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Fall 2020 Library Service

The library building is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All of the library's electronic resources, including articles, e-books and streaming video, continue to be available to Lee College students and employees 24/7. 

  • Library website:
  • When accessing resources off-campus, you will be asked for a login and password.  This will be your Lee College login and password (same as you use for Blackboard).

We are checking out physical materials (books, etc.) on a limited basis.  Checking out materials is currently limited to non-contact, curbside service. 


  • M-Th: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fr: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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How do you know what kind of sources to look for?

Some questions to ask yourself before you start your research:

  • Do I know enough about my topic to choose meaningful search terms?
    • Reference books such as encyclopedias are useful sources for learning basics about a topic before starting your research.
  • Does it matter how old your sources are?  
    • Should you use sources dating from the beginning of time to the present? 
    • Do you only want the most current information?
  • How specific is your topic? 
    • ​Are you giving a broad overview of the topic?
    • Do you need in-depth research on the topic?
  • Who counts as a credible writer on this topic?
    • Does the writer need to be an expert in the field?  What kind of credentials will prove that this person is an expert?
    • Is it okay for the writer to be a non-expert who cites his/her sources well?

Find Background Information on Your Topic

These sources will help you find background information on your topic.  This can help you narrow your research question to a manageable size and also suggest some search terms you might use once you begin your research.

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