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Introduction to Research: Getting Started

A basic overview of library resources and how to begin the research process


This guide will get you started on research using HACC Library Resources

  • To find books and streaming video, use the "Books & Media" tab above
  • To find articles, use the "Databases" tab
    • Magazine articles
    • Journal articles
    • Newspaper Articles
  • For help citing your sources, use the MLA Citations or APA Citations tab

Getting Started If You Have a Controversial Topic

These databases are great starting place if your topic is controversial  in nature.

The Research Process

Research Process: Define topic; gather; locate; evaluate; cite

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Find Background Information

Before searching the catalog and our articles databases, it can be helpful to get a broad overview of your topic in an online encyclopedia or dictionary:

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