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Creative Writing

A resource guide for creative writers.

Top 10 Things for Students in the Library

Check out the Top 10 Resources for Students

Library Homepage:


1  Ask Us

Use Maricopa's Ask a Librarian  24/7 chat box on the library homepage, call, or stop by the reference desk.


2  Electronic Databases

Access millions of full-text articles, images, videos,and more.  Most provide citations in MLA & APA. MEID + password is required for off-campus access.


Inter-Campus Delivery

Request books and DVDs from any Maricopa college in the library catalog and have them delivered to your campus library. 


4  Research Guides

Use the specialized subject and course guides to get started researching a variety of topics. See what's available at:



5  Course Reserves

Many textbooks can be checked out for 2 hours and used in the library. Ask at the West Circulation desk.


Citations (see NEW NoodleTools)

Find everything you need to properly format citations, including sample papers, guides, and tutorials. The library recently subscribed to NoodleTools, a research aid and citation generator that will organize and format your research and bibliographies.


7  Reference Desk

Our reference librarians can help you narrow a topic, determine a keyword search, learn to navigate the databases, find valid sources, and much more! 


8  Streaming Video

Watch documentary and educational videos on any device with an Internet connection; thousands of titles available from Kanopy, Swank and Films on Demand databases.


9  Laptops

Check out laptops for 4 hours for in-library use.


10  Study Space

We have group study rooms, a silent study room, a leisure reading room, computers commons, and more. *Groups have priority for study rooms, and rooms are first-come, first-served.


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