Instructor Information: Alex Swanner
I am a librarian in the De Anza College Library. After attending De Anza College I transferred to U.C. Santa Cruz where I studied American and English Literature. I received my Master in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. I have worked at De Anza College for 24 years, both as a classified employee and, since 2005, as a member of the faculty.
Office Location: LC 145
Office Hours: By appointment
Grades are available through the student's "My Portal" account. For more information: http://www.deanza.edu/registration/grades.html
Note to students with disabilities: If you have a disability-related need for
reasonable academic accommodations or services in this course, provide
(name of Instructor) with a Test Accommodation Verification Form (also
known as a TAV form) from Disability Support Services (DSS) or the
Educational Diagnostic Center (EDC). Students are expected to give five days
notice of the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities can obtain
a TAV form from their DSS counselor (864-8753 DSS main number) or EDC
advisor (864-8839 EDC main number).
Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
This course utilizes Catalyst, De Anza's Online Learning Community. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/
to login. Please note that you will be unable
to login until the first day of class
. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your
student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1
. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website
De Anza College Library Services are available for all students and faculty, both on and off campus.
Please consult the library website for a complete description of the library services and hours:
De Anza College Library: http://www.deanza.edu/library/
Services of particular interest to off campus students include:
- Access to the Library Catalog
which includes books, DVDs, and course reserves. Here is a link to the library catalog:
- Article Databases and Research Databases The library subscribes to several electronic databases which
provide access to thousands of full-text journals, newspapers, and magazine articles. Research databases
include: LEXIS NEXIS Academic, Encyclopedia Britannica Online and a Practice Test Database which contains
Nursing Exams, TOEFL Preparation, College Entrance Exams, and many more.
To use the article or research databases from an off campus computer, log in with your 14 digit library
number or eight digit student id number. These instructions are repeated on the first page of the library
website along with descriptions of all the online resources provided.