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Academic Research and Writing: Home


This guide is designed to assist you with academic research and writing a college paper. Use the information in the tabs above to learn about finding and evaluating resources, the writing process, citing, 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!

Library Resources

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


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

The Napa Valley College 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.

Contact the Library

Schedule an Appointment with a Librarian

Current Hours: 
Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 5:00
Friday 9:00 - 12:00
Saturday & Sunday: Closed



Phone: (707) 256-7400

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