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WR122 College Credit Now - NSHS: Accessing College Level Resources

This guide is for Karri Gordon's WR122 College Credit Now class at North Salem High School. It is designed to help students complete the Potential Source List assignment.

Getting Started - - Accessing College Level Research Sources Online

Welcome to the Library! We're here to support your college level research. In addition to our physical collection, you have online access to eBooks, 80+ databases, and thousands of articles available via the library website. Librarians are here to provide instruction and assistance. Use this guide to learn about library research tools, and to learn about research expectations in the general education transfer undergraduate writing sequence. 

CCN Log in Information

REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
You receive a 
MyChemeketa username and password when you register and you use that account to log in to online resources. The CCN registration timeline does not coincide with the regular college term and there may be times when you need to do research without an active 
MyChemeketa account. Registering as soon as possible will help minimize those times. Generic username and password only authorize you to access some resources, not all.    

1. If you have a MyChemeketa username and password, test your account by logging in to one of these databases. If it works, great!

2. Not registered or don't have a MyChemeketa account yet? No problem. Register as soon as deadlines allow. In the meantime, do one of the following to get temporary log in information:

  • ask your CCN instructor for the account log in information
  • contact Marlene Hernandez with CCN administration at 503.584.7349
  • contact the Reference Desk at 503.399-5231
  • call or email me directly (see contact info for Michele Burke on this page) 

Again, the generic username and password only authorize you to access some resources, not all.    

 

College Level Research

According to Freshmen Studies, by Project Information Literacy more than anything, freshmen said it was difficult to:

  1. Formulate efficient online searches
  2. Select and locate research sources
  3. Read and comprehend materials
  4. and Figure out faculty expectations 

"""Just The Right Source"""

If you can find THE PERFECT SOURCE to cover your topic or answer your question, your research question may not be interesting enough. Don't think of research as trying to find one perfect source that already says exactly what you think. Your challenge as a researcher and a writer is to put ideas from different sources into contact with each other and create something new that adds to your understanding and to the scholarly conversation.   

Get Reference Help

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Telephone 503.399.5231

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We recommend that you include an e-mail address so that you can receive a transcript of your chat and so the library can send you any followup help.

 

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