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Related: Databases A to Z, Subject and Class Guides

Use your library card to access these library resources from any computer with an Internet connection. Need to get a library card? Forgot your card number or password?

Find Articles

Where to Look

The best place to look for articles is in databases.

Library Databases Video Tutorial

What is a Library Database? (6 minute video from CLIP, closed captioning available)

Construct Your Search

Tips on how to use keywords and boolean operators for searching databases.

General Interest vs. Scholarly

Scholarly articles are usually written by experts for other experts and tend to be technical and contain professional language. General interest articles are written for the general public and are less technical.

Search by Magazine Title

Looking for a specific magazine or journal? This search tells you which database to find it in.

Find Books

Where to Look

Library Catalog

Find books, ebooks and media

EBL Ebook Library

Full-text online books covering a broad array of subjects

WorldCat

Search millions of books on all topics

  • Choose Request Item through Interlibrary Loan to request items

Doing Research

Begin Your Search Tutorial (University of California Irvine Libraries)

What is research? How to pick a good topic? These are short tutorials on beginning your research, with brief quizzes to test your knowledge.

Cite Your Sources

Comprehensive information on how to format your paper and create citations.

Evaluate Information

Think critically! Remember, anyone can put anything on the Internet.

Interlibrary Loan (Borrow From Other Libraries)

If CGCC doesn't have the book or article you want, you can request it from another library.

Research Tips

Tips on finding useful information.