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The library provides books, research databases, interlibrary loans requests, and research help.

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Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm

Friday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am m - 3:00 pm

Special hours of operation may apply during school breaks and summer sessions. An outdoor book drop located behind the library, across parking lot C is provided for book drop offs during closed hours of operation.

Library Archives/Special Collections closed during summer session.

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559.442.8204

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Library Catalog Search

Do you need to find Books, DVDs, or Reserve Materials? Search for them here. There is an advanced search with keyword, title, author, formats and more options. It includes the Fresno City College Library, the libraries of SCCCD, Fresno County Library, and libraries worldwide.

Search Catalog

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Research Databases

Find articles, ebooks, streaming audio, and streaming video. Frequently used periodical databases include EBSCOhost, JSTOR, Proquest, and the Fresno Bee. There is a database A-Z list of many of other databases such as ERIC, MEDLINE, and Nursing Resource Center. Included are e-book collections such as Safari Tech Books and Salem Press. To access databases when off-campus, use student ID number and password (same as for all other campus services).

Databases

Research Help Guides

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Citation Basics

Need help with how to define a citation, create a "Works Cited" or "References" page, or how to identify sources that need citation, this is the guide for you. It also provides resources on MLA and APA styles.

Citation Guide

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MLA by Purdue OWL

Need help with MLA? Purdue OWL provides a comprehensive formatting and style guide. Modern Language Association (MLA) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

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APA by Purdue OWL

Need help with APA? Purdue OWL provides a comprehensive formatting and style guide. American Psychological Association (APA) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the social sciences.

APA Formatting and Style Guide

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Opposing Viewpoints

This is a database that covers today's major social issues from cyber crime to gay parents and from national security to texting while driving and everything in between. It includes a tutorial video to help you use the resources to start a research topic. This guide has more than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays, 5000+ topic overviews, 300 primary source documents, 300 biographies, 775 court-case overviews, 5 million periodical articles, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints Guide

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Understanding Plagiarism

Do you wonder exactly what qualifies as Plagiarism? This guide provides multiple resources such as Turnitin's list of the 10 types of plagiarism, Fresno City Colleges policy and procedure on academic dishonesty, and help on how to avoid plagiarism. Keep yourself safe by understanding the what it is. Remember if you quote it, you must note it.

Plagiarism Guide

Subject Guides

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Books into Movies

Many movies begin as books. If you want to discover which movies begin as books, this is the place. Do you like reading the book before or after watching the movie? Do you want to know which books are slated to become movies, that list is here also.

Books into Movies Guide

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Legal Information

The Legal Resources Guide provides a starting point for locating legal information for any course at Fresno City College. It provides resources for common law, statutory code, administrative regulations, secondary sources, journals and much more. Legal resources can also be found in the law Room of the Fresno City College library. You are required to be logged into to Canvas to have access because it is limited to Fresno City College students.

Legal Resources Guide

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Aging Studies

This guide is to the Annual Edition on Aging. It provides links to articles published in Annual Editions: Aging 2013/2014. It is broken up into 8 units: Phenomenon of Aging; The Quality of Later Life; Societal Attitudes Toward Old Age; Problems and Potentials of Aging; Retirement: American Dream or Dilemma; The Experience of Dying; Living Environment in Later Life; and Social Policies, Programs and Services for Older Americans. You must log in using your student id number and password to access the links.

Annual Edition on Aging

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Drugs, Society and Behavior

This guide is to the Annual Edition on Drugs, Society and Behavior. It provides links to articles published in Annual Editions: 2013/2014, 29ed. It is broken into 7 units: Living with Drugs; Understanding How Drugs Work - Use, Dependency and Addiction; Major Drugs of Use and Abuse; Other Trends in Drug Use; Measuring the Social Costs of Drugs; Creating and Sustaining Effective Drug Control Policy; and Prevention, Treatment, and Education. You must log in using your student id number and password to access the links.

Annual Edition on Drugs, Society and Behavior

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Political Science

This guide is to the Annual Edition on Political Science. It provides links to articles published in Annual Editions: 2014/2015. It is broken into 7 units: Multipolar International System; Democratization; Foreign Policy; War, Arms control, and Disarmament; International Organization, International Law and Human Security; International Political Economy; Global Environmental Issues; You must log in using your student id number and password to access the links.

Annual Edition on Political Science

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Sociology

This guide is to the Annual Edition on Sociology. It provides links to articles published in Annual Editions: 2012/2013. It is broken into 6 units: Culture; Socialization and Social Control; Groups and Roles in Transition; Stratification and social Inequalities; Social Institutions: Issues, Crises and Changes; and Social Change and the Future. You must log in using your student id number and password to access the links.

Annual Edition on Sociology

Course Subject Guides

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Biology

This libguide supplements the library instruction sessions for Scott Porteous's Biology courses.

Biology Course with Scott Porteous

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Communication

This libguide supplements the library instruction sessions for Fraleigh's Communication courses.

Communication Course with Fraleigh

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Research Assistance Program (RAP)

RAPS are customized one-on-one appointments (lasting 50-60 minutes) with a librarian to help with your research needs. 

  • Appointments must be requested 48 hours in advance
  • Available during these times
    • Monday - Thursday 7:30 - 6:30
    • Friday 7:30 - 12:00 noon

Unfortunately, we cannot see students for RAP after 6:30 pm Mon-Thurs, after 12:00 noon Fridays, or any time on Saturday.

Interlibrary Loans

  • Interlibrary loan is only for materials that are not owned by Fresno City College Library. 
  • Interlibrary loan generally takes from 2 to 4 weeks from submission. The date of arrival cannot be guaranteed.
  • FCC Library does not charge for interlibrary loans, but many libraries do charge to lend items to our patrons.  For example, the UC libraries may charge $15 to $25 per request. If at all possible, a free lender will be located.  If you are willing to pay a fee, please indicate below.  Otherwise fill in a zero.
  • If a loaned item is damaged, never attempt to mend item.

General

Archives

Please contact Paula Demanett to make arrangements to view items in the library's Special Collections/Archives. Special Collections/Archives items may not be checked out.

Library Annual Events

  • Edible Book Contest: Monday, November 14
  • Annual Book Sale: Nov 29-Dec 1

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