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The purpose of this guide is to help our off-campus users access library resources.
Specifically, we will:
- Describe how to find and access books
- Describe how to find and access full-text articles
- Provide citation help
PLNU Reference Librarians are available to help with any research questions you may have. You can contact us via:
- Chat (see box to the left)
- Email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Phone (619.849.2337)
- In person
Choosing a Topic
Choosing and refining a topic is an important part of the research process. One valuable resource for looking for topics is CQ Researcher Plus Archive, one of our Reference Databases. This reputable periodical explores in-depth one current and relevant issue every week. Since the database goes back to 1923, looking at the topics covered can give you some ideas for topics.
Once inside CQ Researcher, click on one of these two links in the column on the left:
- Browse by Topic
Keep in mind that many times your topic will need to fit specific criteria assigned by your professor.