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PTK Research

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Use the resources in this guide to begin your research. Make sure that you pay attention to the search tips and examples that are provided as they will help make your research more successful. If you are having trouble finding sources for your assignment, ask a librarian for help.

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Summon Search

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Search Tips

Examples of what you can type into the Summon search box . . .

One word, a single phrase, place, name, etc.:

  • bioaccumulation
  • "art therapy"
  • leadership skills

More complex keyword searches:

  • "North Carolina" AND bioaccumulation
  • veterans AND "art therapy"
  • leadership AND "problem solving" AND ("professional development" OR training)

 

Do not use complete sentences. Only type the important keywords related to your topic.

Use the features under "Refine Your Results" to limit by date, subject, type of resource, etc.

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.PCC students and staff should enter their myPittCC username and password to access online databases from off campus. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Call us! (252) 493-7360