Research Help [text-only version for printing]
The most difficult part of a research assignment is knowing where to begin! The following links will provide you with ideas for your research paper, including links to a workbook that has been developed by two Rio Hondo College librarians that breaks down the process involved in writing a paper; information on how to cite sources and much more.
About Search Engines
Links to search engines, advantages and disadvantages, searching tips.
About Web Directories & Portals
Links to Web directories, advantages and disadvantages, when to use.
Access to computers on the Rio campus
Where can you go to type up a paper or access the Internet? Click above for our handout "Plugged in at Rio".
Sources : MLA & APA
Links and examples of print and electronic sources using MLA style and APA style.
Generic term for several series of books held in the Library. Several of the series take a pro/con approach, others are handbooks with background information.
Formatting and Style Guide
Offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and Works Cited pages.
Reference - Email
Ask a reference question of a Rio Hondo College librarian! Fill out and submit the form and we will respond within 24 hours (Monday through Thursday only).
Periodical Holding List
This is the list of journals, magazines, and newspapers that are available in paper in the Library. To find specific articles, go to the Online Databases page and select a database to search.
Remote access to online databases
A secure Web page into which you enter your student ID details for off-campus access to all Rio Hondo online databases. Note hours of operation!
Research Paper" (in
"The Research Paper" (in html format)
Developed by two Rio Hondo College librarians, this workbook tackles the research process in 10 easy steps.
Research Paper Topics
Hundreds of suggestions for research papers, some with links to our own subject guides.
Video & DVD
list by Discipline
List of videos and DVDs by subjects taught at Rio Hondo.
last update: GB, 09/2013