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Research Assistance

We're here to help you succeed!

The Library provides many resources that you can access online. There are several ways that you can start from the Library's home page [New Window]

  • Enter your keywords in the search box to search all databases
  • Click Research Databases to find a specific database to search
  • Click Find Periodicals [New Window] to find an  e-journal or emagazine
  • Click Find Videos [New Window] to find streaming videos
  • Click View All Guides [New Window] find a subject or course guide to resources

Reference Desk - Pearl City

Library Circulation Desk - Pearl City

Have a question about your library account, renewing books, paying fines or fees?

Contact Circulation Services at (808) 455-0210, or go to our Library Services webpage.

Waianae Moku Education Center - Library Services 

Wednesday, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

A librarian is at Waiʻanae Moku most Wednesdays. Go to the Waiʻanae Moku page for more info on library services. Students may also contact a librarian at the Pearl City Reference Desk during library hours. See above for contact details and hours. 


Guides are created by Leeward Community College librarians and staff to help you! These guides provide helpful resources, strategies for research, and tutorials.  View guides at

Take the Research Challenge

Research Challenge Guide is a step-by-step guide to the fundamentals of college-level research.  The guide is a self-directed series of modules that takes a novice researcher through the steps involved in the research process.  Worksheets are provided for printing. Use the Help tab for information on evaluating, citing, and annotating your sources.

Citation Guides (Online)

Consult these resources for guidance in citing sources in APA, Chicago, and MLA styles. 

Citing Sources Libguide

Database Access Help

If you are having difficulty with accessing our research databases while off-campus, please view our Database Access Problems guide.

Regular Library Hours
General Information: (808) 455‑0210
Reference Support: (808) 455‑0379