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Welcome to MVCC Library Research Guides

These guides will help you get started on your research. They are designed to help you plan your research, find materials, and cite your sources! If you need help, please check our FAQ page or contact us!

Guides to Get Started

Search Like a Librarian how-to guide

Search Like a Librarian!

Ten search tips that will have you finding and evaluating sources like the pros!

Identify scholarly sources research guide

Identify Scholarly and Non-Scholarly Periodicals

See the differences between scholarly and non-scholarly periodicals.

Primary vs. Secondary Sources research guide

Find Primary and Secondary Sources

What are primary and secondary sources? Where can you find them?

Evaluate sources research guide

Evaluate Sources

Learn how to decide whether a source is credible, and worthy of being used in your assignment.


Search Almost Everything

Ready to search for sources? This search box searches almost every resource in the library, from books on the shelf to articles in the databases. 

Find a Research Guide for Your Course

Librarians have created research guides with tips for some popular courses and assignments. See if there's one for your course here!

Library FAQs

Search our FAQs or contact a librarian.
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