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Academic Success movies
Streaming videos on many aspects of college success, including how to study effectively, manage your time and money, and take tests with confidence.

Here are some favorites:

Regaining Control of Your Day

Studying and test-taking

Active listening and note-taking

Working with your Math textbook, a video from PCC Math department shows how you can use your textbook to be successful in your math class. 

Library Databases

  • PCC library has databases with magazine and newspaper articles (like EBSCOhost), as well as databases with tests and tutorials (Learning Express Library).  In addition, PCC library has thousands of e-books! The databases below are recommended for College Success.

  • Learning Express Library
    Interactive practice tests and tutorials for academic or licensing tests, as well as academic skills and computer software tutorials. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your test results. You must sign in before taking a test.
  • Oregon Career Information System
    Provides a system of occupational and educational information to help Oregonians learn about the world of work and education.
  • EBSCOhost
    Search from a wide range of research databases for magazine and journal articles. Updated daily.
  • SIRS Knowledge Source
    ProQuest. Full text information on social issues, science, health, history, government, business, and the arts and humanities.

Cite Your Sources

What are citations and why cite sources?

Citations tell your audience that you are using the words, ideas, images or other things created by somebody else, and a citation tells your audience how they can find the original source. You cite sources for several reasons:

  • To join into a scholarly conversation, and show that you are contributing to existing work
  • To show your audience that you've done proper research, which gives your work more credibility
  • To avoid plagiarism and give credit to others by acknowledging their words and ideas
  • To allow your reader to track down the sources you used 
  • To comply with the PCC Academic Integrity Policy

Research and Documentation Online - How to cite in-text and in a works cited list. Tips and examples for using MLA and APA styles.

EasyBib is a free web site that will help you write a citation for sources you need to cite. This is really great for helping you cite free web sources. PCC has a subscription to EasyBib, so you can cite in APA and other styles as well as MLA.

Last Update: 14 Apr 12:36 | Tagged with: careers college success