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Reference Desk

Start here for all your reference needs. Help with understanding research assignments as well as finding, evaluating, incorporating, and citing sources.

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The libraries are using a new library catalog. As we make this transition you may see changes and inconsistencies relating to both library materials and your library account. We are working to get these corrected as quickly as possible, but you can also report them to if you have concerns. Our thanks for your patience with this process.

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Popular Magazines & Newspapers

Full-text coverage of these magazines and newspapers are made available through various RCC Library databases. Once you select a title below, enter keywords in the "Search within Publication" box to find articles from that source. 

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A limited number of the textbooks required for your coursework--called reserve texts--are available to check out on a first-come basis at the Redwood and Riverside Campus Libraries. Please call ahead to check availability and arrange for pickup. You will need to know your course number, instructor's name, and the title(s) of the text you need. This information should be in your syllabus.

Textbooks cannot be placed on hold via the library catalog: call the individual branch to verify availability and place a hold.