Sources ("required that you list three sources, 1 MUST be academic)

  • Preliminary/Background Research (How/Who defines social justice?)
  • Library Databases (magazines, journals, ebboks, evideos)
  • Citing your Sources (APA)


Hours for Spring 2018

REMINDER:  You MUST have your Student ID card when checking out books.

Spring Hours 1/16-5/31, 2018

Regular hours are as follows.  Note Exceptions Listed below.

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Exceptions: February 1 (Flex Day 4:30-8:00), February 16-19 (President's Day Weekend), March 24- April 1 (Spring Break)