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INTRODUCTION to RESEARCH

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.

Introduction to Research

Welcome to the SMC Library's Introduction to Research If you need library assistance, please use our Ask-a-Librarian chat service. 

The navigation links on this site will take you to the following sections of this Library Research Guide. 

  • Home: Choosing a topic, writing a research paper, avoiding plagiarism.
  • Books: Locate both print books and E-books available from the SMC Library.
  • Citations APA Style: References, sample citations, hanging indents.
  • Citations MLA Style: Works cited, sample citations, hanging indents.
  • Databases: Find scholarly and non-scholarly articles in the library collection.
  • Video Tutorials and Workshops: Watch videos on research skills and database searching.
  • WebsitesEvaluating websites.
  • Help: Chat with a librarian for further assistance.

Library Website

OneSearch

OneSearch

Library Databases


Library Databases

The library databases include content from: magazines, newspapers, and academic journals:

Begin: library.smc.edu.

Select DATABASES.

Select ALL DATABASES