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Research Papers 101

A collaboration between the Library and the Writing Center has created guidelines for students in writing research papers.

Research Papers 101 - PowerPoint (pdf)

Research Papers 101 - The Video This video was recorded at the presentation on April 29th, 2008 in the LPC Library. It is 48 minutes long.


Citation Style Guides

Citation Style Guides - Guide to M.L.A and A.P.A. citation styles with many sample citations for commonly used LPC resources. Links to printed templates for citation of the most common resources and NoodleBib, an online bibliography composer.

Plagiarism Help

You Quote It! You Cite It! - Tutorial


Plagiarism Basics - Important Facts for LPC Students.


Napoleon and G Talk Plagiarism:

(LPC Library video-created by A. Amaya, Spring 2011)


Plagiarism Examples Using Direct Quotes, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing


What Is Plagiarism? - Slide presentation, LPC Writing Center


LPC Citation Style Guides


Other Examples of Parenthetical Documentation


Plagiarism Web Sites:

Avoiding Plagiarism / OWL - Online Writing Lab, Purdue University


How to Recognize Plagiarism - School of Education, Indiana University


Plagiarism : What it is and How to Recognize and Avoid it - Writing Tutorial Services, Indiana University


Library Guides

Follow the links below to access a variety of LPC materials in bibliographies and guides to subject Internet sites provided by the library.

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1960s/1970s Social Movements-Selected Internet Resources

Addiction Resources

Administration of Justice

Afghanistan and Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner (ENG 104 -Cole)

African American History Resources

Alameda County Community Resources (PSCN 15-Matasol)

American Immigration Experience and Enrique's Journey (ENG 1A-Gonzales)

American Indians and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (ENG 105, Puente-Gonzales)

Audiobooks @ LPC

Award-Winning Fiction - award-winners in contemporary literature, mystery fiction, and science fiction and fantasy

Basic Reader Non-Fiction

Biology 5: Marine Biology (BIOL 5-Judd)

Biology (BIOL 31-Judd)

Business Ethics (BUSN 30-Grooms)

Business Ethics (BUSN 30-Stein)

California Government and Politics - Library Research Guide

Career Information and Résumé Writing

Chemistry Resources

Choosing and Developing a Research Topic

Comparative Countries & Cultures Research - Sociology

Cultural and Racial Minorities Resources Guide

Early Childhood Development

Economic Research Resources Guide

Engineering Internet Resources

England: 18th Century - Social, Political, Military, Aesthetic, Literary History, 1750-1850 (Includes Jane Austen information)

English & Literature Resources Guide

English 1A - Race Relations and Race Politics (Eagan)

English 1A - Education Issues

English 1A - Generations in the Workplace

English 4 - North Africa and The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles (Sato)

English 7 - Critiquing Arguments (Spirn)

Environmental Issues-Green Living Resources Guide

ESL 24: Food Issues Related to Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma

ESL 131A: Famous Women

ESL 131A: Inventors and Scientists

Fiction - award-winners in contemporary literature, mystery fiction, and science fiction and fantasy

French Language and Culture Materials at LPC

Global Perspective of Women (WMST 2 - Bengiveno)

Government, Law, Politics, Elections, & Civil Liberties Research Guide

Health 1: Behavior Change Project

Health 3: Women's Health (Hopkins)

Health Information Links

History 8 (Bengiveno)


Human Relations (BUSN 48-Stein)

Interior Design

Japanese American Evacuation and Relocation (1942-1945) Materials

John Steinbeck's East of Eden - Library Study Guide

Lewis and Clark Library Research Guide

Library of Congress Classification System - LPC Library Short Guide

Literature of the American West- Library Research Guide

Local History Resources

Maggie Gee and the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)

Mental Depression - Library Research Guide

Microbiology 1 (Moore)

Microbiology 1 (Zingg)

