FGC Online Library Skills Assessment

The Library Skills Assessment is your first defense here at FGC when it comes to understanding your library and how it works. Many instructors will require completion of this activity, which will be located in your course if it has been assigned.

2020-2021 FGC Library Fact Sheet

You’ll find a summary of staff, services and guidelines on the Library Fact Sheet.

FGC Library Orientation Video 2020-2021

This 22 minute video covers library resources, logging in, searching the catalog, using the databases, and help with citations.

Navigating the Library Databases for Nursing

This handout features how to search several of the library databases for nursing and health-related resources.

Avoiding Plagiarism (8:00)


PrepSTEP includes resources on Career and Workplace Preparation, College Success Skills, and core skill reviews in Math, Science and English. You can access ebooks, tutorials, practice sets and standardized test practice for many careers and areas of study.

MLA Citation Style

The MLA Style Center has helpful tips and examples.

Part 1: Using Research and In-Text Citations (07:34)

Part 2: MLA Core Elements and Works Cited Entries (15:23)

Part 3: MLA Template and Works Cited Examples (12:32)

MLA Template –  Excel File               MLA Template – PDF


APA Citation Style

The APA Style Home , APA Style Blog, and APA Guides and Sample Papers have useful tips and examples.

APA 7th Edition Video Tutorial (13:58)

If your instructor is still directing you to use the 6th edition of APA, please see the link below for an overview:

APA 6th Edition Video Tutorial (14:00)

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) has many helpful explanations of MLA and APA citation styles. There are also other writing resources including information for avoiding plagiarism and a plagiarism activity to test yourself.