Reynolds Libraries has a new and improved online catalog! The new catalog can be accessed by conducting a search in the main search box on the library website, or you can access it directly with the following URL: https://vcc-srl-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/search?vid=JSRCC If you previously bookmarked the old catalog link, please make sure you update it to the … Continue reading New Catalog is here!
The library is proud to introduce the new and improved Library Scavenger hunt! The Library Scavenger hunt is a great activity for your class that incorporates technology, information literacy modules, and a library orientation all in one fun session. Students working in teams search for library resources and post their answers, with a few selfies … Continue reading Instagram for InstaCredit?
#5. We’re not here to shush you (and we offer ideal spaces where we won’t shush you). How do you learn? Do you read a book? Do you use the internet? Do you collaborate with classmates? Or is it all of the above? In the past, reading in quiet libraries was a common way of … Continue reading Five Things You Might Not Know About Reynolds Library
Click here to sample one of literally thousands of streaming videos for research AND relaxation during Black History Month…and beyond! Baraka's Tribute to His African Heritage In this clip from the library's subscription database, Films On Demand, African-American writer, Amiri Baraka, uses his poetry to "teach, analyze, point out" . . . in this case, about the … Continue reading Research and Relax at Reynolds Library for Black History Month!
Sometime you need a straightforward, short answer to a question...and you need it to be CORRECT! Wikipedia is great for information on pop culture (think Doctor Who) but not so great for your papers and projects. For school, you need a scholarly source, but one that gives an outline of the subject. Add Oxford Reference … Continue reading Oxford Reference: Answers with Authority
Do you still need help in citing your sources for end-of-semester research assignments? Sign up for one of our 3 remaining Cite it Right library workshops: Cite it Right, MLA Style - Downtown Campus, Rm. 664 - Tue, April 16, 11am-12pm Cite it Right, APA Style - Downtown Campus, Rm. 664- Thu, April 18, 11am-12pm … Continue reading Need help in citing your sources?
With the end of the semester just weeks away, you are probably feeling the weight of a significant amout of work ahead. Do you need help with your research assignment? With creating citations? Stop by the Reference Desk at any of the JSRCC campus libraries to receive...personalized, one-on-one, expert assistance in finding, evaluating, and citing … Continue reading Help with Research and Citations during Last Weeks of Semester
Computational Knowledge engine Wolfram|Alpha just announced that you can now analyze Shakespeare’s plays, as well as some other famous works of literature, including Moby Dick, Great Expectations, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. From their blog: Entering a play into Wolfram|Alpha, like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, brings up basic information, such as number of acts, scenes, … Continue reading New tool for literary analysis
During the Summer semester, the library will be offering several Research the Smart Way workshops at each campus. The online registration form is located at: http://library.reynolds.edu/events/workshops/ - OR - from the library's home page, click on Workshops from the menu on the right.
President Obama has declared October to be National Information Literacy Awareness month, according to this recent White House press release. Increase your own Information Literacy by attending one of the library’s free open session workshops- offered this fall at Downtown and Parham campus libraries! Spend some time learning about: Research the Smart Way; Cite it … Continue reading October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month!