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:
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:
Fall 2023 In-Person Hours (Aug 28 - Dec 17)
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday and Holidays: Closed