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Librarians can help you find peer reviewed articles, trade journals, books, streaming videos, DVDs, textbooks, and other materials. Librarians are the ideal person to ask for help with academic citations such as MLA, APA, and IEEE! The library is open 8:00 – 7:00 p.m. M-TH and 8:00 – 4:30 on Friday. There are study rooms that you can book online. The library has charging stations with adapters for many cell phones and tablets. Calculators, headphones, laptops, USB drives, along with other things you can check out and take home.

Library classroom

4214 Calendar Bookings

You can book 4214 through 25Live. 

What is One Search?

What Does One Search Contain?

This all-in-one search box finds a variety of materials in many of our resources at once, saving time and organizing search results in one place.

These are the databases that are searched all at once:

  • ProQuest Research Library
  • ArtStor
  • arXiv
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

Some resources show up in the results of One Search that are independent of our database subscriptions. Here are some of those sources that are automatically searched when you use One Search. However, we do not own access to all of these. This means that you and your students may discover resources that are not available through the Ray Howard Library. Some of these are open access databases, so you and your students can access them for free.  For articles from other databases, you will be able, in many cases, to order copies through Interlibrary Loan.

  • SpringerLink
  • EconPapers
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Dialnet
  • DataCite
  • DASH (Harvard Library)
  • SwePub
  • AgEcon
  • DiVA Academic Archive Online
  • SciELO Brazil (Scientific Electronic Library Online)
  • LSE Research Online (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • eScholarship
  • Inderscience Journals 
  • + a lot more!

Piechart of items indexed by Primo

 54% Print books, magazines, journals, maps, and more

 21% Electronic newspaper, magazines, and journal articles

 16% Online encyclopedias and non-fiction e-books

 9% Streaming video and other media

Borrow from Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

Interlibrary Loan

Use interlibrary loan (ILL) to borrow books and articles that are not available in the Shoreline Community College Library, and that you do not want for the permanent collection. ILL may be the right choice for your disciplinary professional learning. 

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources

Take a look at the OER guide for more information. Caitlan Maxwell, the Digital Projects Librarian, is a great resource for information about Open Educational Resources, affordable textbooks, and the Faculty OER Institute at the college.



Find the college's plagiarism policy along with resources, materials, and more at the library's page about plagiarism. 

Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education

The library pays for a subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education, a popular publication that touches on educational trends and information. 

Course/Textbook Reserves

To put aside your own personal item for your students, click the button and fill out the form. Keep in mind that you will need to tell us how long to put it aside and the checkout period your students will have when they check out the item. 

Who should I ask for help?

Copyright and open education: Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

Your division liaison can help purchase items, provide library instruction, or support you by creating content specific to your assignments.

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