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Research & Writing - Lafayette

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 @ 765-269-5300 or visit the library during regular library hours.

If you would like assistance online you may chat with a librarian or send an email request 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. 
  • 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.

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JoAnn Sears
Ivy Tech Community College -- Lafayette
3101 S. Creasy Lane
Lafayette, IN 47905