Research Guides General Internet Tutorials Electronic Book Tutorials  Database Tutorials Plagiarism Tutorials Style Manual Guides

Library Research Guides & Handouts
see also the TC Garland Library Links for recommended databases and websites  on a variety of research topics. 

Education Test Prep Guide  for TC students preparing for the PRAXIS and entry into the Teacher Ed. program.

Global Business Information Resources   Research guide to assist students in  BUSN342, BUSN346,  BUSN445, BUSN446 and MGMT 325.

Library Resources in Career Exploration, Resumé Writing, and Interviewing

Using PERIODlCAL Search to locate full text Journal Titles  in the Garland Library Research Databases

Finding the Full text of a  Specific Magazine or Journal Title 

Copyright Library Guide:   Strongly recommended to faculty for consultation regarding the use of copyrighted materials and determining fair use.

Research Tutorials

NEW! College Research Tutorials Brought to you by your TC librarians and the Cooperative Library Instruction Project (CLIP) ( 

Deciphering your Assignment

Developing a Topic

Generating Search Terms

Popular versus Scholarly Sources

Primary and Secondary Sources

What is a Library database? 

Want to learn more?   Access to additional tutorials from  (CLIP) can be found here

Garland Library Specific Tutorials

Garland Library Online Orientation Modules  for the new student who would like a quick introduction to using library resources.

Locating Current Company Stock Prices using Standard and Poor's Netadvantage  (Tutorial contains audio. Use computer with speakers or headphones )

Searching Strategies (beta) (PowerPoint Show- requires PPS viewer , MS Office PowerPoint 2003 or higher and speakers or headset for audio)


General Internet Tutorials

netTutor  from Ohio State University is the most complete guide we have seen and thus receives our highest recommendation. Not only does this site provide information on how to evaluate web sites, but insights upon how to cite web sources, how to get started using the Web, smart net research strategies, and a complete tutorial database.

The Internet Detective: Wise up on the Web  "is a free online tutorial designed to help students develop their Internet research skills. The tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of web sites."

Internet Tutorials from University of Albany Libraries

TILT:  Texas Information Literacy Tutorial

Electronic book Tutorials

ebooks on Ebsco

 Below are step -by-step instructions to download and read an Ebsco e-book offline thanks to Milligan College Library Director, Gary Daught:

Downloading e-books from EBSCO to your computer for offline reading

Transferring e-books from EBSCO to your mobile device or e-reader

Other download helps

Ebscohost E-books-accessing and Off line downloading--from Ebsco's help pages

Ebrary Ebook downloading apps



Specific Database Tutorials


Alexander Street Press History Databases Guided Tour Infotrac (Gale Cengage) Basic Searching
ARTstor Resources for the Enduser

 Infotrac (Gale Cengage)  Business and Company Resource Center

Early American Imprints Series I: Evans 1639-1800  JSTOR
Ebscohost Databases Lexis Nexis Academic Universe
Encyclopedia Britannica Guided Tour Literature Resource Center: Guide to Conducting Literary Research
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences Tutorial

Oxford Art Online Guided Tour

Oxford Music Online Guided Tour

ERIC Points of View Searching
History Resource Center Help Page Project Muse--You tube tutorial
Proquest Self Help
History Resource Center Student Research Guide Standard and Poor's Netadvantage Guided Tour

Plagiarism Tutorials

 Maintaining Academic Integrity: Avoiding the Plagiarism Plague  Powerpoint SlideShow (requires PPS viewer or Microsoft Powerpoint 97 or higher)

San Jose State University Plagiarism Tutorial

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Plagiarism Tutorial

Council of Writing Program Administrators  Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism Statement

Understanding Plagiarism from Prentice Hall Publishers

Tusculum College Academic Misconduct Policy   may also be found in the Tusculum College Catalog.

University of Texas at Austin All About Plagiarism Tutorial


 Style Manual Guidelines

see also:  Publication manual of the American Psychological Association 6th edition on reserve at the Garland Library Greeneville Campus and Knoxville Center. 

Tusculum College Writing Handbook   Created by the Tusculum College Dept. of English,  writing guidance and samples of papers for students in ENGL110 or ENGL111.

APA Quick Reference Guide-6th edition  (Microsoft Word document) Created by Director of Research,  at Tusculum College.

APA Quick Reference Guide -6th edition (HTML version) Created by  Director of  Research at Tusculum College.

APA Style Manual: Electronic References

APA Citation Style Long Island University's color coded APA citation guide from the 6th edition of the manual. Recommended by Dr. Melanie Narkawicz.

Citing Your Sources:APA.  from Eastern Washington University. 

EasyBib  How to and where to find the information needed for a correct citation.  The reference guide covers MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citations.

OWL APA Purdue Online Writing Lab  APA help.

Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format  Information provided from Purdue University's OWL program is taken from The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).  (It is not the entire APA manual!)

TC GPS Master's Papers  a list of recent Tusculum College GPS Master's Research papers available for browsing at the TC Greeneville campus or off campus sites.

Instructional Technology


Moodle  Tusculum College's learning management system. 

Tusculum College Information Systems FAQs

Current  TC Student Account information

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