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Using Research Databases | Learn About Plagiarism | Learn Search Skills

Using Research Databases

Video tutorials created by LCC librarians.

Learn About Plagiarism

How to Recognize Plagiarism - Indiana University Bloomington

Learn how to identify plagiarism by reading sample student work along with reasons why the work is plagiarized or not.

You Quote It! You Note It! - Acadia University

Learn the differences between paraphrasing and directly quoting from sources. Includes both MLA and APA documentation.

Understanding Plagiarism - Butler University

Compare paraphrased examples of original text to test your understanding of plagiarism. Uses MLA style.

"What is Plagiarism? - Rutgers University

A three-part video that explains plagiarism, gives real life examples, and includes a chance to test yourself.

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Learn Search Skills

Learning Objects - Northwest Missouri State University

Learn about narrowing topics, truncation, Boolean searching, brainstorming for synonyms and constructing a search strategy using these interactive tutorials.

Creating a Search Query Exercise - University of Washington

Practice organizing complex searches and compare your answers with the suggested search queries.

Learn the Net: Your Online Guide - Michael Lerner Productions

Learn about how the Web started, how it works, technology needed, finding information, and constructing search strategies. Plus, find out about social networks, managing media, downloading data, e-business, and more!

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LINKS: Your Guide to Finding Information

Puzzled by research? The LINKS tutorial is designed to teach LCC students basic library and research skills. Each module takes 15 - 20 minutes and is followed by a short quiz. Modules:

  1. Choosing Sources
  2. Creating a Search Strategy
  3. Using the Library Catalog
  4. Finding Articles in Databases
  5. Using the Web
  6. Citing Sources


  • Kim Farley
  • Instructional Services Librarian
  • 517.483.1662
  • MC: 1510


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