The Library Learning Commons at LWTech is your center for research on campus. We provide services and tools that can help you start your research assignment and also fortify your research skills in general. View our individual pages to get the help you need, and never hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions or would like to schedule a one-on-one tutorial with a librarian.
Citations (references to other works in your research) are invaluable to both you as the author and your audience/readers. This list contains links to resource to help you properly cite your sources in APA, MLA, and other styles.
Below you will also find tools for generating and managing your references and citations. Please note that while many citation generators exist freely on the Internet, many of them are out of date or have not been verified for their effectiveness and accuracy.
There are a variety of ways you can get help with using research databases. We highly recommend using official tutorials when available (listed with links below). We also have several in-house video tutorials created by librarians, available to view on our YouTube page. If you need additional help with a specific research database, please contact us and we will be more than happy to provide you with training.
Plagiarism is defined by Merriam Webster as "The act of using another person's words or ideas without giving credit to that person." At LWTech, committing acts of plagiarism is a serious offense and can be a detriment to your status as a student and your enrollment with the college. The library is committed to ensuring students, faculty, and other members of the academic community at LWTech get the resources and support needed when dealing with plagiarism. In addition to offering citation support [link to citation page] and providing instructional sessions for academic courses, librarians have compiled a list of "plagiarism prevention" resources. This list is updated regularly with new resources.
Do you know who made that website and why? The LWTech librarians are committed to bringing you the tools and support students and faculty need to understand how to properly evaluate web resources in the 21st century. Please check out our web evaluation matrix sheet below.
Lynda.com is an amazing resource providing video instruction on countless tech-related topics. LWTech students and faculty have access to Lynda.com by association with the college. Follow the directions below to create your Lynda.com account.
Note: On your next login to lynda.com, you will be prompted to select from the “Program of Study” box. Students: Select your program from the list, or select “Other Program” if not listed. Staff/Faculty: Select LWTech Employee
Need Additional Help with Lynda.com? Contact the IT Help Desk.
The following online resources are great places to find openly-licensed, multimedia content to use in a project, presentation, report, or other creative document. Please note that limitations for use of the content vary depending on the site.
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