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CCOL Cheat Sheet: Home

If you have never had an Introductory lecture covering what's offered in our Cambridge College Online Library, CCOL or just need a quick review, here are the basics for getting your research done:

STEP 1: Use EDS To Search ALL Of our Collections.

Search all our online collections

     Advanced Search | Tutorials

Our  EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)  allows you to search  ALL of our Databases combined.   It helps you quickly find relevant resources on a subject, without having to decide which database(s) to search.  The facets allow you to limit your search results in a variety of ways, including date range, source type, subject, and scholarly designation.  Simply type your search terms in the box below or open  "Advance Search" for more options.  Tutorials are available here and below:

Step 2: Try Using Google Scholar in addition to EDS.

Google Scholar is a search engine tool that allows for more refined, scholarly searching than Google on open access material as well as research published on the Web by academic publishers, universities, government agencies, and professional societies. 

DO NOT PAY FOR FULL-TEXT ARTICLES!!! Even if Cambridge College Library does not have access to a full-text article, Your Local Public Library will be able to get materials for you via Inter-Library-Loan.

Be sure to update Google Scholar on your computer to include Cambridge College's Online Library Resources,  Follow instructions in the  video below and type in Cambridge College and Open Worldcat in the search box of Library Links

Your results should look like this:

STEP 3: Get Online Help. Use our Chat With A Live Librarian IM service!


Need help?  Live chat is available 24/7 - 365 days a year.  Just click the chat box aboveI

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