Research Help

Research help and workshops are available on-site and online. For all your questions when the library is open, consult librarians at the reference desk or by phone, email or instant message.


Getting Started with Research: Research Guides

Research Guides are useful to begin the research process.  They list online and print academic sources on broad topics such as health education, film, nursing, art, psychology, etc.

Learning Research Skills: Library Workshops

Library workshops, offered online via Canvas, are one of the best ways to learn or update information research skills, also called information competency.  Information competency is a graduation requirement at CCSF.

Evaluating Information

Most information used for academic purposes should be evaluated, especially Web documents. 

Citing Information Sources

Citing information sources using a standardized citation format, such as MLA or APA, is required for responsibly using information.

Guides & Tutorials

Find easy to use, printable research guides as well as a listing of more in-depth web tutorials from other schools.