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Research Tools & Guides


Learn more about the following research tool and guides available from the HTC Library.

Library OneSearch

 Library OneSearch is a search tool that allows you to search nearly all of the HTC library content with one search box.  You can find this OneSearch search box front and center on the library website.

 For detailed information on how to use Library OneSearch, please visit our guide or watch the videos:

Help Videos

Watching videos is a great way to learn about something.  Here are some recommended free academic help video sites:

Research Help Videos

The Library's Research Help: Getting Started page has many videos to help you through each step of the research process, including how to use HTC-specific research tools.  These videos and guides are listed below:

Academic Help Videos (i.e. Math, English, Science, etc.) provides over 28,000 videos and tutorials on hundreds of different academic subjects:

Khan Academy provides thousands of videos and step-by-step problems on math, science, economics, humanities, and computer science topics:

Technology Help Videos

Atomic Learning is a free 24/7 online technology training for all HTC students and employees.  To learn more or login visit:

LibGuides! (aka Research Guides)

HTC's  LibGuides (aka Research Guides) contain countless tips, best practices, and resource links for research within your program and beyond. 

Visit the HTC LibGuides website to find a guide that can help you:

If you'd like to suggest a new guide be created, please email library staff.

Practice Tests, Skill Reviews, and Career Prep

Learning Express Library contains several modules to help you prepare for college, brush up your core academic skills, and find and prepare for a new career.

Each module contains interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, and skill reviews.  There is also a module with information on careers and preparing for a number of occupational tests such as nursing, firefighting, emergency medical services, law enforcement, culinary arts, and more!.

Access Learning Express Library

NOTE: To enter any of the skill review or practice tests, you must create a FREE account. Remember to write down your login information for future visits.

A few highlighted resources include:

  • Math, Grammar, Reading, and Science skill reviews.
  • Preparing for College Placement Tests, such as the ACCUPLACER.
  • Learning Computer and Software skills, such as Microsoft Tools, Adobe Photoshop, and Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • Learning how to build a great resume and cover letter and how to prepare for a job interview.
  • Career exploration and preparation, learning about top careers and practice test for many occupational exams you may encounter in that career.

For a more detailed list of what's in Learning Express Library, please visit:

Nursing CEUs

Continuing Education Units (or CEUs) are an integral part of nursing practice to ensure nurses retain up-to-date skills and information.  Nursing CEUs are available within the Nursing Reference Center database.

For step-by-step instructions on accessing these CEUs, please review the following document: Nursing CEUs.

Ask a Librarian

Need some individual research help or have a library-related question?

  • Email the HTC Librarian: please contact library staff
  • For more ways to contact the library, see our Contact Us information