Multicultural Issues

Multimedia Resources

Music Online for Music 5

Mythology - Library Research Guide

Newton Local History CollectionAdobe Acrobat PDF Image - a bibliography of books on the history of the Tri-Valley area, Alameda County, California, and the West

Nickel and Dimed - Library Resources

Oral Interpretation - Finding Texts

PE 28 (Manning) - Library Research Guide


Photography Research (ENG 1A-Robinson)

Physiology 1 (Zingg)

Political Science: International Relations/Country Studies- Library Research Guide

Politics, Government, Law, Elections, Civil Liberties

Popular Culture - Library Research Guide

Popular Music and Lyrics Resources

Primary Sources

Psychology 6 / Psychology Counseling 3: Disorders

Scholarly Journals or Popular Magazines: What are the Differences? LPC Library Short Guide.

Shakespeare Materials

Shakespeare's Macbeth

Spanish Language and Culture Materials

Spanish 1A - Spanish-Speaking Country Project

Spanish 1A - Migrant farm workers, day laborers, and The Fight in the Fields (Suarez)

Study and Learning Skills Materials

Study Skills Resources

Tuskegee Airmen and Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson

Vietnam War and Tim O'Brien'sThe Things They Carried (ENG1A-Cole)

Women and the Religious Experience

Women & the U.S. Military

Women & U.S. Culture (HIST 32-Bengiveno)

Women's Studies (WMST 1-Bengiveno)


Other Resources

Latin American Fiction in Translation: A Bibliography - Compiled by João C. Barretto, Acquisitions Librarian and Coordinator of Collection Development, City College of San Francisco and LPC Adjunct Librarian

Literatura Chicana - A Bibliography of Creative and Critical Mexican American Writings through 1996, Compiled by João C. Barretto, Roberto G. Trujillo, and Andrés Rodríguez


College Information: Choosing, Applying, Scholarships

College Information

Alameda County Library: Learning Express Library - "Practice taking tests online with immediate scoring for ACT, SAT, GED and other academic exams... You will need to register to create a free account with Learning Express Library." You will need an Alameda County Library card to use this test taking database. Go to any Alameda County Library to get a card.

Assist- Statewide student transfer information for California

College Navigator - A free tool designed "to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about approximately 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the US and other jurisdictions"

IIE Passport - information on programs and sponsoring organizations for students planning to study abroad, maintained by the Institute of International Education

OPE Campus Security Statistics Website - provides statistics on crimes at over 6000 colleges, covering the last three years (U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education) - "student gateway to the U.S. government delivering government information and services across your campus & around the world"

Choosing & Applying to Colleges - California College Explorer: California college exploration and guidance and counseling


California Community Colleges Online Application Center - information and access to California community colleges: college location, academic programs, services, entrance requirements, campus personnel email addresses and FAQ for information about financial aid, counseling, tuition and living costs, student life...


College Board Online - search through 3,200 colleges, request financial aid profile, get test dates, and apply to 375 colleges


Colleges in California - Undergraduates or Graduate - "... a resource for students and professionals looking for schools in the state of California. The website assembles a large network of California Colleges and Schools, including both academic and vocational schools, and both graduate and undergraduate programs"


CSUMentor - an online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the CSU system, select a CSU campus to attend, plan to finance higher education, and apply for admission. CSUMentor is free to use. The student will only pay the application fee charged directly by the CSU campus when an application for admission is submitted.


Guide to California Colleges and Universities - online guide to the University of California and California State University Systems, the California Community College System, residency requirements, independent colleges and universities, and private postsecondary and vocational education


National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES): Search for statistical and other information about schools, colleges, and libraries


University of California: It Starts Here - Browsing this site, you'll learn about entrance requirements and see how UC evaluates applications, includes undergraduate applications for all the UC campuses.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

California Student Aid Commission - the Commission's mission is to make education behond high school financially accessible to all Californians


FAFSA on the Web - Online "Free Application for Federal Student Aid"

FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid - FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.

