Research Assistance Overview

How-To Guides & Tutorials

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Assistive pages on how to find books, understand your assignments, and more.

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Guides by Subject

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Get expert help for researching topics and course projects from our Librarian-created guides.

Subjects and Special Topics

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Citing Your Sources

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Learn how to cite your sources using APA, MLA, and more.

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Research, Instruction and Outreach Services

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Get in touch with Oviatt Library personnel who can assist with research and reference instruction.

About the department

CSUN's Information Competence Program

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Learn more about CSUN's program to assure Information Competence through programs and projects.

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