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Going online: Library support during COVID-19: For Students

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Finding information for your assignments

The library offers a wide variety of online resources to help you find the information you need.  Here are some useful resources:

  • VCC Catalogue: Access to thousands of online journals, eBooks and databases via the Catalogue. To find online resources, filter search results by "Full text online".
  • Article databases:Search databases to find articles, images, literacy criticism, music, reports, case studies, recipes and more.
  • Subject and Course Guides: Visit this page to find out which books, ebooks, articles and streaming video collections are most appropriate for the topic you are researching.
  • eBooks: How to access and read eBooks from our databases.
  • Streaming Videos: How to access and watch videos from the VCC collection.
  • OverDrive: Access to eBooks and Audiobooks you can read on your mobile device or computer. 
    • You can also download the app for your Apple and Android device.
  • Connecting from home: To login to your library account or myVCC, with your student ID number and your password [default is your birth date (MMDDYY)]

Research Help

 

  • ASKAWAY chat help: Can find what the information you are looking for or want to talk with a librarian? Use Ask Away
  • How to do Research: Step-by-step guide to doing research with VCC library resources
  • ProQuest Research Companion: A resource that guides you through the research process.

Citation Resources

These guides will help you identify the basic elements of a citation for the most common types of materials. They include citation examples for different formats, explanations, sample papers and more.

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