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Introduction to Research: Introduction

This is a brief introduction to research in the Library, how to decide on a research topic, how to find relevant materials and how to cite them.

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Introduction to Research

Welcome to the SMC Library's introduction to the research process.  Here you will find helpful tips and tools to help you find information resources to help you in your research. The tabs along the top of this page will show you more specific information that may assist you. If you need more library assistance, please use our Ask-a-Librarian service or come in to the Library and talk to us at the Reference Desk.

The Research Process

The Research Process

Steps in the Research Process

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This catalog provides access to printed books, the titles of periodicals, and media materials owned by Santa Monica College Library. You can search for materials on your topic by using keywords or subject headings.