U.S. Department of Education Student Financial Assistance - "help for every stage of the financial aid process, whether you're in school or out of school"

Research & Term Papers

A+ Research & Writing for High School & College Students


Debate Central - debating strategies and techniques, critiques, evidence, structure, rhetoric, and argument; how to speak in public


Guide for Writing Research Papers based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation


How To Write A Research Paper - free resource from the Literature Resource Center discusses choosing a topic, crafting a thesis, identifying information sources, taking efficient notes, beginning and organizing paper, using parenthetical documentation, preparing a Works Cited page, and drafting and revising a research paper


Online Technical Writing: Online Textbook - " introduction to the kinds of writing skills you need in practically any technically oriented professional job" by David A. McMurrey


Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It - good student guide from Indiana University's Writing Tutorial Services


Magazines vs. Journals - What are the Differences? LPC Library Short Guide


Student Writing Models from Writers Inc: samples of personal essays, descriptive writing, news features, eyewitness accounts, interview reports, persuasive writing, creative writing, cause/effect, comparison, writing about literature, research wrting,etc. Other links to writing topics, judging sources (MLA & APA), research links, etc.

Career & Job Search Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics' Projections - supplements Occupational Outlook with articles concerning the projected future of particular occupations


California Occupational Guides - "A series of about 300 information sheets covering individual occupations or groups of related occupations. They provide statewide information about job duties, working conditions, employment outlook, wages, benefits, entrance requirements, and training."


CareerOneStop - "nation's publicly-funded resource for jobseekers and businesses... Explore alternative career paths, compare salary data for different occupations, learn which careers are hot, get resume writing tips and job interview strategies, and much more." - The #1 Internet job search service for college students and recent grads, includes preparation, resumes, interviews, negotiations, salaries, career information, etc.

College Majors and Career Information - Career Services in Partnership with You: Rutgers University Career Services, New Brunswick


Job Hunters Bible - designed as a supplement to the book, What Color Is Your Parachute; leads you to many other good career sites


JobStar Central - one of the best sites to research careers, employers; find salary information, guides to resume; and access job listings. has joined with JobStar to offer users access to their excellent collection of career and job search information)


Occupational Outlook Handbook - begin researching careers here. Paper copy in LPC Reference at HF5381.A1.O362


Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online - OOQ Online provides practical information on jobs and careers and covers a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Copy of magazines in LPC Periodicals section


Riley Guide - employment opportunities and job resources on the Internet - searchable database of federal government employment opportunities for high school and college students by employment type, summer employment or internship, geographic location, and salary


WetFeet "...profiles of companies, careers, industries, cities and vast library of career advice articles provide a unique perspective to help readers find the right career, the right industry, the right company, the right job for them."

Ask a Reference Question

Can't make it into the Library? Ask a reference question via e-mail. Please put "Reference Question" in the subject line of your email. Be sure to include your phone number or e-mail address, and one of the Reference Librarians will contact you with an answer.

Email questions to:

Frances Hui, Tina Inzerilla , or Angela Amaya

Make a Suggestion

If you are a student at LPC and would like to submit a suggestion for a library purchase, you may come to the library and fill out a request form. Or you may print out the Request for PurchaseAdobe Acrobat PDF Image and send it to us.

You are also welcome to make suggestions for purchase via e-mail. Please include the following information:

Author, Producer, Artist, or Composer
Title of Material
Other information as appropriate
Your name, phone number, or e-mail address

Mail suggestions to:

Frances Hui, Tina Inzerilla, or Angela Amaya

Important LPC Student Links

LPC Homepage

LPC Academic Calendar

College Catalog

Class Schedules

LPC Faculty/Staff Directory

LPC Instructor Websites

CLASS-Web - LPC Student Information: Grades, Records, Registration

LPC Bookstore -

Finally, check all the LPC Library webpages to find other useful information.



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