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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)


Horticulture


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


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)


Zoology


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)

students.gov - "student gateway to the U.S. government delivering government information and services across your campus & around the world"

Choosing & Applying to Colleges

CaliforniaColleges.edu - 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 - "...an 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."

 

CollegeGrad.com - 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. Careerjournal.com 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

 

Studentjobs.gov - 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

lpclibrarian@laspositascollege.edu


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
Publisher
Price
ISBN
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 - efollett.com

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

 

 

Email a Librarian

Library Telephone: 925.424.1150
Library Fax: 925.606.7249

Page last modified: June 09, 2014