Research & Help: Select a Topic
Ready to Research? Where to Start?
We look forward to meeting you in person, by email or virtually. Our goal is to introduce you to the best sources of information from databases on almost any topic!
Click the pulldown arrow and select a topic or course you want to research!
OR start with the BEST BETS listed below:
eLibrary Curriculum (Tutorial)
A smaller database that includes biographies, NPR, news and TV transcripts, magazines, and e-books. One of the best sources for pictures since it includes many Getty Images. Includes charts, graphs, and short video clips.
Student Research Center BEST BET for Hot Topics!
Includes articles, pictures, biographies, country reports, news, transcripts, and e-books, photos and maps.
Academic Search Complete TIP: Best for getting both scholarly and popular!
Articles from over 4,000 newspapers and magazines. TIP: click CHOOSE DATABASES (above the search box) and then click "select all > ok" to search over 10,000 publications!
The DATABASES tab offers a longer list of databases to choose from.
Search for Books & More!
Ask A Question
Feel free to ask for help!
Choosing "El Centro" from the list of campuses will ensure that a librarian familiar with your assignment will assist you.
OR Call: 214.860.2174
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APA, MLA or Chicago
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Password = last name