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Research Guide

This guide has been created to provide quick access to resources that support the research process.

Search Strategies

Clark, S. (2016, Jan 20). Online research: Tips for effective research strategies [Video].

Ennis, K. (2009, October 20). Search engine vs. research database for college research [Video]. YouTube.

Oviatte Library. (2013, September 9). Research therapy: Types of information sources [Video]. YouTube.

Searching for Information

Searching for information is perhaps the most lengthy step of the research process. A good research paper incorporates different types of sources (i.e. periodical literature, encyclopedias, books, videos, statistical information, Internet sources, etc.) and demonstrates that an effective information search has been conducted.

Library staff can assist you throughout the entire research process.

You can use our databases, e-books and streaming video collections off-site by logging in with your w# and password (the same login information you use for your NSCC email).


Library Services provides access to over 87,000 periodicals and journals, 28,000+ of which are online. Search Journals A-Z for your title.

Google Scholar is a freely accessible search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.