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Getting Started with Research

This guide will help YC students get started with research using the ARC @ Levitt resources.


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Welcome to the Getting Started with Research guide!

This guide will help you identify important resources in the library and offers assistance for searching within the databases, reading a scholarly journal, and evaluating your sources. Links to other useful guides are also included. If you need help, please use the Contact Us box to email or schedule an appointment with a librarian.

Popular Databases

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

" "The ARC provides interlibrary loan (ILL) services for current students, faculty, and staff.

ILL is an agreement to borrow from and loan to other libraries. You can request books (no current semester textbooks), articles, video or audio recordings, government documents, theses/dissertations, conference proceedings, patents, and newspapers. 

If we can find a source, we’ll try to get it!  Most article requests take 3-5 business days.

To request an ILL item, either select the Request this item through interlibrary loan link from your PantherSearch results or email the ARC staff to request an item. Remember to include as much information in your request as possible (title, author, publication date, etc.).

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