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Library Research

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

Search the Catalog

About the Library Catalog

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  • The online catalog contains the records of all the items located in the RCC Library.
  • Also included are the holdings of 53 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 the "Place a Hold" option (opens in a new window) in the catalog. (requires your student ID or library card barcode number).
  • Renew books, check due dates, and review overdue fines by using My Account (opens in a new window) (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.

eBook Database Collections

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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 (opens in a new window).

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