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Cosmetology Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

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Starting Point

  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

Research Databases

Find e-books, streaming videos, and articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals. 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.

Additional Resources

Cosmetology periodicals found in the Research Databases



Library Catalog

Find books, e-books, DVDs, and more.


Use the Library Catalog

  • Enter search terms.
  • Use the limiters on the left to narrow your results to a particular library or date range.
  • Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
  • Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
  • 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

Books and Videos

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

Periodicals in Print

In print magazines, journals, and trade publications related to cosmetology are located in the periodicals collection on the second floor of the library.

  • American Salon
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Health
  • Modern Salon
  • Nursing Made Incredibly Easy
  • Vogue


Web Sites

Online Publications Recommended by the National Cosmetology Association

Associations & Organizatons

Licensing and Accreditation

Other Related Sites


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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