Research Resources

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  1. First Things
  2. What is Research?
  3. Start on the Web?
  4. Encyclopedias
  5. Books
  6. Magazines & Journals
  7. Audio-Visual
  8. Web Resources
  9. Review
  10. Quiz
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Last revised 2/8/06


    Research graphic Choosing Research Resources

    The First Thing You Need to Know

    • Library staff are here to help.

      • Reference librarians are experts in understanding how information is organized and what techniques will get you to the information you need.

      • Reference services may be obtained in-person at the library, by phone at 361/698-1311 during regular library hours, or by email.
        • Email questions may be sent to the library 24 hours a day / 7 days per week. Reference librarian replies generally are made in less than 24 hours.

      • Reference librarians will give you assistance in choosing resources and choosing search terms as well as guidance throughout the research process. However, reference librarians won't do the research for you.

      • Reference librarians give research assistance and general guidance in the research paper process. The Del Mar College Stone Writing Center gives more extensive research paper assistance, such as giving more detailed writing guidance and tutoring.