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The Research Process: A Guide for OCC Students: Step 2: Locate Information

This guide will walk you through the research process for a standard research paper.

Locating Information

Before starting your research, it's important to understand the types of information sources available. They include:

To create the most effective and efficient searches, utilize the search strategies listed under step 2f.

Off-Campus Access

Use the same login that you use for MyOCC, Canvas, and your OCC email to login to the library's online resources.

If you have trouble logging in, please email us, use the chat button below, or call us at 714-432-5885 during open hours. You may also visit our off campus login instructions website.

Search the Library

This search box will allow you to search OCC Discovery. It includes physical and online books, videos, and articles from most library databases. More information here.


Using OCC Discovery