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We can help you use the library, do research, create citations, manage your library account, and more!

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805-730-4430 for all other needs

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Research Guides

Research tips, tutorials, and links to resources for specific courses or on specific topics.

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Citation Guides

Guidelines for creating citations in MLA, APA, and other citation styles.

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Library Tutorials

Videos and interactive tutorials on doing research, using sources effectively and appropriately, and thinking critically about information. 

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Library Account Help

Instructions for renewing checked out items, creating favorites lists, requesting items from other libraries, etc.