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How to Find Books

Looking for books? Try these resources:
  • Library Catalog: Use the Library Catalog to find books at CGCC or within the Sage Library System.
  • EBL ebook Library: Ebook Central is CGCC's primary ebook provider. Search this database for downloadable books.
  • WorldCat: Use WorldCat to search beyond CGCC to request interlibrary loans.
See our Can I Read eBooks on my Portable Device? page for technical help.

How to Find Articles

The best place to look for articles is in our databases.
(What's a database? See this 6 minute video from CLIP to find out.)
To explore our databases, start by using these tips to construct your search. If you're looking for a specific magazine or journal, you can also search for the right database here.
Be aware that the content you find may be geared toward different audiences:
  • 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. 
Find out how to tell the difference here.

Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

While you're searching, be sure to select 'Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan' to ask for items. If CGCC doesn't have what you want, you can request it from another library.

Other Research Tips

See our Research Tips page for help finding useful information.
This tutorial will show you how to apply search limiters, use citation shortcuts, and save articles to your email on Academic Search Complete. 

You Found Your Sources...Now What?

Evaluate your information. Think critically! Remember, anyone can put anything on the Internet.
Check out this guide for comprehensive information on how to format your paper and create citations.