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Build Research Skills

Back your writing with solid research.

Your paper, presentation or project will be improved when you use good information to support your position.  Always seek assistance from the library staff when you have questions about library material.  We will help you learn the steps needed to evaluate and cite these resources so that you can earn a higher grade!

Basic Research Process

Database Tutorials  - Updated!


Grolier ProQuest   

     eBooks through EBSCO

Kentucky Virtual Library - Worldcat   SIRS Researcher 

     Films on Demand 

NewsBank Voyager

Call Numbers and the Library of Congress Classification System

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Style Guide Explanations - Citation Guides - Updated!

     APA - 6th Edition          MLA 7th Edition          Chicago - 16th Edition

Evaluating Resources:  Which book should I use?

HCC's Information Literacy eCommunity in Blackboard 

  • Offers simple lessons for many research techniques.
  • Offers quizzes to help you track your progress.
  • Offers audio files to help you with the learning process.
  • First time users should follow these enrollment instructions.

Resource Guides

  • Our resource guides list suggested books, databases, audio-visual materials and websites for each HCC academic program including nursing, clinical laboratory, business, dental hygiene, industrial maintenance, etc.