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NORTH COUNTY CAMPUS HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (studython dates hours will be 10:00 am - 7:00 pm)
9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27 (studython), 11/17, 12/1, 12/8 (studython)
Circulation Desk: (805) 591-6211
Reference Desk: (805) 591-6200 x 4410
SLO CAMPUS LIBRARY HOURS
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am -8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Circulation Desk: (805) 546-3155
Reference Desk: (805) 546-3157
Cuesta Library Search
Cuesta Library Search is the library's online catalog that makes it easy to find books, journal and magazine articles, eBooks, videos and even streaming media from a single search box, with one list of results and options for refining them.
Go to the Cuesta Library Search box on myCuesta or the Library home page, type in any keyword or phrase and choose the Search icon or Enter key on your keyboard. For best results, do not change the default Library that is checked (Libraries Worldwide).
If you are looking for specific database, go to the Databases A-Z list by clicking on the link from the library's navigation menu on the left-hand side of the library homepage. Databases like Credo Reference or Opposing Viewpoints are included on this list. You can also access the list from myCuesta.
Academic Search Complete
Designed for academic institutions, this database is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.
Credo Reference is an excellent resource for finding background information on a topic. It searches updated encyclopedias on a wide range of subjects.
NewsBank: Access World News
NewsBank provides access to local, regional, and national newspaper articles. This is a great resource if you are looking for articles about local news in the Tribune.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Opposing Viewpoints In Context is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more.
US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. US Newsstream offers exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and access to The Wall Street Journal. US Newsstream also offers one of the largest collections of local and regional newspapers.
Data.gov is the home of the U.S. Government’s open data where you can find Federal, state and local data, tools, and resources to conduct research, build apps, design data visualizations, and more.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
MLA Top Health Websites
The websites on this page have been evaluated by the Medical Library Association (MLA), and have been deemed useful and credible.
Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
ProCon.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. Using the fair, FREE, and unbiased resources at ProCon.org, millions of people each year learn new facts, think critically about both sides of important issues, and strengthen their minds and opinions.
Currently in public beta, RefSeek is a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers.
U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau publishes data about the nation's people and economy.
Using Google Scholar is a great way to limit your Internet search results to scholarly articles. Articles cover many disciplines and are sourced from academic publishers, institutional repositories, and professional societies.
If you have found information from a source other than those listed above, you will want to evaluate it to make sure it is credible. Applying the CRAAP Test is one way to evaluate sources you have found on the Internet.
Fact Checking Websites
There are several websites that allow to check to see if information is true Here are a few of them:
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Their mission is to "monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases."
PolitiFact is another fact-checking source. Their mission states,"Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. The reason we publish is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy."
The Snopes.com web site was founded by David Mikkelson, a project begun in 1994 as an expression of his interest in researching urban legends that has since grown into the oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet — one widely regarded by journalists, folklorists, and laypersons alike as one of the world’s essential resources.
KnightCite is an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources.