Deciding What You Need
If you are researching something that isn't repair oriented - for example, new car information, trends in the transportation industry, job searching - try journal and newspaper articles or the web.
Broad Searches If you want to see large amounts of information - books, journal articles, DVDs and more - and you don’t mind looking at a few things that you might not need, use RTC's OneSearch.
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Focused Searches When you know exactly what you need.
- If you need journal articles, click on the Articles tab, and learn about ProQuest, eLibrary, and other databases.
- If you need books, click on the Books tab, and learn how to find books in the RTC Library Catalog, or eBooks in RTC databases.
- If you need web resources, click on the Web Sites tab. This page lists helpful web sites on many accounting topics.
Not Finding What You Want?
- Try another way of describing your topic. Instead of "car" try "automobile". Instead of "movie" try "motion picture".
- Think about the age of the material you need.
- If you are researching something that is a established fact, try books or encyclopedias (found in the RTC Catalog or online in the Gale eBook encyclopedia collection), or eBooks (found in Credo Reference or the Community College eBook collection through the RTC Library Database page). Examples of established facts include "custom car painting", or "shop safety".
- If you are researching something new, like "the newest Mustang model", try magazine and newspaper articles (found in CINAHL or ProQuest on the database page.)
Need More Help?
If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin, come in to RTC Library, call us at (425) 232-2331, or email us at librarian@RTC.edu. If it's after hours, try our reference chat service AskWA. We'll be glad to help.