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Online Tools and Resources

A variety of online tools and resources. Most include instructions for use in LibGuides, a content management system used by librarians.

King Library Online Tools Inventory (KLOTI)

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Canvas Commons

Canvas Commons is a repository within Canvas that enables all Canvas users across the country to find, import, and share resources. From Canvas Commons, faculty members can upload the library resources below directly into their Canvas courses. Librarians can also do this using their practice courses. (To access Canvas, use SJSU One.) Look for the Canvas Commons logo in the left-hand navigation bar.


  • SJSU Paraphrasing Tutorial
  • SJSU InfoPower Tutorial & Quiz
  • SJSU Plagiarism Tutorial & Quiz
  • Library Research and Writing Skills: Tutorials*


  • Reading a Technical Paper
  • Database Search Strategies and More

*Contains the following units: Understanding Your Assignment ; Writing a Thesis Statement; Narrowing Your Topic ; Finding Articles and Books; Choosing the Right Sources for Your Paper; How to Spot Fake News; Why Cite?; and Plagiarism: How to Avoid It. Each unit consists of a video and an accompanying quiz to test for understanding. 


Canvas Tips and Tricks

The Canvas Tips and Tricks LibGuide provides faculty with information on how to embed research guides and ebooks in their Canvas courses.

Start Your Research

"Start Your Research" is a step-by-step guide for students on how and where to find the information they need. There are about 60 web pages total arranged under these headings:

  • I need to start my research or pick a topic
  • I need to find sources for my research
  • I am looking for a specific item
  • I have a question about articles
  • I have a question about books
  • I need help citing or using sources
  • I need help with login or access issues
  • Are these sources good for my research?

Handy LibGuide Boxes & LibGuides

No need to reinvent that wheel! Here are some handy boxes and LibGuides you can recycle.