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Writing 10: College Reading and Composition (49-Downey)

Spring 2024


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Hello Students,

During our in-person session on 4/9/24, you will be navigating to the A-Z Databases list and also using Academic Search Complete. These pre-activities will prepare you for our session.

See you soon!

Bronwen Maxson

Tutorial: Finding & Selecting Databases

Finding & Selecting Databases

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  • Visit Finding & Selecting Databases from the Starting Your Research Series.
  • Proceed through this 6-page tutorial. Stop after you complete the quiz. 

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to

  • recognize how the library provides access to academic content for your research.
  • find databases available from the library.
  • select subject-specific databases to search based on a topic.

Tutorial: Using Academic Search Complete

Using Academic Search Complete Tutorial


1. Connect to the campus network via the VPN if you are off-campus.  You will need this connection to access one or more library databases while taking the tutorial.

2. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial. Enter your email address AND your professor's email address Afterward, locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

Get Started! Open >> Using Academic Search Complete