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What kind of library research help is available for students while the campus is closed?

24/7 Chat Reference

Our library offers 24/7 chat reference, which is available in the "Contact Us" section of this page. There's also a link on the library's home page and inside OneSearch.

Virtual or Phone Research Appointments

If you need in-depth research help, please go online to request a research appointment and a librarian can set up a phone call or virtual call through Zoom to work with you further.

Email a Librarian

If your request for information isn't urgent, you can email a librarian. We'll respond to emails within 24 to 48 hours. Email the librarians at:

library@losrios.libanswers.com

Online Research Guides

Online research guides can also help you get started on your next assignment. Browse the guides by subject, course, or instructor to find recommended research strategies, books, databases, websites, and more. Some popular research guides:

Online Library Tutorials

If you are completely new to research, you can take our self-paced, online library research tutorials in Canvas.

Topics include:

  1. What is Research

  2. Getting Started with Research

  3. OneSearch Basics

  4. Evaluating & Selecting Sources

  5. Avoiding Plagiarism & Citing Sources

  6. MLA Style for Community College Researchers

  7. APA Style for Community College Researchers

More Information

Also check our research guide for more information about library services during the closure.