What do I do if I need help with my research?

Chat Reference

The Los Rios Libraries offer 24/7 chat reference. You can chat with a librarian for guided help, and they can connect you with online resources to meet your needs. If you need in-depth research help, please request a research appointment and a librarian can set up a virtual call through Zoom to work with you further.

Research Guides

Online research guides will 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.


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.

Answered By: Megan Ozeran
Last Updated: May 19, 2020 Views: 78