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CSS101: College Success Strategies (Kenney): Library Orientation

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BCC librarians are available to help you with your research. We provide guidance in locating information and using resources available through the library and on the internet.

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If a librarian is online, use the window above to chat live. A librarian is available to chat during normal business hours.

You can also use our off-line form, and a librarian will email you back with answers and suggestions. You will receive a reply within 2 business days.

What's within these pages

With the rapid proliferation of online information, college students need libraries now more than ever. Yes, you can find lots of info from the web, but that's only scratching the surface. Academic research requires you to dig deeper: find high quality resources that are simply not available via conventional search engines, due to copyright protection. Use the web to locate general information, then use library research tools to access the full content of more in-depth materials. Use this guide to learn how! 

Please be sure to read the sub pages in this orientation, for they contain important info about accessing library tools and resources from off campus.