To ensure you’re citing academic, scholarly and free (!) resources, start your research using Barber Library resources!
Protip: You will be asked for your 820# and last name if you’re not at the library.
Books, Articles, DVDs, Technology, Images, Music, Audio Books, Course Materials–there are so many items available at the library that can be accessed immediately right from your computer or can be requested sent directly to your campus!
Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL)–the Barber Library owns thousands of items, but we can’t own everything! Can’t find what you’re looking for? Fear not! We can request the item be sent directly to your campus from libraries all over the world! Create an ILL account today using your COCC network username and password!
Reference Services–Even if you’re not on campus, you have access to the knowledge of COCC’s librarians 24/7! You can email or phone us when we’re open, or speak with a live librarian regardless of the hour using our chat service. We can assist you in coming up with a research topic, fine tuning your keywords, crafting those pesky citations, etc.
Where can you find all these amazing resources? Start at the Barber Library website: www.cocc.edu/library
Unlike Google, where you have one search bar to find everything Google has to offer, you have to go to different places to find different things. It can be helpful as it will immediately give you more precise results, but it also can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin! Here’s a quick guide to get you started:
For your WR121 assignment, click on the Resources by Subject icon to see databases picked by librarians specifically for a subject that appeals to you!