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CMP101 - Composition 1 - Pothier-Hill

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You can access our resources and get help from a Librarian online. If you are having trouble accessing a resource or finding what you need let us know. We are here to help!

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Our Online Reference service is available Monday-Thursday 8:30 am to 8 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm, and Sunday 4 pm to 8 pm.

Book an appointment with a Librarian for more in-depth help.

Course research guides (or libguides) are designed to support specific assignments. These guides will contain information and access to resources that are relevant to your assignment.

You will find

  • Links to databases
  • Tips and strategies for your assignment
  • Information about citations
  • Ways to get help

The tabs along the side (or top) navigation provide access to the different parts.

Our Information Literacy Tutorial

Information is currently available from an overwhelming number of sources and in a huge number of formats, such as printed text, media, scholarly databases, websites, blogs, tweets, and more. As a student, you will need to be able to choose the best source for what you need to know, whether you need a thorough analysis of a subject, a concise description, statistics, up-to-the-minute data, etc..

The Information Literacy tutorial examines various aspects of research and scholarship. Divided into 4 sections, the tutorial helps students develop critical thinking skills related to academic discourse, research, and the ethical use of information.

The sections include: (1) Information and scholarship, (2) Understanding and defining your topic, (3) Organizing and evaluating information, and (4) Searching and exploring.

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning ("Framework for Information Literacy").

The general aim of this tutorial is to help students become successful participants in our information-rich society, and improve their academic skills.

The Tutoring Center can help you outline your topic, check your grammar, synthesize your research, and cite your sources.

Whether you are one of the strongest students in class or find yourself challenged with certain subjects, you will benefit from the services the Tutoring Center provides.

  • Stuck on a math problem? We can help!
  • Need help getting started on a paper? Yes, we do that, too!
  • Want to brush up on your study or computer skills? This is the place to be!
  • Referred by an instructor for help with specific skills? Check!
  • Looking for online help? NSCC offers online tutoring from ThinkingStorm. If you are a student at NSCC, this service is free to you.

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Switching Web Browsers

Once you have signed into a Library resource, if you are having trouble viewing an individual article, ebook, streaming video, etc... try switching your web browser (i.e. if you are using Firefox or Chrome, try Internet Explorer or vice versa). 

hoonuit Hoonuit provides 24/7 access to a collection of nearly 50,000 step-by-step technology tutorials. Find tutorials on over 200 applications including the Microsoft Office suite, MLA/APA in-test citation, ANGEL, Google Docs, Mac and Windows operating systems, iDevices, and Web 2.0 tools such as Prezi, Twitter, and Facebook.

We highly recommend taking advantage of this resource! Simply go to the Hoonuit web site and log in with your My Northshore (formerly Pipeline) username and password.

North Shore Community CollegeAccess to many of the database links on this guide requires NSCC authentication - users must sign in with their NSCC My Northshore (formerly Pipeline) username & password