Research Help

Reference Assistance

We welcome and encourage any questions you may have about using the library. If you need assistance searching the library catalog or the Library’s research databases, locating materials, or with any other research or reference need, visit with the Library Staff, use the Ask-A-Librarian Form, or call the College Library at (619)201-8680, or the Seminary Library at (619) 201-8966

Research Appointments

For more in-depth research projects or help in starting a research paper, make an appointment with a College reference librarian by calling (619) 201-8680, or by email, or with a Seminary reference librarian by calling (619) 201-8967, or by email.

Guides & Tutorials

We want to help you build your library research skills and provide assistance with the use of the many research databases.

Database Guides

The guide shows you how to use the major research databases to find e-books, articles, streaming audio & video, including tutorials & guides created by the database vendors.

Library Research Guides

A series of guides to help develop your researching skills, broaden your knowledge of library resources, & using the library & doing research.


These guides show students the books, periodicals, databases, and websites for a subject/discipline or even for a specific assignment in one convenient place.

Citation Guide

Compares the core elements of APA, MLA & Turabian Citation Styles to help you write papers and create bibliographies, references, or works cited lists. Includes a section about plagiarism.