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Online Resources for Faculty: Library Resources

Online resources from the library and the web to aid in online instruction during the coronavirus crisis.

Book Delivery & Pick-Up Services

You can now use OneSearch to request books to be delivered right to your door or to one of our new lockers for you to pick up in-person on campus!  Books from our Main Collection, Leisure Reading Collection, and Textbook Lending Library are available to request.

  • Use OneSearch to search for your book title.
  • Click on the book title and scroll down to "Get It"
  • Click on "Request"
    • For home delivery, select "Home Address" from the drop-down menu.
    • For locker pick-up, select "VC Main" from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on "Send"
    • For home delivery: Requests submitted on or before Tuesdays at 12:00 pm will be processed and shipped before the end of the business week. Please allow at least 2 weeks for delivery.
    • For locker pick-up: Once your request has been processed and is available for pick-up, you will receive an email with further instructions.

Home Delivery Request Walk Through

OneSearch

OneSearch allows you to search across all library resources at once, including the library catalog (eBooks) and all library databases.

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OneSearch Help

The library's YouTube channel has many videos that will guide you through using OneSearch. Below is a video that will familiarize students with OneSearch.

Locker Pick-Up Request Walk Through

Databases

You can still access and search individual databases through our Databases A-Z page. Below are a few that are multi-discipinary databases that are good starting points for most research.

You can also view our Library Guides by Subject to help students with research and accessing databases for specific subjects.

Database Help

The library's YouTube channel has videos that will help students with using the databases effectively.  Below is one on database search strategies.

Embedding Articles into Canvas

Articles you find through OneSearch or specific databases can be embedded into your Canvas course.  See our Embedding Library Content in Canvas for more details.

Contact a Librarian

Peter Sezzi, Librarian & Department Chair
Office:  LRC 212
Phone:  805-289-6189
Email:  psezzi@vcccd.edu
Kaela Casey, Librarian
Office:  LRC 211
Phone:  805-289-6563
Email:  kcasey@vcccd.edu
Linda Kennedy, Librarian
Office:  LRC 210
Phone: 805-289-6399
Email:  linda_kennedy1@vcccd.edu
Reference Desk
Phone:  805-289-6382
Email:  vclibrary@vcccd.edu