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Careers/SDV Research Guide

Video Instructions for Completing the Library Orientation Module for SDV

These video instructions provide additional clarification on how to complete the library module for SDV. Text instructions are also on this page. Scroll down to view the videos necessary to complete Step 1.


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Text Instructions for Completing the Library Orientation Module for SDV

Step 1:  Watch videos on each of the four tabs and review the information below. (Scroll down to locate videos.)

Step 2:  Complete and submit the SDV Library Instruction Activity

Step 3:  If requested by your instructor, complete and submit the Careers Worksheet

Navigating the Library Website (2:53)

After watching the "Navigating the Library Website" video, you should be able to access various library resources such as Ask A Librarian and Research Guides.

Video created by TCC Librarians, May 2021. Licensed under  CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

O*NET & VA Wizard and Occupational Outlook Handbook (Two videos--5 minutes)

These two video demonstrate how to locate career information using various databases. These career databases will help you complete P.A.C.E. assignments.


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Videos created by TCC Librarians, May 2021. Licensed under  CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Evaluating Information Sources (3:08)

This video presents information on evaluating information sources for credibility.

Video created by TCC Librarians, 2018. Licensed under  CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

*Please be advised that the Library may have changes to services during COVID.*

Library Policies & Procedures (3:59)

This video shares information about library policies and procedures.

Video created by TCC Librarians, 2018. Licensed under  CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Each campus library offers technology to help you complete assignments.

Technology in the Campus Libraries

Chesapeake Norfolk Portsmouth Virginia Beach

Computer Labs
(PCs, Windows, Microsoft Office)

(For more details, click here)


(10 cents per page)
Graphing Calculators YES YES YES no
(Checkout for in-library use only)

Study Rooms
(For more details, click: Norfolk or Virginia Beach)

no YES no YES
(Portsmouth: checkout for use in Digital Media Lab)
(Virginia Beach: available in certain study rooms)
no no YES YES

Specialized software:

  • Portsmouth has a Digital Media Lab inside the library, with Macs & PCs with specialized software for design (Adobe, Camtasia, iMovie, iPhoto).
  • Norfolk and Virginia Beach have Dragon (voice-recognition) software available for students with visual impairment.
  • Virginia Beach has specialized business and engineering software on select lab computers.


Citation & Plagiarism Awareness


What is a citation?

  • A citation is the basic information required to identify and locate a specific source (e.g. book, book chapter, article, website, video, etc).
  • Different academic disciplines have specific guidelines for organizing material and citing sources. These rules are published as style manuals.

Why do we cite our sources?

  • Accurate and complete citations help avoid plagiarism.
  • Citing your sources properly gives credit to the original author.
  • Citations allow others find the sources you used in your research. Your credibility is established by using academic sources.

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is "presenting within one’s own work the ideas, representations, or words of another person without customary and proper acknowledgement of that person’s authorship." (3.1.3 TCC Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities)

To avoid plagiarism make sure to correctly paraphrase (put into your own words) and include citations for information that was not your original thought. For more information, please explore the links below or reach out to a librarian using Ask  A Librarian!

What is Plagiarism? Information for TCC Students (6:46)

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MLA 9th Edition Help


AMA is used by some disciplines in health professions and has been designed specifically for use in medical fields.

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AMA Manual of Style
Call Number: R119 .A533 2007





Legal Citations
The Bluebook is used to create citations for legal documents.

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The Bluebook (20th Edition)
Call Number: Reference KF245 .B58 2015






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The Chicago Manual of Style (University of Chicago Press)





CSE (Council of Science) Format

Developed by the Council of Science Editors (CSE), CSE format is used for scientific publishing. The latest update is the 8th edition, published in 2014.



GSA (Geological Society of America) Format

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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (8th edition)
Call Number: LB2369 .T8 2013





Additional Web Resources


Formatting Websites

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Below are some options to help you generate a citation. Remember to check citations as no generators are error-free.