LNCharter HS Virtual Library

Use the self-checkout kiosk in the Student Commons to borrow books from our Mini Library!

In partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, LNCharter students are automatically part of the ONE Access program. This program uses students' school ID number instead of a separate, physical library card.

Through this program, students can:

  • Access library Research Databases
  • Borrow digital materials such as e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, music and video
  • Borrow up to 10 print or audio books

Here's how to get started with ONE Access:

Access resources using your Username and Pin

  • Username: lnc + your student ID number (i.e lnc8706123)
  • Pin: Student birth year (i.e 2003)

Helpful Sites for Finding Articles

Char Meck Library Research Databases

Login with lnc+student ID (i.e lnc8706123). Try MasterFile Premier, ProQuest Central or Research Library.

SweetSearch

A search engine for students. It searches only credible websites approved by Internet research experts.

NCWiseOwl

Try Academic OneFile, Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost, Explora, General OneFile, InfoTrac Student Edition, Points of View Reference Center, or Student Resources in Context.

Google Scholar

Searches for scholarly, peer-reviewed literature such as articles, theses, books, and abstracts.

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Helpful Links for Writing the Paper

How to Quote and Paraphrase

Tips and examples for effective Paraphrasing and Quoting

Paper Rater

Use this site to check your paper for grammar, spelling and general proofreading.

Formatically

This site will give you a Word document to download with your paper's heading, title, header, etc, all perfectly formatted in MLA.

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Does your Google search pass the CRAAP test?

Helpful Sites for Finding a Topic

NC WiseOwl

Use Points of View Reference Center or TOPICSearch

New York Times - Room For Debate

Experts on topics discuss current news and events.

ProCon.org

A source for Pros and Cons on controversial issues.

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Helpful Links for MLA Format

Purdue OWL MLA

Use the links on the left to find specific examples for citing, format, samples, and more.

EasyBib MLA

This page contains an MLA style guide for citations.

The MLA Style Center

Writing Resources from the Modern Language Association.

Formatically

This site will give you a Word document to download with your paper's heading, title, header, etc, all perfectly formatted in MLA.

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Helpful Links for APA Format

Purdue OWL APA

Use the links on the left to find specific examples for citing, format, samples, and more.

EasyBib APA

This page contains an APA style guide for citations

Best of the APA Style Blog: 2018 Edition

This page contains the companion blog to the offical Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition.

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Is It Plagiarism?