John Leonard

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Most colleges have a library in which scholars are allowed to use and use the resources within. As an online student, going to the college library can be quite the trek. Little known to most scholars, Collin College has a full online library with the same resources as its on campus counterpart. John Leonard is the Distance Learning and Digital Services Librarian at Collin College. In the online orientation, Library Anywhere, Leonard explains that Collin College wants to give online scholars the same resources that any student on campus would have, including a library. Leonard then goes on to go through some library databases in which books, articles, magazines, and artwork can be searched and used in research. Leonard goes over four search engines; Jstor, Artstor, American History, and Sage Knowledge. He explains that Jstor has many book reviews and literature. Artsor is a collection of museums that have had pictures of the artwork taken in a very high resolution and put onto the website. There, you can see the miniscule details, like brush strokes, as if you were in the museum looking at the artwork. American History has articles and videos on and from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Sage knowledge is a search engine in which…show more content…
It would have been very useful had I know about this while writing my last essay, which was about the Civil Rights Movement. Now equipped with this information, I will now be able to use credible sources and be able to do research for any essay with ease. Prior to attending this orientation, I had no idea that online students were given access to a full scale, fully online library. This new information will improve the quality of my research and my sources. With my upcoming essay about an ethical issue, I will take advantage of the newly found resources in the online library, and use Sage Knowledge to learn more about my topic of choice. I will know that the sources I am using are accurate and
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