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Gatesville CTC Library Resources

Need Librarian help?

Librarians are on call 365 days a year. If you need help or have a question, ask your Instructor, Site Director, or Unit Librarian to email your question to [email protected]

Please ask them to include the following information:

Research Tips

Tips on Researching

Use your JSTOR database to find articles

Filter for a date. If your paper is about something current, filter for recent dates

Look for bias. Read the title of the journal to see if it might be an indication of a bias. Example: Liberal Journal or Conservative Journal. They would write for their readers. You can use both, but consider that some information may be skewed to reflect the readers. 

Use keywords and Boolean or advanced search features. Example: When researching a paper on Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, put Mark Twain AND Huckleberry Finn in the subject line. The AND acts like an advanced search and will only give you information on that specific book or subject. 

Where to get citation help

See Quick Style Guides below. 

Also ask your Instructor, Site Director, or Unit Librarian to go to for more detailed citation information

How to send papers for review


WHY: Because we want YOU to succeed!
WHAT: Research Paper Mentoring (R.P.M.)
WHO: Current CTC students 
WHEN: Papers reviewed 365 days a year in the order in which they are received.  Please allow up to 24 hours for a response. 

1. Give your paper in Word Document format to your Instructor, Site Director, or Unit Librarian. 

Include the following information:

  • Your name
  • CTC ID
  • Class Subject and Number
  • Instructor's Name
  • Homework Assignment

2. Instructor, Site Director, or Unit Librarian, please send the paper to: [email protected]

3. Email SUBJECT: RPM (do not change the subject)

4. ATTACH: Final draft of your research paper (only MS Word is accepted)


If you do not receive the reviewed paper in 24 hours, please ask your Instructor, Site Director, or Unit Librarian to email [email protected] to verify the library received it. 



Plagiarism: a type of cheating that includes the presentation of another person’s work as your own, without proper acknowledgment of the source, with or without the creator’s permission, intentionally or unintentionally. 

Copyright guide available in hard copy with your Instructor, Site Director, or Unit Librarian.

Need one-on-one help?


Ask your Instructor, Site Director, or Unit Librarian for the dates and times when the CTC Librarian will be available.


Consider entering the Byways: Journal of Arts and Letters competition. Each year, finalists are chosen to be published in the journal. 

We are currently accepting submissions for the Byways Journal of Arts and Literature - a student publication featuring original creative written work: short stories, poetry, song lyrics, music score, and playwriting. It also includes original artwork: paintings, drawings, digital art, sculptures, recycled art, photography, metalwork, and woodwork.

All currently enrolled CTC students worldwide can submit their writings and art for publication consideration via their Instructor, Site Director or Unit Librarian. Submissions are due March 15 of each year. 

  • Artwork - digital photos of your work can be submitted in JPEG (.jpg) or PNG (.png) format.
  • Writing submissions should be submitted in Rich Text Format (.rtf) or as a Word Document (.doc).

Instructor, Site Director, or Unit Librarian, please include the student's name, CTC ID, title of work, art medium, ID number, and address with each submission. There is a limit of two entries for each Byways category.

Citation Help - MLA and APA

Ask your Instructor, Site Director, or Unit Librarians for hard copies of the guides.