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Make Research Appointment with Lora Largo

This guide is intended to help South Mountain Community College students make a library research appointment and apply research skills. .

Online Library Hours:

Jan 16 - May 14, 2021

M -Th: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

F & Sa: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Su: 1 pm - 5 pm 

SMCC is Open Online:

The Library building is closed due to COVID-19. Updated information at SMCC website.

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Photo of a womenHi there!  My name is Lora Largo, Faculty Librarian.  This guide is designed for you, as a South Mountain Community Library college student, first, to make an appointment with me.  Second, to help you get started with your research assignment.  Third, show and teach you what types of research tools to use, search strategies, cite sources, and evaluate sources related to your research.

How Do I Use This Guide?  Read the content and links on this page. Use the guide navigation bars located on the left side to open pages in this guide.

It is best to view this guide in Google Chrome. Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off when viewing  Article Databases A-Z list, Subject Guides, One Search, the library catalog, and e-books.  Phoenix Public Library resources are best viewed in IE.

Do I Need to Prepare for My Research Appointment?

Yes.  You will save both your time and my time if you prepare your questions before our on-one-one session. You may even rehearse them. Please feel free to use the Make Research Appointment Worksheet or you may describe your research assignment by using the So, What? Three-Step Rubric.

How do I make a research appointment?
Fall 2020 Office Hours: Open Door Policy

Please note that my open door office hours are not a guarantee of availability because I may be called to a meeting. The best way to see me is to contact me in advance and schedule an appointment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my office hours are all online. To schedule an appointment, please click on the Make Research Appointment button.