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A guide to writing and developing the research paper. Includes links to research help, citing sources in APA/MLA, grammar, plagiarism, and more

Research Assistance

For further assistance please contact the library information desk @ 765-269-5389 or visit the library during regular library hours.

If you would like assistance online please email your request to "Ask-An-IvyTech-Librarian" and we will try to respond to your question in 24-36 hours depending on the type of question and the time your request is received.

Research and Writing


Research is a very important part of any college degree.  It is also a very important part of most careers that begin here at Ivy Tech.  In order to be successful with doing research it is important to understand the basic ways to undertake research and all of the resources that are available both in the library and online to help with this research.

This guide will provide you with the necessary resources to understand how to go about research and to obtain additional resources to help support your research and writing.


Other resources include

  •  Campus Library -- The Lafayette Ivy Tech library is located on the first floor of Gipe Hall. 
  •  Ivy Tech Online Library - Lafayette -- The online library is your electronic library providing links to magazine & journal articles, electronic books, reference sources, web pages and much more 24 hours a day.  For basic information about all of the library electronic databases and useful web sites look at the
  •     A to Z List of Databases and other Resources 
  • Learning Resource Center --  The LRC, located on the second floor of Gipe Hall  provides free tutoring in writing and math as well as other course subjects. Tutoring schedules are posted each semester in the LRC or call 765-269-5617 for available times.
  • OWL -- Purdue University Online Writing Lab is one of the best web sites for help in research and writing.

Subject Guide

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Evelyn Samad
Ivy Tech Community College
3101 S Creasy Lane
Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone: 765-269-5382
Fax: 765-269-5383