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Computer Business Technology (CBTE)

includes keyboarding, Microsoft Office, Internet, Web Design, Records Management

Computer Business Technology (CBTE)



The Information Technology department's Computer Business Technology program at San Diego City College is available to students interested in upgrading computer skills for college success and/or employment in business office environments. This guide will help you get started finding information in these areas, including books, articles, web sites, and media materials.

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See also other library research guides related to Information Technology: 

Start Research Here!

Search Tips:

*OneSearch doesn't show you everything! Some databases, like those from EBSCO, are not included so you will need to search them separately.

  • To find Books, e-books and reference materials --> Use SDCCD Books+, A-Z Databases, or OneSearch
  • To find Textbooks for your class--> Use Course Reserves
  • To find Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers --> Use A-Z Databases, EBSCO Articles, or OneSearch
  • To find Periodicals by title --> Use Journal Finder or OneSearch
  • To find Videos and media --> Use Videos link, A-Z Databases (choose Films on Demand, Swank, or Kanopy), or OneSearch

Terms to Try

Use these terms in the Advanced Search of OneSearch or SDCCD Books+ to find resources in the SDCC Library. See sample search below.

Commercial correspondence Keyboarding Microsoft
Records Management Small Business Web Sites--Design


Sample: How to do an Advanced Search in SDCCD Books+ 

Advanced Search Screenshot


1. Select SDCCD Books +

2. Select Subject from the dropdown menu

3. Type in a term

4. Click the Search button to get results

The Research Process

See these guides for more detailed information on how to do library research:

**Remote Access Guidelines

Access to Library Resources from Off-Campus Locations

How the login system works: You are automatically eligible only if you are currently taking a class or teaching a class.

  • Students: When you click on a database link or an e-book, you will be prompted for your student email address and your mySDCCD password. You must be currently taking at least one City College class and have fully paid your tuition and fees in order to log in. If you are having problems with your login, please email

  • Staff: You are not automatically added to the system from PeopleSoft. To request a login, or if you are having problems logging in, email

  • Faculty: You are automatically added to the system from PeopleSoft if you are teaching in the current semester/session. If your status is different, or you are having problems with your login, please email

Common issues: 

  • Some databases require that your browser be set to accept all cookies.

  • Security software may interfere with a database's user authentication protocol. You may have to temporarily disable it in order to connect to a database.

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