The Library is all about research! We provide a wealth of resources and tools to help you conduct research,
find books and journal articles, and create bibliographies.
The Library subscribes to a number of databases covering many subjects.
Search for books, videos, DVDs, and other material at Mission and West Valley College Libraries. You can also search for books from over 40 other libraries throughout California and Nevada through the LINK+ system.
Access research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources both on- and off-campus.
Tips, suggestions, and resources for research and study.
Short tutorials on how to use the Library Catalog, find database articles, and create citations. Development funded by Title III AANAPISI Grant.
Find books and other material at local libraries.
Speak with a Librarian
Research help is just a phone call away! Call our reference desk (408 855-5151) during regular library open hours
and speak with a librarian about your research needs.
Help for citing sources. Style guides for MLA, APA, etc., as well as tips for avoiding plagiarism.
NoodleTools Citation Creator (formerly NoodleBib)
On-Campus Access | Off-Campus Access
Want help creating MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations? Log into NoodleTools and get help creating citations and organizing your research. In order to use the Mission College subscription to NoodleTools, you must first register. Once you register, you will have access to your own NoodleTools account. (Note: if you are a registered NoodleTools user and you receive a message to revalidate your personal folder, please use the off-campus link above to log into NoodleTools; your account will automatically be revalidated). For help getting started with NoodleTools, refer to the Mission College handout: Creating Bibliographic Citations with NoodleTools.
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Revised October 9, 2012.