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 Chat with a librarian

Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm                               
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-10pm                      

 Research tutorials

​Browse the catalog for a book (Book tutorial.pdf)
Browse the catalog for an eBook (eBook tutorial.pdf)
Select and search a database (Database tutorial.pdf)                            
Chat with a librarian (LibChat tutorial.pdf)                  

 Citation help

Citation tutorials:                   
8th edition MLA PowerPoint (MLA8 Slides.pptx)                                
7th edition APA PowerPoint (APA7 Slides.pptx)        
Additional help can be found via the chat feature​ or PurdueOWL  ​              

 Research Guides

​​CCC librarian curated research guides ​by subject


Definitions of research related terms:

Cat​alog: List of library owned or accessible materials.
Database: Searchable collection of data and information often organized by content or subject type.                   
Peer-review: Articles written by professionals in the field and read by experts before publication in scholarly journals.
Primary source: Material created at the time of an event by someone who was there. Examples: letters, diary entries, photographs, video, interviews, news reports, etc.                     
Secondary source: Material created after an event using and analyzing primary sources or discussing non-original work. Examples: books, articles, essays, documentaries, etc.