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Student Newsletter: Library Tips

Quarterly quick tips and intros about the Library Department for students.

Spring 2022

In This Edition: 

  • Career Resources
  • Did You Know? Library Tutorials
  • Resource Highlight: Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Career Resources

Are you getting ready to graduate? The library website includes a Career Resources guide that provides recommendations for a variety of career related content.  Find career-specific job searches for your area of study, and get help with resumes, CVs, and cover letters.  South College Career Services provides access to Optimal Resume, a free resource that helps you build a resume specific to your field of study.  

In addition to the Career Resources guide, PrepSTEP also includes a Career Preparation module with sections to learn about individual careers, build workplace skills, and a wide variety of study guides and practice tests for career entrance exams.  


Did You Know? Library Tutorials

Getting Started with the Library
Have questions about the resources for your courses?  The library offers orientations which are also available in Canvas, one-on-one training sessions, and online tutorials to help you navigate the library website and learn to use the resources we provide for your program.  Our Intro to the Library video series covers the basics about accessing the library, getting help, and locating specific books, journals, and databases.  If you’d like help or further training, contact a librarian today! 


Resource Highlight

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Need to write an essay showing both sides of an issue? Opposing Viewpoints is a great place to start as the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. Database topics include viewpoints, reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more to help you make your case.  Recent updates include Predatory Lending in business, Factory Farming, School Start Times in health and medicine, and Standardized Testing in law and politics.  

 

Contact Us  
Email: scref@south.edu 
Call: 865-251-1832
Text: 865-217-7631
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