at the College of Charleston North Campus & Lowcountry Graduate Center

Research Resources

These tutorials are for your convenience. Remember to contact the librarian for personal assistance at any time via your links to the right of the screen.

 ARE YOU…

…beginning your research?

College of Charleston Guide for Starting Your Research
Types of Resources: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (pdf)

You might want to begin your research with a three-pronged approach: look for resources using natural language in a source like Google Scholar; look in your library’s resources, and use research guides when available (CofC, Citadel, USC)  look at your library’s list of databases (CofC, Citadel, USC).

But it all begins with a research question. Learn more about forming a research question.

ARE YOU…

...ready to begin gathering journal articles? For any suggested databases, use the subject or research guides for your library, or contact your librarian for help, or look for the HELP feature within the database.

…ready to learn how to use keywords in a database? This tutorial, given by a “research sock,” also highlights useful database features.

…a student in Social Work?

Social Work suggested resources from USC

Searching the U.S. Census (steps for American Factfinder)

…a Technical Project Management student?

try select databases provided by the Citadel: Science Direct, Lexis Nexis, or Business Resources Complete.

…a Graduate student?

Learn how to create an EBSCO account (no audio)

...an Undergraduate student?

Learn the difference between scholarly and popular sources

Search Academic Search Complete

 …needing other research help?

Call numbers, Library of Congress.
Finding a book in the College of Charleston Addlestone Library

Understanding the parts of a citation (Module 4)

Search more effectively using Boolean Searching? (Using and, or, not and other operators to refine your search)
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/ref/flash/Boolean.html