Check out our new business & technology database, O’Reilly for Higher Education. This digital collection which replaces the Safari eBooks database, includes more than 38,000 book titles and more than 30,000 hours of video. Topics range from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy to career development. The O’Reilly database provides unlimited access to any resource in its collection. When accessing this database from both on & off campus, you will be prompted to login with your My Reynolds username & password.
The O’Reilly for Higher Education database content includes:
- audio books
- training videos & interactive tutorials
- case studies
- code snippets
- certification preparation materials
- practice exercises
- And much more
**An important note for instructors that may have assigned specific titles in the Safari eBook database in past semesters, please be aware that eBook titles once available in the Safari database may not be available in the new O’Reilly database.
To familiarize yourself with the O’Reilly database, check out this helpful user guide or YouTube video. Once logged into the O’Reilly database, you can also check out their Support Center website.
For instructors that are interested in linking to specific O’Reilly resources in their Canvas courses, check out this page.
Did you know Reynolds Libraries has an online subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education? “The Chronicle is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators . . . the Chronicle is published every weekday and features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.”
You can access the library’s subscription to the Chronicle from this blog or access the Chronicle from Reynolds Libraries web site by following these steps:
- Go to the library’s home page located at http://library.reynolds.edu.
- From the Research menu, click on Databases.
- When the A-Z Databases list appears, click on the C tab from the alphabetical list of tabs located near the top of the list.
- When the list of databases that begin with C appears, scroll down and click on the Chronicle of Higher Education link.
Off-Campus: If you access the Chronicle from this blog or from the library’s web site from off campus, you will be prompted with a Virginia’s Community Colleges login screen first. Login with your My Reynolds username and password.
You can also create your own personal Chronicle of Higher Education and Chronicle Vitae accounts to take advantage of the following services:
- receive e-newsletters on a variety of academic topics.
- participate in forums with colleagues and expert.
- comment on Chronicle news, commentary, review, and advice pieces.
- create an unlimited number of job alerts so that anytime a job is posted that meets your criteria, you are alerted by e-mail.
If you need any assistance with accessing The Chronicle of Higher Education from on or off campus or setting up a personal account, ask any Reynolds Librarian.
Check out Reynolds Libraries two streaming video databases for films on black history:
- Films on Demand – From the main screen, scroll down and click on Black History Month under the Featured this Month heading.
- Kanopy – The library strongly recommends that you setup a free Kanopy account first so that you can add & watch films from your Watchlist. For instructions, click here or ask a librarian for help.
- African American Cinema
- Major black events & individuals in history
- Current events
Social sciences teaching faculty may want to incorporate these films into their lesson plans and assignments. If you are accessing these video databases from off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your My Reynolds username & password.
The College Readiness Committee, whose members include both Central Virginia high school and college/university librarians, presented a session at the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) annual conference in Williamsburg, VA. Committee members worked together to research issues surrounding our high school graduates – whether they enroll in college, get a job, or enlist in the military. During the session, attendees participated in a engaging discussion that addressed how we can: better prepare students, partner with teachers, and communicate with school/district leadership.
Need help with starting your research or citing resources for a research assignment? Then register to attend to our free library research workshops being held at both the Downtown and Parham Road campuses. The workshops we have scheduled for this summer semester include:
- Research the Smart Way: Getting too many results with that Google search? Need to get a research paper done and not sure how? Learn how to research the smart way with the Reynolds Librarians. We’ve got everything you need to get started. Here’s what we’ll cover: Creating topic ideas; introduce the library catalog and databases as well as search strategies; how to access databases from home; learn the differences between Google and the library.
- Cite it Right: APA and MLA: Not sure what MLA or APA citation styles are? Need to know how to do cite properly? Let the Reynolds Librarians help you get on the right path! Here’s what we’ll cover: Learn what a citation is and how to identify its parts; how to cite a variety of print and online sources in APA and MLA style using citation tools.
Ask your instructor/s if you can receive extra credit for attending these workshops. Looking forward to seeing you at our workshops!
Image: “The Research Process” by Kim Louie, Lumen Learning is licensed under CC BY 4.0
Don’t forget that Reynolds Libraries can assist you with citing sources for your research assignments in the following ways:
For additional information, contact Reynolds Libraries
April 2nd is International Fact-Checking Day. Check out the resources below. You can also participate in the global conversation on Twitter by following:
@factchecknet, #FactcheckingDay and #FactCheckIt
October is that perfect time of year to grab your bag of Halloween candy and popcorn, turn off the lights, and curl up in your favorite chair and blanket to watch some scary movies. Reynolds Libraries has got you covered. Our Kanopy database collection of streaming movies offers access to a wide variety of horror films including cult classics, indie horror, and spooky movies from around the world. Your Reynolds login is your movie ticket for accessing these films from off-campus. Pick your poison and let the film fright fest begin!
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman comics and the opening of the new Wonder Woman movie this month, check out some of our Wonder Woman graphic novels and other books:
Also check out the educational film, Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines. This film, available through Kanopy, critiques gender and heroism in popular culture.
Denise Woetzel, Reference/Information Literacy Librarian at Reynolds Community College and Anita Tarbox, Librarian at Hermitage High School, collaborated again on the presentation, High School to College Transition Initiatives: Making it a Reality, which they co-presented at the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) Conference in Williamsburg, VA. During their session, Denise and Anita discussed the various collaborative initiatives they are working on to better prepare high school students for college level research. Denise attended some awesome sessions, networked with other high school librarians, and met a pig that loves libraries!