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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.

RCC Writing Center Research Tools

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For more writing tools, visit the RCC Writing Center guide or homepage.

Assignment Calculator

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Need to break down the research process for an assignment? Try an Assignment Calculator! 

Plug in your start and end dates. This tool will create a step-by-step plan to help you complete your work on time. 

Below are three options to choose from, obtained with permission by other college libraries.

NOTE: Most resources featured within the Assignment Calculators are freely accessible online. If a college-specific resource requires a login, check out the RCC A-Z Databases for the same or similar resource. Other helpful RCC links are below.