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Discover which source or database to use, how to find an article, book, ebook, or video; get citing examples and research help from a librarian.

What's in this guide?

What is a database? (video run time 2:34 min)

  • Credit: Yavapai College Library


  • Books to borrow from Northwest
  • eBooks to download chapters as PDFs for future use
  • subject terms for topics


  • Recommended search engines and keywords for finding articles


  • Online resources provided by Owens Library


  • Search by keyword 
  • Locate statistics by broad topic areas


  • Examples of references and in text citations
  • Helpful books and Web sites for references and in text citations

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  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

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