RESEARCH TOOLS & GUIDES


Research Guides - LibGuides!

HTC's Research Guides (aka LibGuides) contain countless tips, best practices, and resources for research within your program and beyond. 

Visit the HTC LibGuides website to find a guide that can help you: http://hennepintech.libguides.com/

If you'd like to suggest a guide to be created, please email jennie.simning@hennepintech.edu.

 

Library OneSearch

Library OneSearch is a new tool that allows you to search nearly all of the HTC libracy content with one search box.  You can find this OneSearch search box front and center on the HTC library homepage.

Your search results in OneSearch are displayed in 2 columns. The Books & More includes all of the library's physical items (books, DVDs, audiobooks), as well as ebooks and streaming academic videos from our Films on Demand. The Articles & More pulls in journal, newspaper, and online encyclopedia articles from a majority of the library's subscription databases.

To access online resources from within OneSearch, look for the Get Full Text or Access This Resource links.

For more information about Library OneSearch, please visit our guide: [COMING SOON!]

 

Help Videos

Watching videos is a great way to learn about something.  Here are some recommended free academic help video sites:

Academic Help Videos (i.e. Math, English, Science, etc.)

Sophia.org provides over 28,000 videos and tutorials on hundreds of different academic subjects:  http://www.sophia.org/learn.

Kahn Academy provides thousands of videos and step-by-step problems on math, science, economics, humanities, and computer science topics: https://www.khanacademy.org/

Technology Help Videos

Atomic Learning is a free 24/7 online technology training for all HTC students and employees.  To learn more or login vist: https://www.hennepintech.edu/current/pages/1067

 

Research Project Calculator

Manage your time more effectively!

The Research Project Calculator is an online tool that helps you manage your time when completing papers and projects.  The calculator breaks the entire project down into steps, then gives you deadlines and help links to complete each step in the process.

 

Learning Express Library

Access Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library contains several modules to help you prepare for college, brush up your core academic skills, and find and prepare for a new career.

Each module contains interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, and skill reviews.  There is also a module with information on careers and preparing for a number of occupational tests such as nursing, firefighting, emergency medical services, law enforcement, culinary arts, and more!.

NOTE: To enter any of the skill review or practice tests, you must create a FREE account. Remember to write down your login information for future visits.

A few highlighted resources include:

  • Math, Grammar, Reading, and Science skill reviews.
  • Preparing for College Placement Tests, such as the ACCUPLACER.
  • Learning Computer and Software skills, such as Microsoft Tools, Adobe Photoshop, and Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • Learning how to build a great resume and cover letter and how to prepare for a job interview.
  • Career exploration and preparation, learning about top careers and practice test for many occupational exams you may encounter in that career.

For a more detailed list of what's in Learning Express Library, please visit: http://www.learningexpresshub.com/center-featured-resources.

 

Nursing CEUs

Continuing Education Units (or CEUs) are an integral part of nursing practice to ensure nurses retain up-to-date skills and information.  Nursing CEUs are available within the Nursing Reference Center database.

For step-by-step instructions on accessing these CEUs, please review the following document: Nursing CEUs.

 

Ask a Librarian

Need some individual research help or have a library-related question?

 

 

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