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Eng 1A Guide to Research with Library Resources (Dual Enrollment)


My name is Terezita Overduin, and I am a librarian here at Chaffey. I work with other awesome Chaffey Librarians and our goal is to help you gain a better understanding of the research process and improve your research skills. Please take a moment to view the intro video and explore the rest of this guide to get you prepared for your research projects.

Chaffey Librarians are here to help!

You can ask for research help from Chaffey's team of amazing Librarians! What can a librarian help you with?

  • Finding the best keywords
  • Figuring out how to use a database
  • Tips and tricks for using Google like a PRO!
  • Figuring out how and where to start researching
  • Evaluating websites, articles, books, etc.
  • Finding scholarly sources
  • A friendly ear to bounce ideas off of
  • And more!

Quick Links

Ways to contact us

  • Email us at (Please allow 24 - 48 business hours for email responses)
  • Text us at 909-632-7508
  • Call the library at 909-652-6808 during our open hours
  • Chat with us online
  • Make an appointment with us to meet on Zoom

Our online library hours for this semester are as follows.

  • Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fridays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturdays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Check the library website for the most up to date information!

Why do research?

Because research allows you to pursue your interests, to learn something new, to sharpen your problem-solving skills and to challenge yourself in new ways. And most of all, research skills are transferable skills that will stay with you and help you find the best information for your academic, career, and personal goals. This guide contains tutorials, videos, and resources that will help you gain the knowledge to conduct proper research for your research assignments. After reviewing all the materials in this guide, you will be able to...

  • Select and develop a research topic
  • Find keywords and related words of your topic
  • Use the library databases
  • Find and evaluate scholarly sources and websites
  • Cite sources and avoid plagiarism
  • Research like a Pro!
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