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SD Mesa Library Online Resources

This guide provides links to Mesa COVID-19 information and online resources provided by the library for your research needs.

Research Assistance

Your Librarians Are Here to Help!​

Library Home Page

Everything listed below (and more) can be found on our library home page

24/7 Research Chat

While the library is closed research assistance is just a click away 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Click Here

ZOOM Reference Appointments

We have re-configuring our 45 minute private reference appointments to be done via Zoom for faculty and students Click Here

Would You Like an Audience?

In the Fall term we will be continuing our "Lunch with The Librarians" (day) and "Libations with the Librarians" (evening) sessions for any faculty members interested in learning more about any our services and how to use them. A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent out via email at the beginning of each week that they are held. 

Is There a Specific Librarian You are Interested in Contacting?

No problem, Below are Email Addresses for Your Contract Faculty Librarians

Research Instruction

Research Instruction For Your Classes

For many years the librarians have been conducting library research sessions in person with limited face to face options. We are now fully up and running with Zoom sessions!  just fill out this form and let us know which classes you are teaching and your research session needs. We can make the session as generic or as customized as you wish, more information can be found here

Some of the areas we can cover are:

  • Using Library Databases
  • Research Techniques (e.g. narrowing your topic, search language, popular magazine vs. scholarly journal, etc.)
  • Using Library eBooks
  • Citing Sources
  • Evaluating Websites For Scholarly Sources
  • ...and so much more 

If you have any additional questions feel free to contact:                 

Alison Steinberg Gurganus at 

Research Resources


Streaming Videos

(Click on the blue hot links to go directly to these resources)

Films on Demand

This is a database of thousands of educational videos on a wide variety of topics.

Topics can be located and embedded into Canvas in total or by segment and have scannable transcripts. 

SWANK Digital Campus

Streaming video collection of feature films from major Hollywood studios.

These can be embedded in Canvas or sent directly to students.


 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, & Professors .

Articles and More


Mesa’s brand new single search box for journal articles, newspapers articles, book chapters, books, and much more.

Use the limiters on the left menu. Tutorial here. 

Subject Specific Research Guides

Click here to see our 20+ guides that are created by librarians to help students do their research in specific subject areas.


Course Reserves and Other Content

TextBook Scanning Service

 The library staff can legally copy up to 20% of a paper text for you to use with your students. Fill out the form and if we have your book we will get your scan back to you within two weeks. Instructions and guidelines are on the form. Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns.