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ENG089 (Prof. Claytor) North: Research and the CCAC Library

Research guide for Prof. Claytor's English 089 students.

Use the research databases listed here to find articles and other information from sources like newspapers, magazines, and reference materials. See the in-class learning objectives.

Find books, articles, videos, and more from a single search box.


Advanced Search

Use these resources during the early stages of a research project to help you identify a topic and start gathering background information.

Want to see even more databases? Check out our A-Z list where you can see all of our databases and sort them by subject area.

Welcome to the library presentation Need an overview of what's available through the CCAC Library? Check out this presentation.

View our concise MLA Style handout (PDF) and the guide to citing in-text (PDF). 

MLA Guide
MLA in text citing

Are you confused about citing sources in research papers? Do you know WHY sources need to be cited? Do you know HOW to cite in your papers? You can find answers to these questions in this StudentLingo workshop now available to CCAC students.

Understanding Plagiarism Understanding Plagiarism
Access the Understanding & Avoiding Plagiarism tutorial from the StudentLingo site at:

Reference librarians are available at each campus library to help you take advantage of the broad array of print and electronic resources available to you through the CCAC Libraries. For example, a librarian can help you:
  • Select and focus a research topic.
  • Devise an effective research strategy.
  • Locate relevant books, articles, and other information sources.
  • Evaluate the quality of resources.
  • Use research tools such as the library catalog and our many periodical databases.
  • Obtain materials not available on-campus.
  • Cite and document resources using a style guide like MLA or APA.
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Visit the reference desk at any of our library locations during regular business hours to get personalized research assistance. View our locations and hours to get started.
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Chat with one of our librarians to get library and research help. Our chat service is typically available during regular business hours.
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Prefer to contact us via text message? Text your library questions to (412) 312-3206 to get help from the library.
  Email Us
We can also be reached through email. Send your questions to

Questions will be answered within 24 hours, Monday - Friday.
  Check our FAQ
Search our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page to see if your question is covered. If it's not, get in touch with us using one of the options found on this page.
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Not on campus? Give us a call and get answers to your research questions.
Reference Desk Telephone Numbers
Allegheny 412-237-2585
Boyce 724-325-6798
North 412-369-3602
South 412-469-6374
If you want to contact a specific librarian, check our staff directory to find his or her contact information.
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Christopher Galluzzo
North Campus Library
Community College of Allegheny County
8701 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-5372

Reference Desk: (412) 369-3602

You're likely to see these librarians at the 1st floor reference desk and around the library. Don't hesitate to ask them questions!


Christine Beard


Lorraine Gess


Dawn Jackson


Veronica Milliner

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