Information Literacy Video Series

This series was created by faculty and staff in the Library and the Department of Communication Studies in partnership with the Office of Communications. These videos are intended to be used for Speech classes and as a resource for all De Anza College students and the public. 

Note: some databases have updated their names
Academic Search Complete (formerly Academic Search Premier)
ProQuest U.S. Major Dailies (formerly ProQuest National Newspapers Core)
Nexis Uni (formerly Lexis Nexis Academic)

Part 1: Library Resources

Before beginning a project, students must start with research. The Library has tens of thousands of print books and access to over 100,000 e-books.

Part 2: Databases

The Library has a variety of both general and subject-specific subscription databases.

Part 3: Advanced Database Search Techniques

Learn advanced techniques to search more effectively. 

Part 4: Digital Media

Let’s explore six types of digital media that are common, easy to find, and useful when doing research for academic assignments. 

Part 5: Internet Credibility 

In today's information age, it's easy to do research with a few simple keystrokes but it's also incredibly easy to end up with unreliable information that makes your research fruitless. 

Part 6: Academic Honesty

Academic integrity is fundamental to your success as a student. But what is academic integrity, and why is it important?

Part 7: Citations - MLA

This lesson will focus on the Modern Language Association format also known as MLA.

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