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Your library instruction will take place in the library classroom and will include browsing the collection. It will be about 60 minutes long.
What to Expect for Class Instruction
Before coming to class, students should:
- take a valid ID and a copy of their class schedule to security to get a Student ID card.
- go to the Circulation Desk at the library and ask for a barcode for their Student ID card.
During class, students will:
- review the library website and library catalog with the librarian.
- search for a topic of their choice in the catalog.
- search InfoTrac Newsstand along with the librarian.
- search IndoTrac Newsstand for a topic of their choice.
By the end of class, students will:
- understand how to search for a book in the catalog.
- understand how to search a library database.
- email themselves an article from InfoTrac Newsstand on a topic of their choice.
RCC Library Website
The library website will help you find books and articles, as well as helpful information, like how to contact the librarians or what time the library opens.
Search for books, DVDs, and more from our library and all other libraries in HELM.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
This EBSCO database will familiarize students with many of the databases they will use as they continue in their studies. The articles are short and easy to read, while providing helpful information on medicine, sickness, and health.
Boston Globe 1980-
The Boston Globe database offers complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community.
InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
New York Times
The New York Times database provides access to full-text articles from the New York Times starting from 1995.
Newspaper Source provides full-text access to 170 regional newspapers in the United States, international newspapers, newswires, and newspaper columns.