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Getting Started with Research: Welcome


Searching for peer-reviewed journal articles for your assignment? See NCC Library OneSearch. Limit your search to only scholarly, peer-reviewed content in Advanced Search view or click the peer review filter (looks like a gold seal) after you run a search. You may also want to search ebooks--most of which are scholarly. See how to analyze research articles.

Online Academic Sources

Our library gives you access to online academic sources (publications) such as:

These sources and many others are collected in library databases.

NCC OneSearch on the library homepage lets you search many databases at the same time.

More Resources - Websites and Digital Collections

Websites created by organizations, universities and the government can provide other credible information. You can find these pretty easily on Google although please evaluate the source for credibility and bias!

The library staff can help you find specialized digital collections including archives and primary sources. These are on the internet but not in library databases.

Ask your instructor to specify if they expect you to use only certain sources or a mix of sources.

Work with Keywords

Now see the pages about working with keywords.

Cite Your Sources

See the citation guide.

Get Help from the library and from tutors

NCC Librarian Fran Keenan would love to help you with research strategies and finding resources. 

NCC writing tutors can help you focus your writing.

Please reach out by email, chat or in person.

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