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SLCC Library Services Orientation

This guide provides an overview of basic library services and resources.

SLCC Library Services is available to support you in a variety of ways throughout your academic career. Three main types of resources are provided: digital, physical, and personal.

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Digital Resources

Use the Library's webpage as your starting place for digital resources and services. Among other resources and services, find:

Physical Resources

The SLCC Library has four physical libraries, located at the Taylorsville-Redwood, South City, Jordan, and Miller campuses. Each library has study spaces for you to use, access to physical library resources (books, DVDs, magazines, and more), course reserves, open computer lab access, and printing capabilities.

Personal Resources

All of the Library's staff love working with students! Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or would like assistance. We can help students:

  • Develop research topics/questions
  • Find books, articles, videos, etc. for research projects
  • Evaluate information sources
  • Cite sources properly
  • Connect to resources that help them achieve academic success

Beyond the SLCC Library

If you need sources beyond what the Library has available, you have a few options:

You can use other university or college libraries in the state through the UALC (Utah Academic Library Consortium) agreement. To do so, show your ID card and bring proof you are a current student at SLCC. Log in with a guest pass and use their databases there, or borrow their books. Check with each partner institution for their specific requirements; it never hurts to call ahead and confirm your plans!

Use a general web search engine! This is a great way to get ideas for topics to research, learn more about topics that are new to you, find keywords or related terms to search with, and find additional sources. Library resources don't include sources like government websites, social media, blogs, etc. that may be useful in your research based on the context of what information you need and what project you are working on. A librarian can help you sort this out!