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Missed a Research Workshop? Start Here!

This guide will walk you through the basics of doing research at the BTC Library.


Are you an online-only student? Or did you miss a research workshop at the Library? Follow the navigation tabs at the left or the numbered list below to work through the basics of doing research at BTC Library.

  1. First of all, you'll need to Decide on a Topic.
  2. Find Credible Sources online or through the Library Databases and Guides.
  3. Go Beyond Google -- it's a big world out there.
  4. In the end you'll Cite Your Sources using APA Style.
  5. Not finding any sources? Try to Troubleshoot.
  6. Or, get One-on-One Help from BTC Library.

Please email your instructor or or call (360) 752-8383 for assistance.

Using These Resources from Home

If you are not on the BTC Campus, you can still access these resources online!

You will need your Network ID and Network Password.

Your Network ID is your last name and the last for digits of your Student ID (SID) number [smith1234].

You can set your Network Password using this form. Remember your PIN at BTC is usually your birthday in 6 numbers [010198].

Need help? Email or call (360) 752-8383.