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Library Research - The Process

Use this guide to learn how to define a topic, develop a research strategy, find books and articles and cite your sources.

Text: 336-308-8801

Email: library@randolph.edu

Call: 336-633-0204

Schedule: Book-a-Librarian

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Search the Catalog

About the Library Catalog

  • The online catalog contains the records of all the items located in the RCC Library.
  • Also included are the holdings of 83 other community college libraries that make up the Community Colleges Libraries in North Carolina consortium (CCLINC).
  • The default search is RCC Library but you can also search "All NC Community College Libraries."
  • You can search by word or phrase, author, title or subject.
  • You can borrow books from other libraries and place holds on RCC books by using these instructions Place a Hold [PDF] (requires your student ID or library card barcode number).
  • Renew books, check due dates, and review overdue fines by using My Account (requires your student ID or library card barcode number).
  • Search the "Reserve Desk" to locate materials by instructor, course number or course name. Reserve materials are located at the library service desk and are usually available for in-library use only. Your student ID is required to use Reserve items.

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Logging in to Library Databases

Off-Campus access to RCC Library databases is restricted to current students, faculty, & staff.

When prompted, use your MyRCC username and password.

If you do not know your password, use the self password reset site.

If you still have issues, please call the Information Technology Services' Help Desk at 336-625-1573 or email cchelpdesk@randolph.edu.