Library Course Instruction
Library course instruction plays a large role in the library’s commitment to prepare students in navigating information. Students, faculty, and staff may request a library course instruction session as an individual or for the class. Scheduled sessions may include general library orientation, research specific instruction, and tours.
Have a Reference Question? Ask Us!
Email-a-Librarian form: Receive an e-mail responds from one of the PCC librarians within 24 to 48 hours through your e-mail excluding Saturdays and Sundays, after closing hours, and holiday breaks.Ask-a-Librarian: Chat Now: Live chat with one of the PCC librarians during regular hours or a NC librarian after hours. The hours for live chat are:
- PCC Librarians
- Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Fall and Spring semester)
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Fall and Spring semester)
- NC Librarians
- Monday-Friday: Midnight – 8 a.m. AND 5 p.m. – Midnight
- Saturday: 8 a.m. – Midnight
- Sunday: 8 a.m. – Midnight
Telephone Reference: Call for reference questions:
- Person County Campus: (336) 322-2246 or (336) 322-2247
- Caswell County Campus at (336) 694-8072
Online general and subject-specific research guides are available through the Library. These guides are a starting point from which students can begin to compile sources relevant to specific topics.
Whether intentional or unintentional, plagiarism is “the wrongful act of taking the product of another person’s mind and presenting it as one’s own” (Alexander Lindey, Plagiarism and Originality, 1952).
The following acts are examples of intentional plagiarism:
- Copying material from a published source to avoid having to devise one’s own ideas;
- Failing to give clear and proper credit to an idea, phrase, or quotation taken from a source;
- Purchasing a per-written paper; and
- Having someone other than the stated author complete an assignment, or part of an assignment.
Libraries are leaders in trying to educate the faculty, staff, and students about copyright law in higher education in keeping with the principles written in the Constitution. The Learning Commons assist students, faculty, and staff in copyright issues in the search and delivery of education.