Guides and Services

Additional guides and information are available through Sakai.

The standard loan period for circulating materials for students is four weeks (28 days). Faculty and staff loan period is one semester. DVDs and videos have a 7-day loan period for all patron types. If a hold is placed on an item, the borrowing period is reduced to 7 days regardless of the patron type.

View our complete circulation policy. 

Why do I have to cite my sources?

The primary reason for citing the sources you use in a paper or research project is to give credit to the authors of the works that you are using in your research. A secondary reason is to provide your readers with additional sources for further study, and allow them to put your interpretations into context.

Failure to properly cite your sources constitutes plagiarism. Citing sources appropriately will help to avoid plagiarism and protect you from any questions about the originality of your own thoughts and ideas.

Resources on How to Cite Sources

MLA Style Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

APA Style Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Citation Examples from the Purdue University Online Writing Lab

Purdue University Online Writing Lab

MLA Guide, 8th edition (2016)

APA Guide, 6th edition, 2nd printing (2016)

Citation Generators 

Citation generators are online tools that create your citation for you. They may not always be completely correct and are only as good as the information entered into them. Always double-check their results!
Most library databases provide a citation link that will automatically generate citations in most major styles. Look for a “Citation” or “Cite this” link in the database record.





For more help on citing your item, contact your Librarian/Information Professional.

Copyright Information

Copyright: Basics
Copyright: Compliance and Policy
Copyright: Fair Use Checklist
Copyright: Steps to Follow

Academic Dishonesty Policy

Kuyper College places a high value on academic honesty and student integrity. Academic dishonesty offenses include, but are not limited to, the following: plagiarism which includes failure to cite sources of outside information used in completing assignments; submitting a paper written by someone other than the student; the swapping of test or exam information with another student; cheating on an examination; assisting a student or receiving help in any capacity with an examination; or any other attempt to deceptively receive an unearned grade.

View the full Academic Dishonesty policy from the Student Handbook in Sakai.


MeLCat, the Michigan eLibrary Catalog, is a statewide network of Michigan libraries sharing resources with one another. Through MelCat, Kuyper users can search and request books from libraries around the state. Requested items will be available for pickup here at the Zondervan Library.

Search MelCat

How to Use MelCat


Interlibrary Loan

Request books and articles to be sent from other libraries, including resources not available through MelCat. Interlibrary loan allows you to receive materials from libraries outside of the state of Michigan, making even more materials accessible.

Interlibrary Book Loan Form

Interlibrary Article Loan Form

Interlibrary Loan Guide

Michelle Norquist 
Director of Library Services 
B.S.W. (Calvin College, 1991),
M.L.I.S. (Wayne State University, 1997) 
(616) 988-3660 

Libby Huizenga
Library Services Specialist
B.A. (Calvin College, 2014),
M.Div. (Western Theological Seminary, 2019)
(616) 988-3777