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Helpful Research Tips

Starting a research project?

Most students start with one of the most popular databases. These open the door to thousands of journals covering most academic topics. Also check out Periodicals  A - Z.

Can't find what you need in one of the general databases?

Explore research databases or check with a librarian for help.

Not sure where to begin your research project?

Take a look at the SFCC research guides or the SCC research guides. They provide helpful research tips and tricks for topics ranging from anthropology to writing.

Finished writing a paper and wondering if you cited all your sources properly?

Check out our citation guides. You can even find a citation tool that magically formats a citation using the MLA, APA or Chicago style.