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Research 101: Library Research Basics

About this guide

Photograph of students studying in the libraryWelcome ELAC Students!

  • This guide was made to help you through the research process.
  • Click "Next" to get started, or click on a tab to browse the guide.
  • If you need help, click the "Ask Us 24/7" pop-up tab to connect with a librarian.

Get research help

Need research help? Chat with a Librarian!

  • Lego librarian with glasses and sweater vestOnline 24/7 Chat: Use our "Ask a Librarian 24/7" chat service. (Or click the "Ask Us 24/7" tab.)
  • Phone: During the Covid-19 closures, call or text us at 323-387-3133.
  • Email: Email your research question to library@elac.edu.
  • Zoom: Book a Zoom appointment with a librarian. Students must have a research question and/or research assignment to use this service.
  • In-person (*unavailable during Covid-19 campus closures): Speak to a Librarian at the Research Help Desk during open hours.
  • Library Workshops: Sign up for a live workshop or watch an online workshop.