Books, DVDs, CDs, Video Streaming (Library Catalog)

Use the Library Catalog to access books, DVDs, CDs,  and video streaming at either the Chabot College Library or Las Positas Library. You can search by title, author, keyword, and other variables. You can also access the Library Catalog from the navigation menu at the top of the library website.

If you need assistance finding what you're looking for, simply contact a librarian.

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Chabot College Library currently provides access to over 40,000 E-Books which can be accessed from the Library Catalog in addition to several e-book databases. To see a complete list of e-book titles and the databases you can use to access e-books, visit the E-Books Web Page.

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Journal, Magazine, and Newspaper Articles

To access articles from journals, magazines, or newspapers, you must go through an article database. Go to the Chabot Library Article Databases Page to access the databases. Chabot College Library provides access to 23 article databases and over 5,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers. You can view a complete list of all the electronic periodical titles available at Chabot at the Chabot Library Electronic Periodicals List.

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Reference Sources (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Directories)

Chabot College Library has a variety of print and electronic reference sources. To view available print sources, you can browse the Reference Stacks in the library, search the Library Catalog, or browse our online reference collection in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (you will need to know your WID and pin if you are accessing this resource from home. For directions on accessing Chabot's Databases from home, go to the off campus access page.

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Search Quality Websites

Searching the web for quality resources for your school work can be a daunting task. To make things easier for you, Chabot Librarians have created a custom search engine that only searches quality websites. To access this custom search engine, go to the Chabot Library Custom Search Page.

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MLA and APA Style Guides

Your instructor may ask you to cite your sources or create a Works Cited page for your paper.   Chabot subscribes to a service called NoodleBib that can help you figure out how to cite particular sources.  Listed below are also quick citation guides provided to you by the college.

Noodle Tools (Instructive Citation Generator)

Chabot Library's MLA Citation Handout (7th Edition) in PDF Full Screen

Chabot Library's APA Citation Handout (6th Edition) in PDF 

MLA Citation Handout (7th Edition)