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  • A great place to look for background information
  • Preferred over Wikipedia articles by your instructors
  • Comes with properly formatted citations for your bibliography!


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  • Search for books, ebooks, and streaming video, plus DVDs and CDs
  • Use the ISBN from books, DVDs, and CDs to add them to your bibliography in Noodlebib.
  • YCCC doesn't have it?  Learn how to request materials from other Minerva libraries.  
  • Like ebooks and audiobooks? Try Maine's Cloud Library for popular ebooks and audiobooks.


Try Ebsco Academic Search Complete or browse our complete list of research databases by subject

Academic Search Complete
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  • Free access to full-text scholarly journal articles, as well as magazine and newspaper articles.
  • Learn how to read a scholarly article HERE.

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Subject guides are a great way to jumpstart your research with librarian-recommended resources.  Save time searching and get high quality resources, guaranteed!


Or try one of our course guides.  These guides are designed for specific assignments in specific classes.


In order to fully acknowledge the authors and works that contributed to your research and to avoid plagiarism, you must cite your sources correctly and completely in your paper, using the "citation style" recommended by your professor.

YCCC uses two citation styles: MLA for classes in the humanities (English, literature, music, art, etc.) and APA for classes in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, etc.). The resources below will help you create bibliographies in either citation style.

How to use Noodlebib, the online bibliography generator

More Helpful Resources

Library DIY: Online research help when you need it!

Computer-Skills-For-Students - E & S Computers Videos

IELTS General Training Volume 1 Reading Practice Test 1 Handouts & brochures

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