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Cosmetology Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

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  1. Think about your topic and what are you trying to answer.  Terms? People? Organizations? Places? Objects?
  2. List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.
  • cosmetology
  • hair coloring
  • skin cancer
  • melanoma
  • basal cell carcinoma


Contains thousands of articles, from multiple publishers, on almost all subjects. (Video Tutorial)


Business Source Complete Find company and industry reports.

Science and Technology Collection Contains academic articles in the sciences, including materials science.

Vocational andCareer Collection Explore industry related periodicals.

SciTech Premium Collection Covers trade and industry periodicals, conference proceedings, and more.

Additional Resources

Use your 14-digit library barcode number for off-campus access (the number is on the back of your student ID).  Don't have an ID? Get one from the library. Distance students can fill out the online request form.

Featured Journals & Trade Publications

Academic Video Online Multi-subject streaming video collection.


Books, videos, DVDs and manuals on skin, beauty, and cosmetology are located on the third floor of the library.

  • Skin = RL 81.C65- RL155.P36
  • Hair & Nails = TT958.F45- TT 972.W65

Featured Titles


eBook CollectionMulti-subject electronic book collection (Video tutorial)

ProQuest Ebook Central

Physical Books

Library Catalog

  1. Enter search terms.
  2. Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
  3. Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
  4. To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
  • To request a book from another location, click "Place Hold" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.

Library Catalog Video Tutorials

Evaluating Information button

Do my sources pass the CRAP test?

Each of my sources are:

  • Current
  • Reliable & Relevant
  • Authoritative & Accurate
  • Proper Purpose & Point-of-view

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Citation Help

  1. Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
  2. Ask your professor about the required citation style.
  3. Consult Citation Help Guide from LSC-North Harris Library to help you construct your citations.

Each citation should answer the questions:

  • Who wrote the material you are using?
  • What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
  • Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
  • If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?



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