Research Tips

How to Use the Beam Library Site

Often the first step in research is determining what materials the OC library may have on the topic. To do this, use the library's website:

How to Research on the Web

The Internet can often provide helpful background information or suggest the relevant sources for your topic. However, you must know the correct search terms and be able to evaluate the sources you find. Not every Internet source is valuable or accurate.

How to Research on Ebsco Databases

Through the Beam Library, OC students have access to Ebsco databases, which provide countless scholarly articles for your research. By knowing just a few tricks for using these databases, you can find many great sources for your paper or project.

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