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Welcome to MLK Jr. Library at Los Angeles City College!

                                                                       

Asynchronous online library workshops for LACC students to learn about: Using the LACC Library Resources, Evaluating Sources, Citing Sources in MLA, Citing Sources in APA, Primary Sources, and Getting Started with a Research Paper.

Each link below allows you to self-enroll in the asynchronous workshop. When you click on a link, you will be taken to a sign-in page that will require you to login to access the workshop. After completing a workshop and the "Completion Last Step" form, you will receive a certificate of completion through email.

 

Research Skills Workshops

Objectives

Using the LACC Library Resources

       

 

  • Identify resources and services provided by the LACC Library
  • Understand basic searching in OneSearch to find books and articles
  • Recognize that different databases contain different types of information across various disciplines.
  • Recognize the various ways to ask for research help from the library

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

  • Understand the value of evaluating sources for credibility,
  • Identify two or more different methods for evaluating sources, and
  • Identify techniques for spotting and debunking false information.

Citing Sources in MLA 

  • Identify examples of plagiarism in academic work.
  • Understand why it is important to cite your sources in academic work.
  • Recognize and formulate citations in MLA style. 

Citing Sources in APA

 

  • Identify examples of plagiarism in academic work.
  • Understand why it is important to cite your sources in academic work.
  • Recognize and formulate citations in APA style.

Primary Sources

 

  • Identify characteristics of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.
  • Find primary sources using Library search tools as well as the Internet.

Research Paper Workshop

 

  • Formulate a topic and build strong search statements
  • Find credible information on the web and in ebook collections
  • Navigate article databases 

Enroll in Legal & Ethical Uses of Information

 

NOTE: This is a mini-course workshop and will open in a new course in Canvas that you must enroll in separately. 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical uses of information, including copyright, fair use, plagiarism, citations, and academic integrity.

 

Students can access over 200,000 ebooks, and millions of newspaper, magazine, and scholarly journal articles in full-text, watch videos and chat with a librarian 24/7, all online.

Learning to use the library’s resources & services effectively can help you succeed in your classes. Studies show that using the library in some way (e.g. online database access, study room use, borrowing books, getting research help from a librarian, etc.) increases student success. As a student at LACC, you have access to all of the library's offerings.

Contact Us:
Library (323) 953-4000 ext: 2400 * Reference (323) 953-4000 ext: 2406 * Circulation/Periodicals (323) 953-4000 ext: 2395
mlklibrary@lacitycollege.edu