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Academic Research and Writing: Home

Welcome!

This guide is designed to help you through the steps of conducting academic research and writing a college paper. Use the information in the tabs above to learn about finding and evaluating resources, the writing process, and avoiding plagiarism. The librarians and staff at the NVC library are available to help you with your research, so please do not hesitate to contact us directly or make an appointment for assistance!

Contact the Library

Schedule an Appointment with a Librarian


Current Hours: 
Monday-Thursday: 9AM-5PM
Friday: 9-12 Noon
Saturday-Sunday: Closed


Website: https://library.napavalley.edu/

Email: libraryservices@napavalley.edu

Phone: (707) 256-7400

Location: 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Bldg 1700, Napa, CA 94558

The McCarthy Library

The McCarthy Library is located downstairs in the 1700 Building on the southeastern side of campus. See the Campus Map for its exact location. 

Library Resources

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Catalog

A search engine for finding physical books and other resources in the Library.

Databases

Access millions of academic (a.k.a. peer-reviewed or scholarly) articles, eBooks, reference materials, magazines, newspapers, streaming media, art, and more through the library's databases. 

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Guides

Librarians have created a variety of guides on academic subjects, citation and formatting, national heritage months and holidays, courses, and more.