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Many of OC Library's online resources are licensed for use by students and employees. You may be prompted to log in with your student or employee number and last name if you are off-campus.

Locating resources


Front Cover of Research Strategies   




   Magazines JournalsWord and World: A Critical Thinking Reader  Newspapers

·     Reference Sources
Locate general or background information on your topic in reference sources 
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks

·     Books and Media (Library Catalogue)
Locate more indepth or expansive information on your topic in Voyager (OC's Library Catalogue)
Books, E-Books, Audiovisual Materials, select web-based resources)  

·     Articles & E-Resources   
Locate very specific information on your topic in article databases 
Newspapers, Magazines, Journals 

·     OCtopus (OC's Library Search Engine) 
OCtopus allows you to search for:
Books and media (in Voyager catalogue), select periodical and online databases, select reference sources and more.  

You may also kick start your research using OCtopus!

Search OCtopus for books, e-books, media, databases, e-journals, magazines, newspapers and more!

Using a single search box, users can find results delivered in a single, relevancy ranked list.

Find Books, Articles, & More!


In our new Library Search Engine you can find a spectrum of sources in one fell swoop! 
BOOKS, DVDS, REFERENCE SOURCES, DATA & STATSTICS, PERIODICAL ARTICLES (magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals) and more!


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