Portland Metro and Oregon Research: Get Help
Research Help Appointments
Schedule an appointment with a librarian to get help finding and citing information. Learn more about Library Research Help Appointments.
Need help with your assignment? Make an online appointment with a research librarian.
Make an in-person appointment with a research librarian.
Need to ask a question by email? Use the Email a Librarian form or find your favorite librarian's email address on Library Staff.
Use Library "How Do I...?" to get your questions answered
PCC Library has many resources that you can use on your own:
Each campus library offers quiet study spaces as well as study rooms you can reserve. (NOTE: During the campus closure, you cannot visit PCC campus libraries or reserve study rooms)
Tutorials and Handouts covering everything from how to develop a topic to citing.
Learning to cite sources - here are some handy tools to help:
Citation creation tools lists free citation creation tools that will help you create a bibliography or works cited page.
Citation style guidelines and samples provides resources on how to do citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, CSE, and AMA styles.
Guidelines for quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing helps you figure out how best to incorporate information in your paper--i.e. when to quote, when to paraphrase, and when to summarize.
Chat a Librarian for Help
Need to talk to a librarian? Use our chat system. Click the button to open the chat window.Chat with a Librarian!
Help from Tutors
PCC Tutoring: In-person and Remote, Winter 2023, Begins January 9
PCC Tutoring Services offers free content support for students registered in classes during the current term. Supporting over 50 different departments, tutoring allows students quick access to tutors to clarify concepts and deepen their understanding of the homework material.
PCC Tutoring is an appointment based service that is available to registered students. Students can book 30-minute tutoring appointments Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm across four physical locations (CA, RC, SE, & SY) and via PCC Zoom.
Visit PCC's Tutoring page for information on how to get free online tutoring.
Learn Technology Skills for your Classes
Review the basic technology skills you need as a college student.
Email, doing research, typing papers, and organizing files are just a few of the things that you’ll need to know to take classes. Visit the guides and tutorials below to enhance your technology skills for success in college.
Tech @ PCC Panther Track guideGet to know the technology used by students at PCC to be ready for classes. These tutorials give you: An overview of the technology used at PCC; Which basic computer skills to focus on; Kinds of software that PCC students can access for free; Where to find reliable online training; Who to talk to if you have questions. Set aside 30 minutes to read this guide and introduce yourself to the topic (and you can always come back later if you need to refresh).
Northstar Digital Literacy Tutorials guideThis guide gives an overview of and access to Northstar Digital Literacy, which is a set of online tutorials that help you build the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online in daily life, employment, and college.