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Quick Guide to the VLC for Online Students (Grade 9-12): Journal & News Articles 101

The no-nonsense, bare-bones, emergency guide to using the VLC for online students, with essential information and links, citation help, research tips and resources, assignment support and online homework help.

What are databases & why should I use them?

The above video was created by Yavapai College Libraries.

How to Use the A-Z Database List

Database Help Videos

Visual Guide to Finding Journal & News Articles

Finding journal and news articles quick guide

REMEMBER: Usernames & passwords for all UCDSB databases can be found on the D2L Student HomePage, or through your LCI (Hint: take a picture of the bookmark and keep it on your phone for easy access!)

Generating Citations in the Databases

Did you know that most, if not all, of the databases will automatically generate citations in the most common formats?

Look for the 'citation' symbols   or scroll your mouse across the icons until you find one that says 'citation' or 'cite this'

citation generators