(Below is a template for creating a wiki class research guide. This is the standard template and should be tailored to individual classes. Text enclosed with ( ) are comments or examples that should not be included in the final draft. [ ] are optional inserts where appropriate. Items with double brackets are code and should not be removed.)

CJP 200-01 Constitutional Law

Professor Carol Liebman
Instruction Librarian: Ted Intarabumrung

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This guide is designed to help you research [insert class name] topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome! (add any course specific information if needed)
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.
  • [insert link to Moodle class page]
  • [insert email]: Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • [insert as many search terms as you want]

New Books

The Basics of Biology: QH307.2 .S75 2004 (example)

Reference Books

  • [Dictionaries]
  • [Encyclopedias]
  • [Hand books, etc]


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about [insert topic]
  • [insert applicable journal titles]


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Campus Search

Providing cases, statues

Criminal Justice Collection


BPL Law Databases



Films on Demand

Web sites

There are many good [insert topic] web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

[Search Engines]

  • [insert search engines]

[Web sites]

  • [insert websites]

[Open Access journals]

  • [insert open access journals]

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style Tutorial
Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited

Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation style
SourceAid- Citation Builder
The Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style Guide
The Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on [insert date] by (Wiliam Hoag): whoag@rcc.mass.edu