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Information Literacy: Research Paper Step I

An Information Literate Student is a Successful Student

Short and Easy Tutorials

In this guide you will find videos and  tutorials to help navigate our library's many resources.  The following quick, interactive tutorials are a great place to start:

BCC Specific Tutorial - Introducing The BCC Online Catalog  -  NEW

BCC Specific Tutorial - Finding eBooks using eBook Central -NEW

BCC Specific Tutorial - Using Database Concept Maps To Find And Narrow Topics and Articles.  - NEW

BCC Specific Tutorial - How To Search For Articles.    -NEW

BCC Specific Tutorial - Searching Our Science Databases.  -NEW

Reflection Exercise Companion To The Tutorials Above   (Best viewed at 67%.  On the upper right side the symbol   and then click the --sign next to the word Zoom.  Set it at 67%)



Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research - Ohio State University

Choosing & Using Sources - A detailed research guide from Ohio State University.  (This is used in some BCC English classes) - Open Source Text

Full Book:   View Web Version   |   Download PDF   |   Download ePub/iBook   |   Download

The Research Process Video

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Yes, You Can Write a Research Paper!

Welcome! This guide will help you with the hardest part of research: Getting started. If you thought "How do I do that?" when your professor announced it in class, this guide is for you.

Just click on the triangle in the tab marked "The Research Paper Step I" above, and scroll down to find the topic you need. Topics are arranged by steps in the research and writing process.

If you need help, come to the library and ask one of our friendly librarians for assistance, or click on the chat box to the right, when the green box says "Available."

We Are Here To Help

Sometime you need a little help to get you over the research hurdle.  Contact us to set up appointment for one-on-one instruction or help on researching at   You can also call us up, or chat with us in chat box to the right.  We are:

Karen Carreras-Hubbard,  Coordinator of Library Services - 413-236-2153

Andrea Robare - Reference Librarian - 413-236-2152

The Reference Desk - 413-236-2157

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