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Learn Research Skills: Home

We have a variety of classes, workshops, and research guides to help you learn how to use the library to conduct research effectively and efficiently

Take a Class for Credit

We currently offer one three-unit course entitled, LIBR 100: Research Concepts and Practice. This course gives students a comprehensive introduction to information competency skills and prepares students to complete college-level research assignments such as papers and speeches successfully.

See the MJC Class Schedule for details.

Free Online Research Skills Courses

Online Research Skills Courses

Our freenon-creditonline Research Skills courses are a perfect way for you to learn how to conduct and present your research.

You can simply register in PiratesNet. (All Access Codes are available in PriatesNet).

Research Skills 1 (LIBR 901)

Introduction to research, including topic selection, topic development, and an overview of available information sources.

Research Skills 2 (LIBR 902)

Introduction to research, including locating sources, identifying search terms, and evaluating sources.

Research Skills 3 (LIBR 903)

Introduction to research, including presenting research and data, citations, and academic integrity. 

Learn On Your Own: Research Guides & Videos

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Try some of these research guides below to improve your research skills. You can also browse our full collection of Research Guides. Be sure to select the guides under the subject of Research Skills if you want to see all the guides we have that will help you improve your research and writing skills:


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Check out the MJC Library's YouTube channel for our collection of How To Research Videos.