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Library Services: Research Assistance

Research Assistance

Library How-To

Our Library Research Central page has research tips for many types of assignments, information about using the library, and links to our most popular databases.

We also have more detailed guides on finding and using books and e-books, periodical articles, and videos.

The A-Z Databases list lets you find databases and online resources by type, subject coverage, and other criteria.

The Primo search tool finds books, videos, and articles from many of our databases and collections. The search widgets on the library website (unless otherwise labeled) search the Primo system.

Reference Desk - Pearl City Campus


Library Circulation Desk - Pearl City Campus

Have a question about your library account, renewing books, paying fines or fees?

Contact Circulation Services at (808) 455-0210, or go to our Library Services webpage.

Waiʻanae Moku Education Center - Library Services 


A librarian is at Waiʻanae Moku at the times shown above. Go to the Waiʻanae Moku page for more info on library services. Students may also contact a librarian at the Pearl City Reference Desk. See above for contact details and hours.


Guides are created by Leeward Community College librarians and staff to help you! These guides provide helpful resources, strategies for research, and tutorials.  View guides at

Take the Research Challenge

Research Challenge Guide is a step-by-step guide to the fundamentals of college-level research.  The guide is a self-directed series of modules that takes a novice researcher through the steps involved in the research process.  Worksheets are provided for printing. Use the Help tab for information on evaluating, citing, and annotating your sources.

Citation Guides (Online)

Consult these resources for guidance in citing sources in APA, Chicago, and MLA styles. 

Citation Guide

Library Terms

Curious about a word we use in the library? Check out the Glossary of Library Terms.

Database Access Help

If you are having difficulty with accessing our research databases while off-campus, please view our Database Access Problems guide.