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Get an overview of what’s available on your topic

  • Library search: PCC Library Search can connect you to books, videos, music and more from PCC Library. The following tutorial describes how to use Library Search to find and request material from PCC Library: Searching PCC Library.
  • Google Scholar: is a search engine from Google focused on scholarly literature. Results can include articles, theses, books, abstracts. Learn more about how to search Google Scholar.
  • Online Encyclopedias: provide introductory information on a variety of topics and give you a good jumping-off point for research on your chosen topic.

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Find the right article database to start from

  • Articles and databases: databases available through PCC Library connect you with scholarly and popular articles on a variety of topics.
  • Research guides: are collections of databases and other resources put together by PCC librarians to help you do research on many different subjects and topics.

Find an opinion piece or newspaper editorial on my topic

  • Opposing Viewpoints: is a one-stop source for information on current social issues. It includes viewpoint articles on both sides of an issue, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full text magazine and newspaper articles.