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Seven Steps to Library Research: Home

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

Library Information

Library Hours

In-Person

9:00am-6:00pm    Monday-Thursday

Online*

9:00am-7:00pm Monday-Thursday
8:00am-12:00pm  Friday

*After hours, librarians from other libraries are standing by to help you. MSJC librarians will follow up if you need more help.


General questions?

Call 951-346-2292

Text 951-783-4977


Locations

Menifee Valley Campus Library 
800 Building - 2nd Floor

San Jacinto Campus Library 
300 Building

Temecula Valley Campus Library
1st Floor - Room TA-107

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

Online Help from Peer Research Assistants (PRAs)

PRA Appointment CalendarChat with a Peer Research Assistant to get one-on-one research help from one of your peers. If PRAs are offline, you can make an appointment!