Library Research & Instruction

Search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.

For Summer 2023 LLRC Hours, check our news page


Students: Need to conduct research for papers, speeches and/or projects at Oxnard College? You've come to the right place.  Your faculty librarians teach Library research skills in-person or online.  We also guest lecture in your classes upon request from professors.


Summer 2023 Walk-in Hours Beginning May 22 (no appointment needed): 9:00 am - Noon Monday through Thursday.  Offline Friday, Saturday, Sunday and academic holidays (May 29 & June 10. (See main LLRC page for building hours).


(Faculty: contact librarians here to request a Library Instruction session.)


Here's a great place to start your research journey:  the OC Library One Search page.  This is the "Advanced Search" site, which allows you to focus on books only, articles only, or to search (almost) everything in our collections all at once.


To search individual library databases, use our Databases A-Z LibGuide.  This uses the latest EBSCOHost search interface.  If you prefer the current search system on EBSCO, here is our older Databases A-Z page.


Plus our latest library research tool:  Find Library database articles via Google Scholar


Research Desk (aka Reference Desk): (805) 678-5149, or directly to:

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    Tom Stough, Librarian (805) 678-5818, 
  • Bryan Thompson
    Bryan Thompson, Adjunct Librarian (805) 678-5098,
  • LibChat (click on this floating bubble on the main LLRC page): 
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     is available during most Librarian shifts, with time out for lunch and meetings. (Please leave a message if LibChat is offline.) We can also instruct you via Zoom.  Contact us via email or chat for Zooming.
  • For a self-service guide to accessing our online resources, please use our Off-Campus Library Access research guide.

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