Richland College Library

Library Instruction

Fall 2013:
Library Classes

Fall 2013 classes (face to face and online) are now available.

In order to complete required library assignments and receive a certificate, students must do all three classes.

Requesting Other Types of Classes
Instructors, if you would like to schedule a special library class for your students with a focus on a specific topic or discipline, please contact the librarians at least one week in advance. Call the reference desk at 972-238-6082 or email us at to request a class.

Online Learning

Research 1: Online Introduction to the Richland Library.

Photo Tour and Introduction to Research in the Richland College Library

Web Sites

Library of Congress Classification System
Topics List from Richland College Library
Subject Encyclopedias

Practice Exercises

Library Practice for Richland Students
Student Helpsheets

Research 2: Online. Electronic Research Sources and Strategies.


Core Research Tutorials

Web Sites

Research Topics Ideas
Find Books in the Library Catalog (Classic)
Find Books in the Library Catalog (Encore)
Find Articles in the Databases
EBSCOhost User Guides
Web Search Tools Chart (InfoPeople)
Recommended Search Strategy (UC Berkeley)
Choose the Best Source for Your Information Need (Abilock)

Practice Exercises

Research 3: Online. MLA Format--Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources . A schedule of NoodleTools classes will be available shortly.


You Quote It, You Note IT

Web Sites

Sample Research Paper and Works Cited List
MLA Examples
Student Helpsheets
NoodleBib Express Citation Generator (MLA or APA)

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