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TCC Library: Research Guides

Subject and course guides

What's on this page?

What Are Research Guides?

They are guides created by your TCC librarians to support research assignments in specific courses  (updated each quarter), or larger topic areas relevant to your time at TCC.

  • Look at the menu to the right for the type of class (Art, English, History, etc.), click the link and find your course number and instructor's name
  • General guides, such as evaluating sources or finding scholarships

What if You Don't See a Guide for Your Course?

*If you don't see your course, it is probably because your instructor did not request a guide. If you think a research guide would be helpful, let us know and we'll be happy to contact your instructor and get the information we need to create a useful guide. 

Featured guides

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Check out the library's LGBTQIA+ Support & Research Guide

June is Pride Month! Find local ways to celebrate or visit this useful guide to find more info and support services! 

Check out the Library's Zines

Check out the Zines guide to learn more about making Zines and searching the library's zine collection.



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BIPOC E-Book Collection

Check out this library guide that highlights the TCC Library's BIPOC online collection.

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Latino/a Voices

This guide highlights books and web resources for and by the Latino/a community.

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Black Voices

This guide highlight Black authors and creators both inside and outside of the TCC Library.

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Career & Resumes Research Guide

The library has a new "Career Collection" of books about finding and preparing for jobs, as well as other titles about leadership and work in general. Click the link to see more titles and search through other books, videos, handouts, websites, and more about career and resume research

Student guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide focuses on open educational resources (OER) for TCC students and how to find, use, and cite openly licensed multimedia and materials.

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Evaluate Your Resources

Context and tips for how to evaluate sources, including web sites, so you can use credible, authoritative, reliable sources

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COVID-19 and other pandemics

This guide provides access to reliable information about COVID-19 and other pandemics, and how to find additional reliable information on your own

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Learn about fake news, fact-checking, and bias

Resources and tips for how to evaluate news sources -- in other words, how to tell the fake news from the real news.

Featured Books & Ebooks for Pride Month - Click on links or images to access or learn more

Gender Queer : a Memoir

Graphic Novel Collection

CC BY SA license

Except where otherwise noted, the content in these guides by Tacoma Community College Library is licensed under CC BY SA 4.0.
This openly licensed content allows others to cite, share, or modify this content, with credit to TCC Library. When reusing or adapting this content, include this statement in the new document: This content was originally created by Tacoma Community College Library and shared with a CC BY SA 4.0 license.

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