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Research Basics

A guide providing links to the Cypress College Library catalog, A-Z list of databases, Web Sources and Citation information, for Cypress College students.

Practice your research skills completing Library tutorials!

Click on a badge below to get started:

Picking a Topic Badge Using Databases BadgeScholarly Research BadgeCitation Superstar Badge

Earn a certificate and/or badge! When completing each tutorial:

  • Enter all of your information (on the first slide). 
  • Email results to yourself (after you complete the final slide).
  • Save a copy of your certificate (after you submit your email).
  • For badges, email ayoung@cypresscollege.edu after completing your tutorial. Please include the name of the tutorial, your student ID number, and the date of when it was completed. 
Badges
  • Badges are supplied by Badgr and contain "baked" information within them, and can be added to Canvas, Linkdin, or other online documents, which will allow viewers to learn more about your achievement. 
  • Badges will expire at the end of each semester, but can be re-earned by retaking the tutorial(s) each semester. 
  • Badges will be awarded within 5 business days of receiving your email, during each semester. If you need your badge urgently, please indicate that in the email and we will try to accommodate your request.