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Library Resources

Quick tips for finding books:

  • Use keywords and subject terms
  • Think about the topics your instructor has discussed in class
  • Write down all the ideas that come to mind when you think about your topic
  • Ask the Librarian

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Instructions for accessing the databases

To access the databases, click on the database you would like to use, then login using your LoLA username and password when prompted.

Click here to access WorldCat.

WorldCat is a union catalog of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories. Search here to find books that are not available at the CLTCC BobCat Library.

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Types of sources

There are several major types of information sources available in print and electronic form through the CLTCC Library.

  • Books  | can provide an indepth historical information about any topic. These include e-Books, Open Access Books, print books and Creative Commons e-books.
  • Reference Books | covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, historical and biographical sketches, background or overviews, and statistical data.
  • Articles journals, magazines, and newspapers (periodicals) are integral sources for current reviews, research, and criticism on recently published works.
  • Web Sites | The internet provides a vast array of good information from reputable organizations, professional associations, government entities, and scholars. Some sites are considered unreliable and unscholarly.