Research Guides

Need help getting started? Click on the links below to view our subject-specific "Quick Start" pages filled with information and tips on subject specific resources at the Kishwaukee College Library.

Authors & Criticism

  • Get started on an English assignment.
  • Discover the lives and writings of major literary figures and read what other writers have to say about them.

Business & Economics

  • Find information for assignments in business, economics, and accounting classes.
  • Keep track of changes in the world of business and finance.

Career Resources

  • Explore the job market for employment opportunities, hiring trends, and occupational outlook.
  • Find out how to post résumés on job search Web sites.

Fine Arts

  • Get ideas for an art or music project.
  • Explore current artistic trends.


  • Get started on a research paper or essay for history class.
  • See orginal historical documents and read what scholars have to say about them.


  • Locate authoritative sources for books and articles in the medical field.
  • Find trustworthy Web sites dealing with medicinal drugs and herbs.

Political Science

  • Find the best sources for research papers and essays on political topics.
  • Research current information on domestic government, foreign policy, and global issues.

ReCursos Profesionales

  • Libros y websites en espanol.


  • Get a head start on a project in chemistry, biology, physics, physical science, or geography.
  • Discover reliable sources on current and emerging technologies.

Search Power!

  • Learn how to get the most out of a search engine or library online catalog.
  • Save time by making focused searches and eliminating unwanted hits.

Short Stories, Poetry & Drama

  • Find sources for literature and drama classes.
  • Learn what major scholars have to say about the greatest works written for the page and the stage.

Sociology & Criminology

  • Find the best sources for research papers and essays on sociology & criminology topics.
  • Discover reliable sources on current events and social issues.
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