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Check out these short video and handouts on how to use some of the library resources and services to help you study.  Fill out the "Video On Demand Form" if you'd like to suggest a topic.  Don't forget to Chat with a Librarian, available 24/7. 




Cite a source 

How to cite your sources in MLA or APA format? The handouts show examples of citing a book, website, journal article, and more in MLA or APA format.


MLA (8th ed.)  APA

Databases Access library databases How to access the library databases on- and off-campus?  Video



Choose a database 

How to choose a database to start researching on my topic?

  Web Page 

eBooks (online books)

Find eBooks (online books) 

The library has a growing collection of ebooks that you can read online. Check to see how to find them using OneSearch.

Video Handout 

Library account

Create a library account

Your portal username and password is what you use to sign in. You no longer need to create a separate library account. 



Print from your own device

How to print a document or web page from your own Internet connected device? Follow three easy steps.

  Web Page


Renew library items 

How to renew library items that you have checked out? Due dates of library books and videos have been extended to June 14, 2021.

Video Handout 

Research appointment

 Book a research appointment

How to book a research appointment online to get one-on-one help with a librarian?



Access textbooks in library reserves 

How to request chapters of a textbook that's in the library Reserve Collection to be scanned and delivered to your Mt. SAC email? Due to limited capacity, we will complete two requests per student per day, one chapter per request.




Sign up for library live workshops

How to sign up for library live workshops on Zoom? 

Video Handout


Zoom links to the live workshops

How to find the Zoom link to the live workshop? 



Take self-paced online research workshops 

How to sign up for the self-paced online workshops on Canvas?

Video Web Page


Get proof of completion of zoom workshops 

How to get proof of attendance after attending a library zoom workshop? 

Mt. SAC Library strives to make our online resources accessible to everyone. We specifically consider design features that make our web pages accessible to individuals with disabilities, including those using assistive technology for computer access. If you find a library page or database inaccessible to you, please contact Hong Guo at (909) 274-6490 or Mt. SAC Accessibility Resource Centers for Students (ACCESS) at (909) 274-4290. Last Modified: 4/9/21