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Harper College Library Online: Home


Harper College Library Online is a collection of virtual resources created to support students taking online classes at Harper College.  We look forward to working with you!

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5 Ways the Library Can Help You Succeed

Upcoming Virtual Events

Join us for a free event! 

Fall 2022 Events

One Book One Harper Book Discussions:

When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning

(Friday, September 9th @ 2pm in the Library)


The Wettest County in the World: A Novel Based on a True Story by Matt Bourdant

(Friday, October 7th @ 2pm in the Library)


The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

(Friday, November 4th @ 2pm in the Library)


One Book One Harper Presentations:

How Prohibition Changed American w/ Richard Foss - Join Here

(Thursday, September 15th @ 7pm)

Join event here.  Or copy and paste the link below in your browser:

Chicago's Historic Motor Row District 1905-1936 w/ Barbara Barrett

(Thursday, October 13th @ 7pm)

Join event here.  Or copy and paste the link below in your browser:

Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad in Northeastern Illinois w/ Larry McClellan

(Thursday, November 10th @ 7pm)

Join event here.  Or copy and paste the link below in your browser:



Brain Boost:

Brain Boost utilizes the Wits Workout program developed by University of Illinois Extension educators. Brain Boost is a brain health program that provides participants an opportunity to engage and exercise their intellectual and social skills through brain puzzles and interaction. 

Join Brain Boost via WebEx.  Join event here.  Or copy and paste the link below in your browser:

(Thursday, September 15th @ 11am)

(Thursday, September 29th @ 11am)

(Thursday, October 13th @ 11am)

(Thursday, October 27th @ 11am)

(Thursday, November 10th @ 11am)



Databases are easy to search and contain articles from thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers.


Start your research using ebooks.

Streaming Videos

Videos are a quick and fun way to learn about a topic.  Use them as visual aides in presentations or speeches.

Research Guides & More

Research Guides contain an organized collection of resources related to a specific subject. 

Here are some more useful (and fun) resources:


Plagiarism - what it is and how to avoid it!

For a better understanding of plagiarism and how you can avoid it, click here.

Information Literacy - what it is and why it's important!

"Information Literacy" refers to the skills necessary to successfully locate, evaluate, and use information.    

How do I know if a resource is good?

There are so many resources available - how do you know what's "good"?  Use the TRAAP test!

General Services

Ask a Librarian

Why work with a Librarian?

Librarians are experts in identifying and locating appropriate resources for various information needs.  Librarians can help with research projects, papers, speech assignments, citations, and more.  

Citation Help

Proper citation is an expectation of all college students.  Ask a Librarian for help or click on a link below:

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