How can I get help with my research?
A librarian is available for in-person research help at the 2nd floor Research Help Desk during SCC Library open hours.
The LRCCD Libraries offer 24/7 chat reference. Outside our business hours, this service is staffed by an international team of professional librarians. You can chat with a librarian for guided help, and they can connect you with online resources that 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.
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.
For a structured approach to starting your research, you can take PILOT, our self-paced, Canvas-based library research tutorials. PILOT topics include:
- What Is Research?
- Getting Started with Research
- OneSearch Basics
- Evaluating and Selecting Sources
- Fact-Check: Understanding Misinformation and Disinformation
- Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism