Welcome to the Chabot College Library Guide to Professor Matthews' ENGL 1A class. The purpose of this guide is to help you find information effectively in today's digital age, and yes, that includes the library as well.
I describe twenty-first century college students, that means you, as information gatherers, and believe me, you are very good at it; however, simply gathering information is not considered college-level research. Research requires the ability to find, use, and communicate information effectively and ethically--a process also known as information literacy. This guide provides the tools and methods that will move you beyond the mere gathering of information, and into the realm of real academic research!
Below is some important information about the library you might need for this class and for future classes at Chabot.
Visit the library website at http://www.chabotcollege.edu/library/
Library Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 8:25pm and Friday 8:00am to 2:00pm.
If you have any research questions or simply get stuck along the way, come talk to a librarian at the Reference Desk. We are on duty during all library open hours.
If you even have questions at home, you can contact a librarian during open hours at (510) 723-6764 or (510) 723-7006.
If you have questions about your library account or borrowing prviliges, you can contact the Circulation Desk during open hours at (510) 723-7513.
If you are looking for general online lessons on Library skills, go to our Searchpath Tutorials page:
The Searchpath tutorial page provides detailed lessons on research while the other tutorials are brief and interactive.
To contact me personally, you can reach me at email@example.com
or via phone at (510) 723-6767.
My office is located in Rm. 117.