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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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Call: 847.925.6584

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5 Ways the Library Can Help You Succeed

Upcoming Events

Join us for a free event! 

Spring 2023 Events

One Book One Harper Book Discussions:

Overground Railroad by Candacy Taylor and/or Driving While Black by Gretchen Sorin (pick one or read both)

(Friday, April 14th @ 2pm in the Library)

Broken Places: A Cass Raines Mystery by Tracy Clark

(Thursday, June 8th @ 2pm in the Library)

As the Wicked Watch: The First Jordan Manning Novel by Tamron Hall

(Thursday, July 6th @ 2pm)

One Book One Harper Presentations:

Check back soon for Fall 2023 events!


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

The Harper College Library offers a variety of virtual services to support online learning.

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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