Click each item's “Access” button to open and view it in a new window. If you are off-campus, you will be taken to the CCAC login page to sign in.
Tutorials will have navigation links across the top that you will use to advance through the pages. They
will look similar to this:
After completing the tutorial, close the browser tab or window to return back to this page.
Print and eBooks cover virtually any topic, fact or fiction. For research purposes, you will probably be looking for books that synthesize all of the information on one topic.
Use a Book
Reference and Overview sources contain brief, factual articles on many subjects and are often found in encyclopedias. These articles are useful to explore a topic when getting started with research.
There are two types of encyclopedias -- general and subject. General encyclopedias provide overviews on a wide variety of topics. Subject encyclopedias contain entries focusing on one field of study.
Use Reference & Overview Sources
Magazines publish articles on topics of popular interest and current events. The articles are written by journalists and are for the general public.
Use a Magazine
Examples of Magazines
Journal articles are written by scholars in an academic or professional field. A peer reviewed process or editorial board reviews the articles to decide whether or not they should be published. Journal articles may cover very specific topics or narrow fields of research.
Use a Journal
Examples of Journals
Newspapers provide updated articles about current events and are a good source for local information.
Use a Newspaper
The Web allows access to information from news sites, organizations, and government agencies. One of the main features of the web is the open access to information
Examples of Web Addresses
Videos and media clips can include full feature length films, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos.
Watch a video or media clip: