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The library offers many resources to help with research and learning. Use the links on the home page to find books, articles and websites. Our staff is here to help you navigate and use these resources.

Use the links below for off-campus research advice and assistance, and please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help.

Call (815) 835-6247
Email library@svcc.edu
Text AskSVLRC to 66746

  • Library Research Tutorial: Research in Information Landscapes
    This tutorial in the Canvas Learning Management System is a source of information, helpful tips, and resource links that can help you with your personal, academic, or professional research need. Self-enroll before using.
  • Library Handouts
    Handouts that will help researchers make the most of library resources.
  • Research Guides
    Tips and information about LRC resources to help you find targeted information. Each guide covers a different subject or a course-specific assignment.
  • Information Literacy Guide
    A step-by-step guide to the research process, with specific advice for topic selection, finding and evaluating information, and using information responsibly.
  • Citation Tips and Tools
    Explore the importance of citations, different citation styles, and additional resources for all of your citation needs. Information for MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, AMA, and CSE citation.
  • Alexander Street Press Streaming Video Collections
    Documentaries, interviews, and training videos covering the subjects of Criminal Justice, Education, History, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, and Theatre.
  • Journal Article Request Form
    Can’t get full-text through the online databases? Complete and submit this form to request an article from another library.