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Computers in the Learning Resources Center (LRC, Building 3)

The Library (LRC, 2nd floor) has computers and a printing station available to all library patrons.

The Learning Support Center (LRC, 1st floor) has 60 computer stations, a printing station, and a scanner available to students, faculty, and staff. 

Printing

Printing stations can be found on both the 1st and 2nd floors of the LRC. Printing is available from every computer station and costs .10 cents per page for black and white and .23 cents per page for color. Printers accept Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards.

There are seven (7) group study rooms in the library (Building 3, 2nd Floor).

To reserve a Group Study Room:

Study Room Rules:

  • Study rooms may be reserved by currently enrolled CF students
  • A group consists of two or more persons
  • Group members must show up within 15 minutes of reservation start time or the reservation is subject to cancellation
  • If your group does not reserve the room you occupy, you may be asked to leave if another group has made a reservation
  • Rooms can be reserved for up to 3 hours a day
  • Rooms can be reserved up to 7 days in advance
  • Individuals may use an empty study room but may be asked to vacate the room if a group requests the room
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Citing Your Sources, Copyright & Fair Use

Are you starting a research paper or other project that involves using and citing sources?

Please read this basics box on copyright, fair use and citing your sources. The CF Libraries hold more than 76,000 books, 90 serial subscriptions (magazines, journals, newspapers), and more than 6,000 DVDs. As a CF student, you also have access to 100 online databases connecting you to streaming video, millions of articles, and more than 40,000 eBooks. We want to help make sure that you are citing these and other resources properly and thoroughly.

Not finding the information you need? Research questions? Ask us!

When using information created by others in your research papers and projects, you are required to provide complete bibliographic information (give full credit) for each source used.

For citation basics and information on creating in-text citations and References and Works Cited pages in APA and MLA format, please visit our Citation Basics guide.

What is the difference between copyright infringement and plagiarism?

Plagiarism - taking someone else's words and claiming them as your own (unethical).

Copyright infringement - using someone's else's work without permission, i.e., an image, music clip, data (illegal).

Avoid plagiarism by:

  • Doing your own work;
  • Citing all information used, including facts, data, journal articles, books, web pages, video, and images; and
  • Citing all non-traditional sources, such as radio, television or a conversation with a friend.

Plagiarism can be deliberate or unintentional. Unintentional plagiarism due to confusion or lack of preparedness does not absolve you of your moral responsibility. The same sanctions apply to both an unintentional act of plagiarism and a deliberate one.

For more info, visit our Citation Basics guide.

What is copyright?

Copyright is a protection given to authors of creative works like images, music, movies and books. If you are using information that you did not write or create yourself, chances are good it is copyrighted. The unauthorized use of copyrighted material is considered infringement of copyright law and is illegal.

For more information, please visit our Copyright and Fair Use: Basics for Students/Copyright page.

What is Fair Use?

Fair use is an exception to copyright law that allows copyright-protected works to be used in certain circumstances without permission from the copyright holder. If you intend to use a copyrighted article, book, image or video, you will want your use to fall within fair use guidelines.

Before using a copyrighted work, begin to examine your circumstance by asking yourself questions like:

  • What is the purpose of my use? Is my use transformative? Is my use educational?
  • What is the nature of the work I want to use? Is it creative or factual? Published or unpublished?
  • How much of the work do I intend to use? Does the portion I want to use make up the "soul" of the work?
  • What effect might my use have on the market for the original work?

For more information, please visit our Copyright and Fair Use: Basics for Students/Fair Use page.

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