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Ethnic Studies 300 (Cheshire)

Getting Help with your Research

Research Help for Students

Research Help for Students

You are always welcome to visit both the Folsom Lake College and El Dorado Center Libraries during our open hours to get one-on-one help from your librarians. If you prefer online help, try one of these services:

Virtual Research Appointments

You can meet one-on-one with a librarian through a virtual appointment. Get help narrowing topics, developing research questions, finding appropriate sources, citations, and more. Get started by making a Research Appointment Request.

24/7 Chat Reference

Librarians are available 24/7 via chat reference. FLC librarians staff the chat service during regular business hours, and non-local librarians are available to answer questions during all other times of day (or night). You will see the Ask A Librarian chat icon from OneSearch, inside our Research Guides, and on the Library’s homepage. It's also available right here:

Canvas Research Tutorials

The Los Rios librarians have developed a series of information literacy and critical thinking modules in Canvas. Module topics include:

  • What is Research?
  • Getting Started with Research
  • OneSearch Basics
  • Evaluating Sources
  • Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Sources
  • MLA Style for Community College Researchers
  • APA Style for Community College Researchers

Each lesson includes readings, videos, activities, and a quiz to assess students’ understanding of the material. Students can enroll in this self-paced Research Tutorial Course in Canvas.

Tips for Online Learning

You might be new to online learning. Check out these resources for some advice: