Welcome to the Student Page!!

On this page, you will have access to writing tutorials, tips on how to avoid plagiarism, information on copyright, research tutorials as well as tutorials on how to use the tools in the library website.

Keep checking this page. It will morph over time.

Writing Tutorials

Purdue University's OWL Writing Center has PowerPoint Presentations as well as Hypertext Workshops that have powerful instruction on writing. (Doesn't take much time but has the goods!)

PowerPoint: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/pp/index.html

Hypertext Workshops: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/index.html

Is your paper bleeding red? Are you not sure what your instructor means by "split infinitive" or "dangling modifier"?
Big Dog's Grammar is the place to clean up the red and improve your grade!

http://www.aliscot.com/bigdog/

MLA style and citations sites give you the information on MLA standards of in-text citation as well as Works Cited.

http://www.liu.edu/cwis/CWP/library/workshop/citmla.htm Long Island University has a very easy to use site on Works Cited examples.

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html Purdue's OWL Writing Center's MLA cite is very comprehensive.

APA style for the Behavioral Sciences http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite6.html Clean and comprehensive site that includes APA, MLA, Chicago, CBE and other styles of writing

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an excellent site on APA Style http://www.english.uiuc.edu/cws/wworkshop/writer_resources/citation_styles/apa/apa.htm

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is a plague that can kill your academic career. Well...that's not exactly right but it is dishonest. With permission from the author, this link takes you to a brief explanation of plagiarism, what it is and how to avoid it:

http://library.alvincollege.edu/plagiarism.htm

Copyright information

All of the pages in a book or on the web were created by that someone. They are owned, for the most part, by that someone. If another person uses that material without permission they are violating the copyright law, or are they? This link takes you to a document, used with permission from the author, that explains the copyright law and what can be used in education:

http://library.alvincollege.edu/fair_use_copyright_material.htm

Research Tutorials

Milliken University has a fun site that teaches basics of library research feature the Peeps.

http://www.millikin.edu/staley/fluff/peep_research.html

The following are tutorials specific for online research tools for ACC students:

How to find a book using the online catalog:

Online Catalogue Tutorial/Online Catalogue Tutorial.html

How to find articles and books in the Texshare databases:

Databases2.pps

Better ways to search the Web:

NetSearch