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Research help

At NSCC Libraries, we provide research assistance to College students, faculty, and staff by answering information requests and helping you to search our resources. We also have guides and tutorials to help you at every step of the research process.

Start here

  • Research Process Guide - an overview of the research process covering everything from selecting a topic to evaluating information
  • Subject Guides - collections of books, videos and websites specific to your Learning Program
  • Copyright @ NSCC - all the copyright information you need

Compiling a bibliography

Good research requires documenting the sources you used and compiling a bibliography. Two common styles for academic writing are listed below, but students should check with their instructors to see which style to follow.

APA Style

Typically used when writing research papers in the sciences and social sciences. APA style requires the creation of a References list. This guide contains resources to help you use APA:

MLA Style

Commonly used when writing papers in the arts and humanities. MLA style requires the creation of a Works Cited page. This guide contains resources to help you use MLA:

Academic Integrity