LIBRARY ORIENTATION
WITH
SHAMIKA SIMPSON

WELCOME

Act 1: We've Got Your Back

Act 2: Weird Library Science (3:48, Databases)

Act 3: The Library: Saving More Than Just Your Citations (5:49, Citations)

Act 4: Flying High at the Library (9:48)

LBCC CAMPUS MAPS

LIBRARY RESOURCES & SERVICES

FINDING THE RIGHT RESOURCE

LIBRARY WEBSITE
GATEWAY TO INFORMATION

The Library catalog can help you locate reference resources, non-fiction books, fiction books, audiovisual materials, magazines, journals, microfilm and microfiche, reserve textbooks, and articles from databases. From the Library website, click on a red box to get started.

RESEARCH JOURNAL

The research journal is a Google doc. To download the research journal, click on 1) file, 2) download as and 3) Microsoft Word.

RESEARCH PAPER TOPICS

There are many ways to select a topic for your research paper.  The most important thing to remember is to give yourself time to find a topic. Below are a few research guides that will provide a guideline to selecting a research paper topic.  

RESEARCH GUIDES

Try an online mapping tool, such as Instagrok to help find information about topics and discover resources

DATABASES

INTERNET RESOURCES

WEBSITE EVALUATION

COPYRIGHT & PLAGIARISM

CITATION GUIDES

JOURNAL THE PROCESS

During your research process you will find many sources. It is easy to lose track of sources. It is even easier to wait until the last minute to try to cite all of your sources. Waiting until the last minute can cause stress, cause you to forget what source belongs to which quote, summary or paraphrase.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

LBCC Librarians

Did I forget to mention that librarians are resources too? Well, we are here to help. If you get stuck or need clarification there are librarians at the reference desk eagerly waiting to assist you and support you during your research process. Disclaimer: Librarians will not provide you with the answers or do the work for you.

Contact Information

LAC Reference Desk:562-938-4232          LAC Circulation Desk: 562-938-4231

PCC Reference Desk: 562-938-3028         PCC Circulation Desk: 562-938-3029

GET INVOLVED

Suggest a Title

You can help us strengthen our collection and make it more relevant to your needs by suggesting an item for us to purchase. Click the button below to access the form.

Join the Book Club

Do you enjoy reading different types of books? Would you like to share your insights, thoughts, and ideas about books you read? Do you shy away from speaking in public, but would love to share about a book?  Well, the Library Book Club is for you. This hybrid book club meets in person and/or club members can join the conversation and post comments online.

To join, fill in your name below. In the message box, tell us the name(s) of your favorite book and the name(s) of a book you have been dying to read.  

Join the Library Club

Can you dedicate a few hours per week discussing Library services, study spaces, computer lab, programs or events? Would you like to act as a Library advocate and peer information mentor? Then join the club.

To join, fill in your name below. In the message box, tell us a little about yourself

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?

Post questions or comments below in the comment stream or contact Shamika Simpson directly at ssimpson@lbcc.edu.

Tackk created by Shamika Simpson, Collection Development & Outreach Librarian