Not finding what you need?
Having trouble using the library databases?
Then it’s probably time to ask a librarian for some help.
Tim Aman, SCC Librarian
The purpose of this research guide is to help students in Christina Momono's ESL class find credible and academic information sources. This guide will suggest useful sources, search techniques and evaluation methods for researching your topic.
LIBRARY RESEARCH DATABASES
Scholarly Encyclopedias - concise, general background information; articles often written by experts who are university professors
History - useful for historical figures like presidents and political leaders
Try limiting your Google search to a particular domain (such as .edu or .gov which are restricted domains). You may find more reliable information. Here are a couple of search examples:
Nelson Mandela biography site:.edu
George Washington biography site:.gov