Start Research: Guides and Tutorial

We are working to add Quick Guides and Videos to help you navigate the library's resources. We will continue to update this page with new material.


In the blue menu, click on Databases to search for scholarly journal articles, newspapers, magazines, reference articles, pro-con articles, and ebooks, and more.

Database Passwords for currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff

Quick Guides

MLA and APA Style

Research Help

Evaluating Internet Information

Credo Research Quick Tips: short videos such as "How to Select a Topic" and "How to Find Relevent Sources"

  • When prompted, click on San Bernardino Valley College
  • Use the Credo user ID and password (from Database Passwords, above) to log in

EBSCO: videos on searching the EBSCO databases

Writing Help

SBVC Writing Center

Purdue OWL: Academic Writing

How to Prepare an Outline

Elements of a Book Report

Points of View Reference Shelf: short articles on writing essays and research papers

  • From Databases, scroll down to Points of View
  • Log in with EBSCO user ID and password (from Database Passwords, above)
  • Reference Shelf is in the top right; click on See All Reference Guides

Subject Guides