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Research Help

  Click on the sections below to find the type of help you need.                


Ask a Librarian


Need some help with your research? The Daley College Library always has a librarian on hand at the reference desk to answer any question and provide assistance.

In Person Assistance

Drop by the Reference Desk

Daley College Library - Main Campus
Monday to Thursday 7:45am to 10:00pm
Friday 7:45am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm
Arturo Velazquez Institute
Monday to Thursday 7:45am to 9:00pm
Friday 7:45am to 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm


You can give us a call at:
Daley Campus: 773-838-7669
AVI satellite: 773-843-4553

A-Z list of databases by subject


This comprehensive list of databases organized by subject area can help you find additional information.

Primo does not contain all the articles available in our databases. If you can't find what you're looking for in Primo, you can always search directly in the databases. The librarians would be happy to help assist you find the right database for your needs.

Find subject guides


Find course guides

These course guides provide you with links to resources to help you research specific course assignments.
English 101 English 102
Social Science 102

Help with Citations


What's an in-text citation? How do I cite a source if there's no author? How do I format my paper? Check these guides to the most commonly used citation formats for answers.

Common Citation Formats


APA stands for the American Psychological Association. It is the citation style used in most of the social sciences and some of the natural sciences.


MLA stands for the Modern Language Association. It is the citation style most commonly used by literature and other humanities subjects.


Chicago style is created and maintained by the University of Chicago Press. It is the citation style used by historians, and some arts and humanities subjects.

Helpful Online Guides

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Purdue Owl is a great resource to help you conduct research and to properly create citations and format your paper.


Provides citation examples in a variety of citation styles. Screenshots are provided to show you where to find the information you need to build a citation.

Basics of APA Style
In this tutorial, you will learn the basic rules of APA Style.

Citation Generators​

Citation generators can create citations using the information you provide in a form. While convenient, citation generators cannot correct mistakes you make while inputting information. Always check to make sure the citation is formatted correctly.



Writing and tutoring help


Daley College's Tutoring Center offers free tutoring and academic support services to assist students in achieving academic success. Tutors are available in a wide variety of subjects to assist students through one-on-one and group tutoring sessions.​

Schedule an appointment with a tutor!

Avoid Plagiarism


Most students don't even realize when they're plagiarizing. How can you know?

Accidental Plagiarism - Don't Let it Happen to You

An online tutorial about plagiarism created by the University of Arizona Libraries.

Did I Plagiarize - The types and severity of plagiarism violations.

Check out this handy guide to learn about the different types of plagiarism violations and where they stand on the plagiarism severity spectrum.

City Colleges of Chicago Policy on Academic Honesty