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  • Creating citations in MS Word - Step-by-step instructions to inserting citations and building a bibliography or works cited page using Microsoft Word.
  • Research Paper Reference Guide - Guide created by KCC English faculty that includes a guide to MLA citations.
  • OWL - The Online Writing Lab from Purdue University provides advice for all the steps in writing a paper - research and citations, as well as the writing process.
  • Citation Machine - Free tool for building bibliographies and works cited pages.

Plagiarism and Copyright

  • Plagiarism - Indiana University's tutorial for help in understanding and recognizing plagiarism.
  • Copyright - KCC's policies regarding copyright, with links to YouTube videos and a copyright quiz.


Research Tips - suggestions on how to choose and develop a research topic and search strategy, as well as how to find and evaluate sources, and cite them in your paper or project.


  • KCC Catalog Tutorial - video tutorial shows you how to search the KCC catalog for books using a variety of strategies to find the most relevant items.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP Tutorial - video tutorial shows you how to browse topics and search for scholarly articles using the Expanded Academic ASAP database.
  • EBSCO Database Tutorial - video tutorial shows you how to look for scholarly articles using the EBSCO Academic Search Premier database.
  • Evaluating Sources Tutorial - video tutorial shows you how to decide if a source is of high quality and explains the different criteria you should use to evaluate them.


Handouts are in printable PDF format.