Tutorials, Citation and Subject Guides


OPAC Basic Search Guide (PDF)
OPAC Book Renewals (PDF)
Permalink Fix for Remote Use of Erwin Library Resources (CQ Researcher) (PDF)
Permalink Fix for Remote Use of Erwin Library Resources (JSTOR) (PDF)
Permalink Fix for Remote Use of Erwin Library Resources (Oxford University Press) (PDF)  New!
Permalink Fix for Remote Use of Erwin Library Resources (Points of View Reference Center) (PDF)
Publication Title Search:  Browse Issues of a Journal (PDF)
Publication Title Search:  Find an Article by Journal Title (PDF) New!
Publication Title Search:  Find, Permalink and Cite an Ebook (PDF)
WCC Single Search Basics:  Add Video Permalinks to Moodle (PDF)
WCC Single Search Basics:  Email Video Permalinks in WCCMail (Googlemail) (PDF)
WCC Single Search Basics:  Find, Permalink and Cite JSTOR Scholarly Articles (PDF)
WCC Single Search Basics:  Find, Permalink and Cite Scholarly Articles (PDF)
WCC Single Search Basics:  Find Praxis Exam Materials (PDF)


Citation Guides, Copyright and Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity and Student Code of Conduct for Wayne Community College

“Wayne Community College expects all students to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity …  Intentional plagiarism is a form of intellectual theft that violates widely recognized principles of academic integrity. Plagiarism may occur with respect to unpublished as well as published material. Intentional plagiarism is the act of representing the words, ideas, or data of another as one’s own without providing proper attribution to the author through quotation, reference, or footnote.”  From 2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook (see page 164)”

APA Style Blog

“The APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition.  It’s run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day.  We publish weekly posts to talk about what we love—writing, publishing, and APA Style.  We explore what APA Style is and how it works in a variety of areas, including reference citations of every sort, grammar and usage, the publication process, and social media.  Occasionally we feature guest bloggers who write about more technical issues.

The APA Style Blog has several features to help you navigate the site, whether you are just browsing or looking for an answer to a specific question. For example, you can search the blog, explore posts by category, and view the most recent posts and comments.”

Copyright from UNC-Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library

Clear, easily scanned information for faculty and students on what type of material, and how much of it, can be used for educational purposes in a paper or a course, and not incur copyright infringement.  Fair Use and Online Teaching is defined, as is the difference between plagiarism and copyright infringement, all with specific references to both North Carolina state and federal laws governing copyright.

Copyright on Campus Video

Prepared especially for all those questions faculty may have on copyright for materials they wish to use for their classes, this short video is provided free to the college by the Copyright Clearance Center for training purposes. Please note that, if this video doesn’t load on your PC, you will need to update/download Microsoft Silverlight.

According to an article about the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) in Wikipedia, the “CCC is a global rights broker for materials, including millions of in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and e-books. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization in response to a suggestion of Congress preceding the Copyright Act of 1976 … CCC licenses copyright-protected content to businesses and academic institutions, and compensates publishers and content creators for the use of their works.”


Now a free Student Portal, EasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are easy-to-use and educational. EasyBib is not only accurate, fast, and comprehensive, but helps educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers.  Features of site include:

  • Citation Generator – Generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography
  • Research Guide – Get started by checking out our comprehensive presentation on the research process. Pick up some tips and tricks. You can even download the files and take them with you.
  • Writing Guide – Here you’ll find detailed break-downs on every step of the writing process. You’ll learn how to start your brainstorming process, how to go about research and find good sources, what it means to make an outline, how to structure arguments and ideas, and finally how to revise and edit your paper to make it air-tight.
  • Topics Guide –  If you are having trouble starting your research, our Topics Pages are a good place to get started. You can get a general idea of the concepts you’re working with, as well as credible and helpful links to expand your knowledge.
How to Insert a Hyperlink (Permalink) Into a Moodle Textbox

This brief tutorial, the first part created by Erwin Librarians, the second part by WCC Distance Education staff, illustrates how to find a journal article Permalink URL in a research database, then copy and paste such a URL into a Moodle discussion forum or email textbox as a hyperlink.

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab

The Purdue (University) Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an all-purpose writing lab site, with the following as its most popular resources, though the site includes much, much more:

 UNC University Libraries Citation Tutorial

From the Introduction, click your way through a quick and lucid tutorial created by the faculty and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill including segments for:

 University of North Carolina System Copyright Use & Ownership

Content includes:


Subject Bibliographies and Research Guides

All subject Bibliographies (PDF) and online Research Guides (LibGuides) are annotated and regularly updated by Erwin Librarians.  Materials include book, periodical and audiovisual items held in the Erwin Library collection, as well as relevant internet resource links.

American Civil War and Reconstruction (PDF)

Beekeeping (Audiovisuals only) (PDF) [Updated!]

Beekeeping (PDF)

Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa (PDF)

Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene (PDF)

Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting (Online Research Guide) [Updated!]

History of Civil Rights in the United States (PDF)

Job Searches and Applications (PDF)

Medical Assistants Training and Certification (PDF)

Laboratory Technology, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technology, and Phlebotomy (Online Research Guide) [Updated!]

Medical Lab Technician & Phlebotomy (PDF) [Updated!]

Native American History and Heritage (PDF)

Nursing Education and Career Development (PDF)

Nursing Education and Career Development (Online Research Guide) [Updated!]

Personal Finance (PDF)

Pharmacy Technician (PDF) [Updated!]

Plagiarism and Copyright (PDF)

Science Fiction (PDF)

Simulation and Game Development (PDF)

Starting and Running a Small Business (PDF)

Sustainable Agriculture and Green Living (PDF)