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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

  • Childhood Development (pending)
  • Nursing (pending)


Research Tutorials

Research Basics

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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