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Library Guides & Tools

Video Tutorials
Scholarly Vs. Popular--What's the Difference?

What makes an article scholarly?  How does it differ from a popular article?  Why is this important to know?

Types of Online Information (captioned)

A tutorial that describes different types of online information, covering ebooks, magazines, newspapers, academic journals, trade journals, and government documents.

Types of Online Information (uncaptioned)
A tutorial that describes different types of online information, covering ebooks, magazines, newspapers, academic journals, trade journals, and government documents.
Using TutorTrac (with captions)
Provided by Tutoring Services in the library, watch this tutorial on how to use TutorTrac. Includes captions.
Using TutorTrac (without captions)
Provided by Tutoring Services in the library, watch this tutorial on how to use TutorTrac. Without captions.
Go WYLD.net tutorials
Find many database tutorials to learn how to search databases effectively. Provided by GoWYLD.net, Wyoming's portal to knowledge & learning.
Writing & Citation Guides
Agronomy Journal Style Guide

Writing and citation style guide in the Agronomy Journal style.

APA Citing Sources Guide (NWC)

A guide, with examples, of the APA citation style created by librarians and faculty at Northwest College.

APA Format

APA style guide and examples from Purdue University

Chicago Citing Sources Guide (NWC)

A guide, with examples, of the Chicago (Turabian, Rampolla) citation style created by librarians and faculty at Northwest College.

Chicago Manual of Style (Ohio State University)

From Ohio State University, this writing and citation style is also known as Turabian.

Citing Electronic Sources: Primary Sources: Chicago Style

From the Library of Congress, a guide to cite primary electronic resources in the Chicago style.

Copyright & Intellectual Property Law

Let’s face it. Intellectual property law can be confusing, even overwhelming. That’s why the Wyoming State Library's State Publications Librarian Karen Kitchens put together the list of resources below. Open or download these helpful items for basic information about patent, trademark, and copyright law. Please remember that these guides provide a very basic overview. Always consult an attorney for legal assistance.

Ecology Citation Guide (NWC)

Ecology style (ESA) citation guide for biology classes at NWC.

MLA 8 Citing Sources Guide (NWC)

A guide, with examples, of the MLA citation style created by librarians and faculty at Northwest College.

MLA Format (Purdue University)

A citation and writing guide with examples from Purdue University

MLA Style Center Quick Guide (Companion web guide to our paper MLA guide)

A website companion to the current MLA style guide. Starting at Works Cited: A Quick Guide, select Get Started to see resource and document examples and how to cite them. Website also provides MLA style information on research paper formatting, plagiarism and more. Need help with in-text citations and research paper formatting?  Start at this page: MLA Style Center Help

NetTutor - Find & schedule a tutor at NWC

Find and schedule a tutor at NWC. For more information contact Jen Schneider, Tutoring Center, at 1-307-754-6137.

Plagiarism - What is it? (NWC)

A guide, with examples, discussing what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Plagiarism 2 (Anti-Plagiarism) Video

Plagiarism and its consequences. A brief film by Glenn Koelling & the NWC English Department. (9:53 min.)

ProQuest Research Companion - Where do I start? Tools Login Required

The self-guided modules and interactive videos in this research tool site cover such topics as "Where do I start?" to "How do I avoid plagiarism and find my own voice?" to “What’s the best way to revise?” These useful tools are developesd by writing instructors and librarians.

RefWorks (via Proquest) Login Required

RefWorks is a powerful online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. Create your own free account & manage your references, citations & more! Your Group code is: RWNWCollege. 

 

Research & Class Guides
Agroecology Class Guide - (W. Rose)

A library guide to aid in agroecology research.

Children's Literature Class Guide

A library guide to aid primarily students in LIBS 2280 Literature for Children. Non-students will find the children's literature resources links and "How to find award-winning books" useful.

English 1010 Class Guide

GEOG 1000 World Regional Geography - (G. Smith)

History 1221 Class Guide -(A. McKinney)

HMDV 1101 General Studies First Year Seminar Class Guide

HMDV 1101 General Studies First Year Seminar Class Guide

HMDV 1101 Online First Year Seminar Class Guide - (R. Reel)

Native American Indian Cultures Class Guide - (G. Smith)

Nursing Research Guide

For nursing students, this guide shows you how to write your paper using evidence-based research and how to find and cite the resources you will need.

SOSC 1101 Social Science First Year Seminar Guide