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How Do I Get Research Help?

How Do I Get Research Help?

Get help with my research?
Decide which database to use?
Cite my sources?

Get help with my research?

Reference services are intended primarily for STCC students, faculty, and staff. We respond to inquiries from the general public as staff time permits.

  • Visit the reference desk
  • Call the reference desk at 755-4549
  • Ask a Librarian to email a reference librarian

Decide which database to use?

Consult the Databases by Title list, Databases By Subject list, or our Subject Research Guides. If you are still unsure, you can use any of the methods above, including Ask a Librarian to get personal help - tailored to your topic - from a librarian.

Cite my sources?

Citations help readers determine where you got  your information. When you cite a source, another researcher can consult the same source for more or different information. Plagiarism is a form of theft, so make sure you aren't guilty of stealing another person's work by citing your information sources correctly.

  • This Citing Sources guide offers lots of tools to help with your citation work. 
  • Style guides will also help. Ask for these at the Research Help Desk: 

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers   Call # Ref LB2369 .G53 2009

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Call # Ref BF 76.7 .P83 2009