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Research Skills Certificate

Whether you need to read a course textbook, study for an exam, or write a research paper, the Library has you covered!

The library collections include thousands of information sources (such as books, databases, e-books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and textbooks) to help you prepare for classes, complete assignments, and gain general knowledge about any subject of interest to you. To find out if the Library has an item that you need, ask a librarian or search OneSearch, our new online catalog.

Our librarians are ready to help you take advantage of all the resources and services that the Library has to offer. They will show you how to locate information and guide you through the research process. If you can’t visit the Library in person, don’t worry! You can chat with a librarian over the phone or online, whenever the Library is open. Just call (510) 436-2557 or click on the LibChat tab on the right side of the screen.

The Library isn’t just about books either. If you need to use the Internet, print out a paper, make copies, or simply study in peace, we can help as well. There are 24 computers, a printer, and photocopiers available for you to use. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the Library. You’ll also find plenty of carrels and tables to use for studying.

Hope to see you soon in the Library!