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English as a Second Language Research Guide

Resources for students in English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at Pasadena City College

About this Guide

Welcome to the PCC Library research guide for your ESL course! The navigation links on this site will take you to the following sections of this guide:

  1. ESL Home: the current page; basic library information and guide overview.
  2. Video Tutorials: Watch brief videos on research skills and database searching. 
  3. Finding BooksCatalog search tool for finding books and ebooks available from the PCC Library.
  4. Finding ArticlesA selection of databases for finding scholarly and non-scholarly articles in the library collection.
  5. Evaluating Sources: Tips and tools for finding sources appropriate for your research.
  6. Citation Style: Why and how to cite your sources.
  7. Get HelpHelp chat box and contact information for further assistance.
  8. Sections: A drop-down menu of additional information provided for particular instructors' sections.

Multilingual Glossary of Library Terms

library     图书馆    도서관    としょうかん     bibliothèque      biblioteca    مكتبة       thư viện

This Multilingual Glossary is designed to assist English as a second-language (ESL) in understanding library and research-related terminology. 

The Glossary is divided into two parts:

  1. the Language Table, which presents the words in seven languages:
    Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese, 
  2. the Definitions, which gives explanations in English.

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