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Research: Getting Started with Library Research

Background Sources

Encyclopedias are a great starting point for Background Researchblack and white books icon

Books and eBooks

For in-depth information on your topic find well-researched books or ebooksicon of person reading book 


Learn how and why to cite your sources.quotation marks

Search for Course Reserves

Learn how to use OneSearch to find Course Reserves.books on  computer screen

Research Help from a Librarian

1. OC Librarians are available online via Email 

2. Live virtual help at our Zoom Reference Desk

Tuesday-Thursday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

3. Live Chat with a Librarian is available 24/7, plus OC Librarians are available to chat during these hours:  

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Except May 25, Memorial Day