Library Handouts, Forms and Citation Help

Library Handouts

Citation Style Handouts

Citation style refers to the rules and conventions established for documenting sources used in research papers. Citation style requires both in-text citations and a reference list (i.e. bibliography). For every in-text citation, there should be a full citation in the reference list and vice versa.

CRC Library has three citation style handouts to help students understand how to document and cite the sources they use for their research papers. Since different instructors will require or prefer a specific citation style, students should ask their instructors which citation style they should use before completing their assignment.

CRC Library MLA Style Guide

This style guide (PDF) is established by the Modern Language Association (8th edition).

CRC Library APA Style Guide

This style guide (PDF) is established by the American Psychological Association (6th Edition).

CRC Library Chicago Style Guide

This style guide (PDF) is established by the University of Chicago Press (17th Edition).

Miscellaneous Handouts

Evaluation Worksheet: Use this handout to evaluate books, articles and websites using the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose (CRAAP) test.
5Ws Evaluation Worksheet (PDF)

Google Drive Tutorial: Interested students can find out how to access and use their Google Drive student account.
Google Drive Tutorial (PDF)

Office 365 Tutorial: Interested students can find out how to access their free Microsoft Office 365 student account.
Office 365 Tutorial (PDF)

Library Forms

Course Reserves

Course reserves are required textbooks, readings, and other materials that are used in a class. Faculty are encouraged to donate a copy of their required textbooks and other course materials to the library to help their students have access to the required course materials to succeed in their classes.

When donating an item for the Reserve Collection, download, fill out and print the Reserve Donation Form (PDF). Attach it to the item you want to place on Reserve before dropping it off at the library's Circulation Desk.

Friends of the Library

Donate to the Cosumnes River College Friends of the Library fund and help support special library services, such as purchasing required textbooks for students to use in the Course Reserves collection. Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable to CRC Friends of the Library. Gift donors who wish to receive an acknowledgement letter should fill out the Friends of the CRC Library form (PDF).

Join the Cosumnes River College Friends of the Library and become a member to gain access to library services if you are not a current CRC student, staff, or faculty. Membership privileges include borrowing books and using library computers. For details, open the link above to the Friends of the CRC Library form.

Library Fine Appeal

The CRC Library makes every effort to regulate fines according to well-defined standards. If you feel that the fine or charge has been inappropriately applied or that there are mitigating circumstances that should be taken into consideration, you have the option of appealing fines and charges using the  Library Fine Appeal form (PDF). If you have any questions, please contact the Circulation Desk at (916) 691-7266.

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

If you want an item not owned by the CRC library or by any of our sister colleges, you may request a free interlibrary loan. You must have a current, activated Student Access Card to use this service. InterLibrary Loan Request forms are available at the Library Circulation Desk, the Reference Desk, and online. Request forms must be filled out completely and need to be submitted in-person at the Library Circulation Desk.  

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request Form (PDF)