Introduction to Library Research

If your research skills need improvement, this is the class for you. Concurrent enrollment in English B1A is not required.

  • 1 unit transferable (articulates with UC and CSU)
  • Can meet 2 hours a week for 8 weeks or 1 hour a week for 16 weeks
  • Improve the quality of your research papers
  • Learn the basics of research for academic courses
  • Learn the difference between a journal, an index and a magazine
  • Learn when to use the Internet ... and when to avoid it
  • Amaze your friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of how to find good stuff

Student Comments

Comments from students when asked, “Would you recommend this class to a friend?”

  • “I already have. It is very informative and well thought out.”
  • “I know how things work and I don't have to worry about being lost.”
  • “Before this class I felt like I didn't know what I was doing. Now I feel comfortable using the library.”
  • “A friend recommended this class to me and I would definitely recommend this class to a friend. It is very helpful for library research!”
  • “Yes, because there are so many valuable resources that I had no clue about.”

Questions? Contact the Reference Desk at (661) 395-4466.

Library Hours

Panorama Campus

Circulation Desk: (661) 395-4461
Reference Desk: (661) 395-4466
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Delano Campus

Delano Reference Desk: (661) 720-2015
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

BC Southwest

BC Southwest Reference Desk: (661) 396-1517
Librarians available in Room 217
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Closure days for all libraries:

  • February 16-19 (President's Day weekend
  • March 24-31 (Spring Break)