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Library Research Guides

POLS 301 (online) - Professor Chan (Fall 2020): Welcome!


Hello! My name is Karen McCoy, and I designed this guide to help you with research.

One of the most important pieces of information I'd like you to remember is that I, and all of the other librarians at ARC, are available to assist you with any questions you have about any part of the research process. You can click on the "Contact a Librarian" box below to call or email any one of us.  You can also make a Research Appointment with us by clicking on the icon below and following the prompts.

If you are new to the research process or if you'd like to brush up on your research skills, I recommend you complete the What is Research Tutorial and the Getting Started with Research Tutorial.  These tutorials were designed by Los Rios librarians for Los Rios students, so you'll be able to apply what you learn to all of the resources in our libraries.

If you have a research related question that you'd like to connect with a librarian about, here are a few options for you:

  • Use the 24/7 Chat with a Librarian global service. 
  • Call the Research Help Desk (916-484-8458) and leave a message.  A librarian will call you back within 24 hours (Mon - Fri).

You can also email me at: 

Happy Searching!

Research Appointments

Research Appointments

Library Tutorials

If you are unfamiliar with the research process or want to brush up on your skills, please complete the Library's What is Research Tutorial and the Getting Started with Research Tutorial.  Each of these tutorials will take 15-30 minutes to complete.  You can also receive a certificate of complete if you score 75% or higher!

NOTE:  To login from off-campus, you will need your eServices username (w+student ID) and password. 

Contact a Librarian

Contact a Librarian!

You can call us and a librarian will answer your call during regular business hours.  You can also email us, and we'll respond within 24 hours (Monday-Friday) when school is in session. 

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