Plagiarism and APA workshop – Tues March 3rd

SophomoreSeriesASCThe Academic Success Center (formerly the Learning Resources Center) is hosting a workshop on plagiarism and use of the APA citation style. According to Greg DiDona, the Assistant Director of the ASC, the staff will define plagiarism and DC’s policy on Academic Integrity, and how to avoid it while writing for disciplines governed by APA.

The one-hour workshop will be held in the Palisades Room in Casey Hall at 2:15 on Tuesday March 3rd. While marketed towards sophomores, all are welcome to attend.

Spotlight On: Reggie Watson

Welcome back to the Veritas Blog, Spotlight On feature after winter break! We hope you enjoyed some time off from school. Reggie Watson, a junior at Dominican College and a work study student at the library, answered a few questions for the Veritas Blog.

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Reggie Watson at the Learning Commons desk.

Q.  Where are you from/ where do you live?

I am from New York City; I currently live in the Bronx.

Q. How did you hear about Dominican College?

At a college fair; my 11th grade teacher is an alumni from Dominican College.

Q. What are you studying?

Computer information system/software development.

Q. What made you choose your major?

I love playing around with computers, especially the software.

Q. Do you participate in any clubs, sports or work study at Dominican College?

No clubs, no sports, just work study in the library.

Q. What is your favorite thing to do during your free time?

I love to read about the newest gadgets and entertainment that are coming out.

Q. Why do you like to study or do school work in the library rather than your dorm or home?

There are no distractions.

Q. Who is your favorite character in a book or movie that you’ve read or seen recently and why?

Steve Jobs, because he showed us that if you put effort into your dreams anything can come true.

Thank you for joining us again at the Veritas Blog, Spotlight On. We hope your semester is off to a great start!

Workshops announced for the Spring semester

The Library will be offering a number of workshops this Spring to help you boost your papers, projects and knowledge, both at school and at work. Topics include database searching, citation management software, e-book downloads, and the best use of Wikipedia in research.

Download the complete list here: Spring 2015 Workshops

While drop-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged to ensure the workshop will run. RSVP online at:

Workshop dates updated: Thursday 2/19/2015

Book Recommendations for the Winter Break

UniversalToneThis year was filled with many great, new book releases. So why not catch up on the best books of 2014 during your winter break? To make the selection process easier for you, visit NPR’s book concierge, which lists 250 titles selected by NPR staff and book critics. Each book has been tagged with various categories so you can filter the recommendations based on your interests. Are you a music lover that enjoys memoirs? Then try Carlos Santana’s autobiography titled The Universal Tone: bringing My Story To Light. Are you into YA lit and graphic novels? WrenchiesThe app recommends The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple. Perhaps you like mysteries with a science fiction slant. Then check out The Peripheral: A Novel by William Gibson.

PeripheralWith over 20 filters, there are many ways to narrow down the titles you can add to your reading list. You could even use this list to generate gift ideas for your friends and family this holiday season.

Want to borrow instead of buy? Check our catalog to see if we have it. If not, use the catalog of your local public library system, like the Ramapo Catskill Library System catalog, which serves most public libraries in Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, and S. Ulster counties.