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FYE 100/105 Library Assignment: Using the Library Website

For this assignment, you will gain a basic understanding of the services and resources provided by the MCTC Libraries. To complete the assignment, you will need to read through all the tabs/pages in this tutorial and take the library quiz on the last page

This is better than Google!

Discover books, journal articles, and more . . .

The Library Search Box provides you with access to many full-text electronic resources such as scholarly journal and magazine articles, newspaper articles and e-books. Primo also serves as the library catalog for MCTC Libraries and allows you to find print books, DVDs and other materials available within our campus libraries. You can search the library resources 24/7 on any computer or device with Internet access to find a host of scholarly resources to use for you class assignments!* 

*For more information about accessing full-text electronic articles, e-books, videos and more, visit the "Off Campus Access Instructions".

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism can be DELIBERATE or UNINTENTIONAL. Whenever you borrow words or ideas, you MUST acknowledge their source to give the author/creator credit and to respect their intellectual property!

The following situations almost always require citation:

  • turning in someone else's work as your own
  • failing to put a quotation in quotation marks
  • giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit
  • copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work [also called "fair use" in copyright law], whether you give credit or not 

--excerpt from Plagiarism.org


For more help understanding plagiarism and citation for research papers, consult the library's Citation Guide.

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Search the MCTC Library databases for your research assignments!

Watch this YouTube video produced by Yavapai College to learn about why you should search library databases for class research assignments.

MCTC Library Databases

Journal/Magazine Articles