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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 virtual event! 

Fall 2021 Events

One Book One Harper Book Discussions:

Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress by Debra Ginsberg - Join Here

(Friday, September 10th @ 2pm) 

Chocolat by Joanne Harris or Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Join Here

(Friday, October 8th @ 2pm) 

Bento Box in the Heartland: My Japanese Girlhood in Whitebread America by Linda Furiya - Join Here

(Friday, November 12th @ 2pm)


One Book One Harper Presentations:

The Hole Story: A History of the Dougnut w/ Michael Krondl - Join Here

(Thursday, September 16th @ 7pm)

Chocolate Through Time w/ Joyce White - Join Here

(Thursday, October 14th @ 7pm)

Seven Gifts from Southern California Kitchens to the World w/ Richard Foss - Join Here

(Thursday, November 18th @ 7pm)


Genealogy and Family History Programs:

From the Family Kitchen w/ Gena Philibert-Oretega

(Tuesday, October 19th @ 7pm)

Turn Family History into Stories You Can Share w/ Annette Burke Lyttle

(Tuesday, November 16th @7pm)

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 here 

(Thursday, September 9th @11am)

(Thursday, September 23rd @11am)

(Thursday, October 7th @11am)

(Thursday, October 21st @11am)

(Thursday, November 4th @ 11am)

(Thursday, November 18th @ 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:

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

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

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:

Plagiarism - what it is and how to avoid it!

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

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