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St. Clair County Community College Library

How to Navigate the Library

This guide provides an introduction to library resources and how to find, evaluate, use, and cite them.

Why Use a Library Research Guide?

There are many great reasons to use a research guide when studying or researching!

 

7 reasons to use library research guides

Library research guides help you find scholarly information on your topic

The librarians at SC4 have created research guides for different topics and classes that can help you find information for your papers and projects.  An alphabetic list of the guides is available on the library homepage.

 

 

Mouse over search to library research guides

 

How to use the guides

Let's say that you are in the Criminal Justice program and have an assignment to find some scholarly sources of information for a paper, you might consult the Criminal Justice Library Research Guide for help.  There are tabs across the top that help you find additional information, such as government websites, such as the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice, that provide statistical information.  Note also the user-friendly URLs for the library research guides.

Check out these research guides by clicking on the links below.

Examples of topic guides:

U.S. Civil Rights

Race, Gender, & Religious Discrimination in the U.S.

Human Trafficking 

Creative Writing 

ENG 102 Research Topics 

Literary critiques & information about authors   

Examples of course guides:

Art 101 Drawing 

ENG 102 Research Topics 

Nursing   

Psychology 180   

Examples of other helpful guides: 

MLA Citation Style Format 

Annotated Bibliographies