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Writing Research Papers: Library Resources

Resources and services at the SCC Library for writers of research papers

The SCC Library has books, articles databases, videos, and other resources which will help you learn how to write (and conduct research) for a research paper.

This guide lists resources you can use to: 

  • learn how to write a college research paper
  • choose a topic
  • conduct research
  • cite your sources
  • avoid plagiarism
  • watch video tutorials about the writing process
  • get research help from the library

To get help with the actual writing of your paper, contact SCC Tutoring Services where tutors will assist you on-ground and online:

  • on the Spokane campus (in building 1, room 1220 )
  • eTutoring 

Books, eBooks, & Videos

Use the Library Catalog to find books & videos on all topics. Use library databases to find ebooks.

         Try a subject search on your topic:

  • Written communication
  • Report writing - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Research - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Academic writing - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Plagiarism

Books that check out are on the library 2nd floor.

Reserve books are held behind the check-out desk. You can use them in the library only.