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SEM 105 - Using the CCAC Library: Resources for Students

About the Library

The CCAC Library maintains a variety of learning spaces, information tools, and personalized services to help students navigate our rich collections.

This page provides examples of the types of resources that students can access through the Library.

Help is Available!

Use the links below to find our locations and explore our help options.

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Not on campus? Give us a call:

Allegheny: 412.237.2768

Boyce: 724.325.6798

North: 412.369.3602

South: 412.469.6374

Get in-person help at any of our library locations.
Library website

Visit the CCAC Library website to access the online and print collections that are available for research. You can also use it to find our locations and to get research help from our team of librarians.

academic journals

Students can search and find academic journals in our collections that include millions of articles.

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books and ebooks

Access 200,000+ books and ebooks from the Library.

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Background research

Just getting started with a topic? Explore background information from our reference collections to help jump-start your research.

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Citing Resources

The Library maintains resources for a variety of citation styles like MLA and APA to help students cite sources used in their projects.

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Career Resources

Use our career research tools to learn about occupations, educational requirements, earnings potential, similar occupations, and future possibilities.

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Many of our news sources are updated daily and include regional, national, and international sources.

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Our magazine collections cover almost any topic and are not overly academic or research-oriented.

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Current Events

We make researching current events easier with tools that help students find great sources for pro/con topics.

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Diversity Resources

Find information from diverse publications and viewpoints in our books, articles, and video collections.

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Subject guides

Interested in learning about sources for your major? The Library's Subject Guides bring together research tools that are helpful for specific disciplines like history, nursing, and psychology.

See some of our popular guides:

CORI: Cycle of Researching Information

The CORI collection of information literacy tutorials can help you develop and improve your knowledge and usage of information. Each module includes short videos and topic explanations.

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Trades programs

Access unique collections and resources for trades programs.

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Streaming Videos

Thousands of academic and popular videos are available in several of our streaming collections.

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In the current era of technology, it can sometimes be difficult to discern what is truth, what is opinion, and what is categorically false without knowing the more about the source.

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