At Long Beach City College you have access to academic resources.
Your professors will often ask that you use these resources in your research.
These resources can include books, peer reviewed articles, and other media.
Information in the LBCC Library will be in a few places.
Use this Research Guide to learn about the services at the library and how you can access those resources for your research.
The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and databases allow searching by keyword, author, title, journal title, subject, as well other advanced option located on the advanced search page. Additional tips:
When doing author or title searches in online catalog there are few things to keep in mind:
KEYWORD searching is very useful for combining different concept into one search, for restricting searching to geographic areas, and for identifying unfamiliar Library of Congress subject headings, especially from known catch-phrases. To make a search more precise you can limit the searching to specific fields. Keep flexible in your searches, using broader of different terms, when your results are small, and narrower terms when results are large and include irrelevant title.
To search the online catalog by keyword, enter essential keywords preceded by the "plus" sign; enter phrase searches in "quotes," or enter phrase searches in "parenthesis," + to mark an essential term, * to mark an important term, or ? to truncate a word. Command searches allow adding Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT to keyword searches as shown below