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How to determine the quality of your resources

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When utilizing the Davis Library from off campus you'll need to know your Rio Grande Identification Number (Student ID# or Employee ID#) and also have Personal Identification Number (PIN) established. 

For students, the PIN is issued automatically with their Library Accounts when they enroll in classes.  Student PINs are set by default to the last four (4) digits of their Social Security Numbers (SSN).*

*International students or others who may not have a SSN, please "Ask Us!" for more details on how to set up a PIN.  In most cases, your PIN is automatically set to be the same password that you used the first-time you logged into Student Space.  

Rio Grande faculty and staff MUST complete a Facutly/Staff Registration Form to set up a Library Account and PIN.  This form is usually given to all new employees when they're first hired and it's a one-time sign up process. 

If you have questions about Your Library Account, contact:

Deborah Thompson, Access Services Associate at 1.800.282.7201, extension 7398; or


Welcome to Davis Library's guide on Evaluating Information!

The purpose of this guide is to offer you some instruction on how to determine the quality of resources (print and digital) you find through the research process.

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