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A one-stop shop for Valencia College Library's videos and tutorials.




Research Workshops

Be sure to check out the Library's Research Workshops course which includes self-paced modules and live Zoom sessions to help students with research assignments.

Faculty may assign students the entire course to complete, or select specific modules or live sessions for them. Upon completion of a module or attendance at a live session, students will take an assessment in order to earn a badge. The badges are stored within the course and can be used to verify that module or live session requirements have been met.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Instructors are encouraged to enroll before assigning the course to students. This will provide an opportunity to view the modules and live sessions to see which topics will help students the most with your assignment
  2. The self-enroll link is the same for both instructors and students.
  3. Instructors share the Research Workshops self-enroll course link with students.
  4. Students enroll in the course and complete the assigned modules or attend a specific live session. They will then earn the appropriate badges.
  5. Students submit the badges as proof to their instructor that they have completed the assignment.

Standalone Tutorials

 APA Crash Course

  • Learn how to cite your sources using APA 7 

 Evaluating Sources for NSE

  • Whether you're conducting career research or exploring transfer options after Valencia, this tutorial will set NSE students up for success when it comes to evaluating sources. 

How to Spot Fake News

  • Wondering if that article from your news feed is the real deal? This tutorial will leave you equipped to tell fact from fiction.

• MLA Crash Course

  • Need help citing with MLA 8? Learn how to format in-text citations and create works cited citations.

• MLA | How to Format Your Paper

  • This interactive tutorial takes you step-by-step through setting up a paper in MLA format in Word 365 (available at no cost through Atlas).

• Plagiarism 101 

  • Most plagiarism is unintentional - learn how you can spot it and avoid it in this tutorial. 

• Researching Literature

  • Learn how to distinguish between literary source types, interpret a literary research assignment, and more!




Canvas Tutorials (for Faculty)

Valencia Faculty - Looking for resources that you can import into your courses from the Canvas Commons? The Library has tutorials (many with quizzes that connect to the gradebook) that cover topics like fake news, fact checking, evaluating sources, MLA, APA, and more! View the following video to learn how you can import these resources into your online courses. 

Available Tutorials

  • APA Crash Course 6th Ed. 
  • APA Crash Course 7th Ed.
  • APA 7 In-text Citations
  • APA 7 Reference Citations
  • Evaluating Sources: NSE
  • Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
    • Geared toward Allied Health and Nursing students
  • Formatting an APA 7 Essay
  • Formatting an MLA Essay
  • How to Spot Fake News
  • Humanities: MLA Examples
  • Humanities: MLA for the Humanities
  • Humanities: Research in the Humanities
  • Humanities: Source Materials
  • Introduction to APA 7
  • Introduction to Fact Checking
  • Introduction to MLA
  • MLA Crash Course 8th Ed. 
  • MLA Crash Course 9th Ed.
  • MLA Full Citations
  • MLA In-Text Citations
  • Name That Source!
  • New Student Experience Citation and Avoiding Plagiarism with the Library
  • New Student Experience Researching Careers with the Library
  • New Student Experience Spotlight on a Place: The Library
  • NSE Guide to the West Campus Library
  • Original Research Journal Article
    • Geared toward Allied Health and Nursing students
  • Plagiarism 101
  • Researching Literature
  • Science Fact, or Science Fiction?
  • Tips on How to Paraphrase (APA)
  • Types of Sources
  • What is Plagiarism? 
  • Wikipedia: A Love Story

Contact Us

Would you like to request the library to create a specific video or tutorial? Please contact Ciara Hensley or your subject librarian for assistance. 

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.