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The Libraries at Palm Beach State College
PBSC students have access to print books, eBooks and over 100 library databases containing a variety of reliable sources for their research needs. Faculty librarians are available to help you with your research assignments and formatting your papers and citations.
The library homepage contains library information including library hours, links to reserve study rooms; make an appt. with a librarian; borrow books and other materials; access the library databases, and tutorial videos.
Access the Palm Beach State College Library webpage here
Reference assistance is available via online chat, text, email and phone.
- Online Chat
Ask a Librarian's chat service lets you get live assistance from a librarian. Palm Beach State College librarians are available Monday - Thursday 8am - 8pm. Librarians throughout the state are available for extended help. The Ask A Librarian service is open statewide from 10am - 12am Sunday - Thursday and 10am - 5pm Friday and Saturday.
- Text Reference
Send your questions via text or SMS to (561) 945-8535.
Here are some helpful resources for locating primary source documents for research papers. The list includes The Library of Congress, The State Library of Florida, The New York Public Library, The Historical Society of Palm Beach County archives and other primary resource items such as census and genealogy information, maps and more.
Citing and Evaluating your Sources
Evaluating Your Sources - The CRAPP Song
Consider your sources by applying the CRAAP Test.
Integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document
archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing.
Google: Google Scholar Search
Google: Google Books Search