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Why the Library?


This library guide will help you with your research project for ENG 1A where you need to propose a solution to a problem affecting a community or group to which you belong.

Why the library?

When you search Google or other free search engines, you are only searching a small fraction of all of the information in existence.  There is much of the web that these search engines just cannot access.  Unlike these search engines, the library, through its online and physical collections, provides access to costly published materials, like books and articles that Google cannot provide access to, due to copyright restrictions. Published materials have gone through the expense and editing of the publishing process, which lends them a higher credibility (and expense). The college library specializes in providing you with free & efficient access to the expensive scholarly information that you need to use for academic research projects.

Examples of resources you might use for a research project:

  • Articles - find using library catalog and periodical databases
  • Books - find using the library catalog and eBook database
  • Reference - Find using library ereference databases and library catalog
  • Videos - Find using library catalog and video databases
  • Credible websites - Find using Google