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Library Research Guides

Deaf Culture & ASL: Home

An introduction to finding resources in the library and online to assist with Deaf Culture & ASL Studies research.


This guide contains information to help you conduct research on Deaf Studies and American Sign Language (ASL). Use the tabs above to learn how to find, evaluate, and cite different types of resources. This page contains information about using the ARC Library. The librarians at ARC are available to help you with your research, so please do not hesitate to contact us directly or make an appointment for assistance. 

Where to Begin:


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Library Information

The American River College Boettcher Library

Boettcher Library

The Boettcher Library is located in the center of campus near the Student Center and Welcome and Support Center. See the Campus Map for its exact location. 

Research Help Desk

The Research Help Desk, located in the back, right corner from the main entrance of the library, is staffed by a librarian during regular business hours. Please stop by or call (916) 484-8458 for assistance with your library questions. If you need lengthier research help, it is recommended that you make a research appointment

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Research Help Chat

Chat online with a librarian 24/7!

Research Appointments

Research Appointments

Personalized assistance from an ARC librarian. Currently available over the phone or Zoom. 

Contact a Librarian

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More information on how to contact the library. 

This guide was updated by Sarah Davis in Summer 2020.