Research Help

The Library can help you with your research! You can Ask a Librarian for help or help yourself through the CoastlineLIBRARY YouTube channel, the Library Workshops in Canvas (coming soon), or the links below.

Citation Help

Plagiarism Help

  • Avoiding Plagiarism Library Workshop - COMING SPRING 2017
  • Avoiding Plagiarism - Northwestern University
  • Citation Help (see above)

Turnitin Video Tutorials:


Research Help

CoastlineLibrary on YouTube

Libraries: Academic and Public

  • The Coastline Library is 100% online and has what you need. View the collection of ACADEMIC DATABASES and EBOOKS on the Library website.
  • CalWest - Coastline students with current student ID may use the public collection at member campus libraries at Golden West, Orange Coast, Cypress and Fullerton College.

VIDEO: What’s the difference between Academic and Public Libraries? (1:13)

Local Public Libraries

eBook Collections: FREE

(Remember you have access to ebooks, journals, magazines, and newspapers through the Coastline Library ARTICLE DATABASES & EBOOKS if you are a Coastline student or employee.)

Office 365 for Students

As a student at Coastline Community College you are entitled to a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365 for Students . The benefits of Microsoft Office 365 for Students include the ability to co-edit your schoolwork using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote in real time—anywhere, any time, on any device. With 1 TB of OneDrive storage, you can keep all your work online for easy access. As an added benefit, you may install Office 2016 on your personal computer (MAC and Windows) and mobile device (iOS and Android) to work locally or when you are disconnected from the internet. You can install Office on as many as 5 devices.

To sign up for your free Microsoft Office 365 for Students account go to . You will be prompted to enter your college-issued email address (e.g. An email will be sent to that address with instructions on how to complete the setup of your subscription.

Please note that for now, the password for this account is not synchronized with your MyCCC or network logon account. Microsoft handles password resets for your Office 365 account when you click on "Can't access your account?" on the Office 365 sign on screen at . Microsoft will send an email with a link to reset your password to your email address.

Library Workshops in Canvas - Coming Spring 2017

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