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Research 101

Research 101 Video advice to help with any research assignment

CPCC Library Databases - Where should you start your research? ProQuest Central: A large and robust database. A great place to start most research. Opposing Viewpoints: Great for argument papers or speeches, especially on social issues. Credo Reference: Excellent source of encyclopedia and dictionary background information. Newsbank: Perfect for gathering info about news events and for investigating local, national, and international viewpoints. Films on Demand: A large collection of many different types of educational videos.

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ProQuest Central Access Now
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Access Now
Credo Reference Access Now
Newsbank Access Now
Films on Demand Access Now
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CPCC Citation Guide Always check your citations. Get help here with APA or MLA citations. View sample references, in-text citations, and papers with proper formatting.
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ProQuest Central (2:43)

ProQuest Central

A large and robust database. A great place to start most research.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (2:03)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Great for argument papers or speeches, especially on social issues.

Credo Reference (3:49)

Credo Reference

Excellent source of encyclopedia and dictionary background information.

Additional Help Videos

 

Newsbank (3:15) & Using Newsbank to find topics (2:31)

Newsbank

Perfect for gathering info about news events and for investigating local, national, and international viewpoints.

Our most recommended database for news articles has several good tools to help you choose a topic.

Films on Demand (3:53)

Films on Demand

A large collection of many different types of videos including documentaries, lectures, interviews, performances, and more.

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