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CIS classes guide: Research Resources

Good for CIS101, Spreadsheet Concepts, Database Concepts, and Advanced Database Concepts.

Introduction to Guide

This page offers some assistance with the general workings of the class and tutorials to aid you with understanding some course materials.  The next page, however is crucial for your research project on "Information Systems" and should be consulted by all students in CIS 101.

New Gateway Search Box

Power Tip: Limit Search Results by Date

For fields where research rapidly changes, such as the sciences, we recommend limiting your search results to those published within the last 3-5 years. 


E-Books in OhioLINK Digital Databases

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it gives the researcher/student some basics to help them.  Please utilize the databases listed for more in-depth research.

Many of the books below are located in the O'Reilly Learning Platform. First time O'Reilly users will need to create an account. Please see this FAQ for instructions on how to create an O'Reilly Account. 

Books in our collection

Petersen's Career and Test Prep

In this database, there are places to gain some career skills for various fields.  One of those is Microsoft Office Tutorials.  Click on the link below and then create a free account to use the tutorials.

Useful Databases

Use our Gateway Search to search all of our databases or choose a specific database to narrow your search. Below are a few specific databases that you may want to try. For resources or assistance searching our databases please go to the Help tab.