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Additional guides are currently in process of development. Check back later for updated resources! 
For immediate research assistance, please Ask a Librarian or email Library@compton.edu. 

Student guides

  • COVID-19
  • Childhood Development (pending)
  • Nursing (pending)
  • Black Lives Matter (pending)


Research Tutorials


Brief video tutorials on Compton College Library research tools are available below. All videos listed are captioned.
Click on the desired link to view the video in YouTube. 

More videos to be added. Check back here for updates!


Academic Research Skills Course 

Visit JSTOR: Research Basics for a self-paced, introductory tutorial that will teach you basic research concepts needed to prepare for college-level research. Each module concludes with an assessment to test your knowledge.

Research & Literacy Tools

Read&Write (R&W) 

Read&Write (R&W) Literacy Software

Visit the Read&Write (R&W) Software Installation page to learn how to download and install R&W onto your computer! R&W is available as a full-featured floating toolbar or Chrome browser extension. 

R&W offers multiple tools to support reading, writing, and study of online text and documents, including webpages, database articles, Word documents and PDFs.

Notable features include:

  • Read aloud for web pages and documents, with a choice of natural voices, speed, and volume
  • Record and save option for read aloud text as audio file
  • Speech to text for hands-free writing
  • Screen masking 
  • Highlighting text, with ability to save highlighted text as notes
  • Text and picture dictionaries
  • Word prediction

Visit the Read & Write (R&W) Resources page for user guides on how to use the R&W features.
For more information or to get help with R&W, please contact a Special Resource Center team member!

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