How This Guide Can Help You
Welcome to the Freshman 101 research guide! After exploring this guide, we hope you will:
- Be comfortable enough to use the library catalog and find books and journals in the library
- Understand what databases are and how to use them
- Understand what a peer-reviewed article is and how to identify one
- Know what help, study spaces and technology are available to you in the library
The tabs along the top will help you complete your research.
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Where Can I Find More Help for my Research?
Come to the Research Help Desk in room 111 of the Kennedy Library, where a student LibRAT or librarian can help with any question you have!
Call the Research Help Desk at (805) 756-2649.
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Make a personal appointment to meet with your College Librarian.
Consult the Kennedy Library FAQ page.
For help writing your paper you can contact the The Writing Center.
You can call the Circulation Desk for basic library information at (805) 756-5760.
For the many ways to access help, including chat, click on ASK.
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Robert E. Kennedy Library