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Grammarly is an online writing assistance and plagiarism tool. Defiance College subscribes to the premium version for our students.

To create a free premium account on Grammarly@edu follow these steps:

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  2. Provide your name and email. 
  3. Check your inbox for the email and click on the activation link.


APA Style Central is a product of the American  Psychological Association and consists of:

  • APA videos & tutorials to help with formatting, style, and research,
  • research planning & tracking tools to assist in building a reference library,
  • a variety of APA paper templates and samples to use for your own writing,
  • and access to the digital library of APA Style quick guides      

Pilgrim Library

The Pilgrim Library is the information headquarters at Defiance College.  It is also where you can find other offices/services to support your success at DC. We encourage all students to visit their DC library frequently and utilize all services available to them!


Information on why citations matter, how to avoid plagiarism, and what are the different citation styles.

The Learning Studio

The Learning Studio is a service of SASS and includes: Writing Consultants, Peer Tutors, Supplemental Instruction, Structured Study Table Program, and Study Skill Development.  Click on the slide above to go directly to the Learning Studio webpages.   

Study Skills Level Up

Want to improve your grades? Use these study skills guides to level up!

Testing Center

For info about paid testing services contact: Sharon Wiemken at 419-783-2490 or

For info about make-up or accommodated testing contact: Brandon Ripke at 419-783-2414 or

Course Reserves

Want to find out if your course texts are on reserve in the library? Click here. 

Nexis Uni (formerly known as Lexis Nexis) is a great database for Business, Criminal Justice, and other majors on campus. The link to this database can be found on the library's main page under the "Databases A to Z" search tab

Click the image for more information and the full list of movies being shown this semester. 

To accommodate practice hours for the E-Sports teams in the newly remodeled E-Sports Arena in the lower level of the library and to allow our students to make up SSP (study table) hours missed during the week, we have extended the Pilgrim Library hours to 8pm on Fridays. 

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