Research Assistance

Reference Shelf

The reference shelf offers many useful web resources such as; statistical information, on-line encyclopedias and dictionaries, facts and figures, and government information.

Subject Guides and Class Resources

Go here to link to Pathfinders and web resources that are relevant to the courses being taught at Cuesta College.

KnightCite Bibliography Composer

Use this web site to build citations for your bibliography/works cited page. Supports MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

Best Free Reference Web Sites

This is an index of the web sites included in the 1999-2008 annual lists issued by the Mars Best of Free Reference Web Sites Committee of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web.

Subject Resources

Learn how to utilize different web resources to locate web sites on different subjects.


A social encyclopedia of belief that explores controversial issues from multiple perspectives.

Faculty/Staff Resources

Resources for faculty and staff including forms for requesting class orientations and new items for the collection. Also available here are lists of recently added materials.

Electronic Journals

Here is where you can find links to different on-line journals.

Note: Most of these journals require a subscription to access full text articles.

Online Newspapers

Link to major U.S., International, and local online newspapers here.

Other Library Catalogs

Link to other online library catalogs and search their resources. Fill out an interlibrary loan to get a book from another library.

Other Online Databases

Explore other databases that are available on the web. Some of these databases have full text and some do not.