Academic Research

Guide for college-level research.

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A full-text research tool of scholarly journals including archival and current journals, books, and primary sources.


More books on academic writing.



The Purdue Online Writing Lab   
Learn about writing research papers according to MLA or APA guidelines.  Provides formatting instructions, citation rules, and sample papers.

Google Scholar    
Search for research articles on and get an idea of what research is available on your subject.


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Interlibrary Loan

Your library card gives you access to books and other materials from public and academic libraries all over California and across the country.  Learn how to  place an ILL request.

Local College Libraries

In addition to the resources listed here, your library card gives you borrowing privileges and onsite access to research databases at two academic libraries: Alemany Library at Dominican University and College of Marin Library .


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800s / Writing


Last Revised on
July 2016