Access articles and electronic books from the Library's subscription databases from off-campus! When you click on a database, you will be prompted for your user name (your student ID) and PIN (the two-digit month and day of your birth in MMDD format).
Example for student with ID number 88-123-4567 born February 25th:
User name: 881234567
If you need help resetting your pin, please visit this page.
This Fall 2022 Semester, the library is offering a new online OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial. The tutorial is available in our library catalog, in many of our library research guides, and on our library website.
Upon completion of the OneSearch Library Catalog Tutorial, library patrons should be able to:
1. Find the OneSearch online library catalog.
2. Search for and locate books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more in the library's collection.
3. Request items from other LACCD libraries.
At the end of the tutorial, there is a short online quiz, which provides users feedback.
Creating a search strategy involves brainstorming for keywords and phrases that writers might use when discussing your topic. The best places to gather the frequently used jargon of your topic are broad tertiary sources such as:
Possible terms for this assignment:
WLAC subscribes to databases that provide the full text of books that are available for checkout to students for reading on a computer or other digital device.
Plagiarism is a serious offense both in the world of academia and the world of publishing.
Many students do not plagiarize intentionally. They may do it in haste, or in ignorance of exactly what it is.
The Plagiarism detection service, Turnitin, cites these ten types of plagiarism as the most common:
An act of submitting another’s work, word-for-word, as one’s own.
A written piece that contains significant portions of text from a single source without alterations.
The act of changing key words and phrases but retaining the essential content of the source in a paper.
An act of paraphrasing from other sources and making the content fit together seamlessly.
The act of borrowing generously from one’s own previous work without citation; To self plagiarize.
The act of combining perfectly cited sources with copied passages—without citation—in one paper.
A paper that represents a mix of copied material from several different sources without proper citation.
8. 404 ERROR:
A written piece that includes citations to non-existent or inaccurate information about sources
The “Aggregator” includes proper citation, but the paper contains almost no original work.
This paper includes proper citation, but relies too closely on the text’s original wording and/or structure.
These measures can help you avoid unintentionally plagiarizing:
Winter 2023 In-Person Library Hours
(January 3 - February 2)