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"He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.  It is the means that determines the end."Harry Emerson



Letís get ready for class!


I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -- Confucius, 551-479 B.C.


Cindyís Favorite Sites to Avoid Plagiarism

Whatever name you want to give it, plagiarism, academic integrity, copyright infringement they all have misplaced the fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.Not to mention, itís against the law as stated in the Grand Canyon University, Institutional Information Document (2015-2016. pg. 3):


Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without

authority constitutes an infringement.


Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be subject to financial penalties. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at Frequently Asked Questions | U.S. Copyright Office


APA Focus


         Create a Header and Title Page

         APA Game

         APA Guidelines by the Staff of OWL

         APA 7th Edition Guideline

         Setup Word settings to address APA formatting

         Changes in the APA 7th Edition

         Quick APA Answers on References

         Citations Made Easy @ KnightCite

         Organize your Research with Google Drive

         OWL Website

         Sample APA Style Paper

         Sample MLA Style Paper


Resources to Prevent Plagiarism

         Resources to Prevent Plagiarism

         Understanding & Preventing Plagiarism

         GCU Student Success Center


Writing & Research Skills

         GCU Learning Lounge

         The Writerís Handbook on Parenthetical Citations

         Grammarly to Write Better

         Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

         Writing Tips

         A Research Guide for Students

         Research Paper Resources

         Merriam-Webster On-line Language Center

         How to Write a 5 Paragraph Essay

         Writing Resources for Students


Library Research

"Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."  Samuel Johnson

Education Research Guide is here:  http://libguides.gcu.edu/education

GCU Library Webinars and Workshops http://libguides.gcu.edu/webinars

The direct link to the Library's tutorials is here: http://libguides.gcu.edu/tutorials


GCU Library can also create a customized online webinar just for any class or any particular course.  They can focus on specific assignments, provide a general overview on best searching strategies, and/or review proper APA formatting.  The library would be happy to run it on several days to accommodate everyone's schedules if needed.





Learning Strategies to Succeed in College

         Planning for Success: Setting SMART Goals

         Freshman Guide to the College Transition

         Transitioning Adults to College

         Study Guides & Strategies

         Study Skills

         Study Tips

         Create a Study Space

         Learning Styles

         A Guide to Learning Styles

         Test Taking Strategies

         More Test Taking Strategies


Keyboarding & Word Processing

         College Keyboarding and Document Processing

         Word Tutorial

         Create a Table of Contents in Word 2007 (Very similar for 2010 and 2016)

         Test your typing skills

         Microsoft Office 2013 Tutorials


Excel Resources

         Introduction to Microsoft Excel

         100 Excel Tips and Tricks

         100 Excel Functions

         100 Pivot Table Tips and Tricks

         Excel Blog

         Excel Guru

         Great Excel Tutorials

         Automate Excel

         Pearsonís Comprehensive Excel Processing

         Online Tips and Techniques

         View How 2's (Even though itís pre 2007 the videos are still helpful)

         Spreadsheet Templates (Great Templates for Teachers)



         60 Sample Business Letters

         Email Netiquette Java security settings must have http://www.albion.com added in order to run.




Thank you for a wonderful journey! Your self-learning starts from here!"It is good to have an end to journey toward,

but it is the journey that matters in the end." --Ursula K. LeGuin



Updated 3/24/2021

Email Address: †††††††† Cindy.Barnes@my.gcu.edu or barnes.gcu@gmail.com
Phone Number: ††††††† (480) 685-0116
Postal Address: ††††††† Grand Canyon University





Grand Canyon University. (2015-2016). Institutional Information. Retrieved from http://www.gcu.edu/Documents/Consumer-Information/Institutional-Information-9-30.pdf††