Seven Steps to Library Research: Home

A step-by-step guide to efficient research using your MSJC Library.

Library Information

Milo P. Johnson Library Home Page

Days and Hours

Monday - Thursday     8AM - 8PM
Friday                            8AM - 12PM

Contact

Information:            (951) 487-3455
Reference Desk:   (951) 487-3452

Ask A Librarian
Ask A Librarian is a 24/7 Reference Service that provides around the clock reference service by participating libraries.


Seven Steps to Effective Library Research

These steps outline a simple and effective strategy for finding information for your research paper and documenting the sources you find. Depending on your topic and your familiarity with the library, you may need to rearrange or recycle these steps. Adapt this outline to your needs. We are ready to help you at every step in your research.


Identify and Develop Your Topic

Topic Context: Find Background Information on Your Topic

Find Books

Find Articles

Find Video

Evaluate What You Find

Cite What You Find

Reference Librarian

Adrienne Walker
Contact:
951-487-3450