West Valley College Library
Our mission is to provide information services and resources to students, community members, staff and faculty, to facilitate successful learning.
Checkout Desk: 408-741-2028
Reference Desk: 408-741-2029
Summer Session Hours, 2014:
June 2 - July 25, M-Th 9:00am - 4:00pm
Fall and Spring Library Hours:
M-Th: 8:00am - 7:30pm
F: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Welcome to the Library! (2:52 minutes)
A brief introduction to the library and some of our most popular services.
Welcome to the Library
Welcome to the West Valley College Library information portal for Ethnic and Cultural Identities I have found some credible websites, subscription databases, books and e-books to support your classroom experience. Use the tabs across the top of the guide to navigate and do not hesitate to ask a librarian for help.
TED: Nate Silver: Does Racism Affect How You Vote?
"In the 2008 election season's closing weeks, throngs of wonks and laypeople alike were glued to FiveThirtyEight.com, a habitforming political blog. Red and blue bar charts crowded the scrollbars as the pulse of exit polls crept along the site's latest projections. It seemed almost miraculous: In a year of acute turns of favor, the site's owner and mouthpiece, Nate Silver (who blogged anonymously as "Poblano" until outing himself on May 30, 2008, as a baseball numberhead), managed to predict the winners of every U.S. Senate contest -- and the general Presidential election."
Tips for Success
When you find a good source (book, article, web page), record the title, author, and other bibliographic info (journal title, web address, etc.).
- Take notes from your sources.
- As you read, mark the parts you might like to quote in your paper.
- Keep organized. Keep a binder with copies of articles, your notes, and drafts of your outline.