TO GET TO THE COCC LIBRARY WEBPAGE:
Online encyclopedias can provide wonderful background information for your topic, making your book and articles more successful. Useful online encyclopedias for your topic are listed below. You can use these links or get to all of these from the COCC Library webpage. Go to the Resources link under Students:
Then look for the Resources by Type link. Scroll down a bit, and you’ll see the Encyclopedias and Dictionaries image. Click on it to get to our online encyclopedia collections.
OR, here’s some direct links to some of our more comprehensive resources:
Explore some other options for locating background information at COCC’s collection of online encyclopedias at http://guides.cocc.edu/resources-by-type/reference.
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES:
Get an overview of contemporary issues using these resources. You can use the links below or access these resources from the COCC Library webpage– go to our page for Current Events & Controversial Issues or use the direct links below:
TO GET SOME BOOKS, USE ONLINE CATALOGS:
Start with the COCC Barber Library Webpage.
You’ll see our basic search form on that page:
USE JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASES FOR ARTICLES:
Journal article databases let you search on your topic to locate academic, scholarly articles. The library purchases these databases for you to search–this is different from searching on Google or other “free web” search engines!
Get to COCC’s Barber Library list of databases at http://guides.cocc.edu/az.php.
You can also start with our COCC Library webpage and click on:
SPECIFIC DATABASES PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT
TO SEARCH A JOURNAL ARTICLE DATABASE:
Journal Article Database Search Hints
Why not just use Google to find your information? BECAUSE the library search tools we offer get you to the information you need fast and effectively. Library search tools such as library catalogs, databases and online encyclopedias give you FREE, FAST and FACTUAL information so that you can complete your writing research assignments!
CITING YOUR SOURCES
Barber Library offers guides and examples for citing resources in MLA, APA and other formats. Also check for citation creators within databases and online reference sources (but check for those citations for accuracy!)
HELP IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE!
Need help finding some information? Are you new to databases and want to find an article? Do you need help printing a document? The LIBRARY INFORMATION DESK on the main floor of the library is the place to go when you have a question! Here’s Barber Library’s open hours.
You can also talk with librarians 24/7 via our chat service located on the
Library webpage under the Help button:
Then you will see our easy-to-use chat form!
Or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.