Ebook Library (EBL) is the newest resource from our VIVA membership (Virtual Library of Virginia). JSRCC partners together Virginia’s public (and some private) institutions for more purchasing power. This new collection model, called “demand‐driven acquisitions,” allows patrons to choose what books are purchased.
The Testing and Education Reference Center from Gale is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.
Over 300 practice tests and courses
Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests
Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started
Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiation
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.
Through the the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), JSRCC libraries now offer two new STEM-H eBook databases. These subject-based e-book collections provide extensive, current resources in the STEM-H related fields, and support STEM-H curricula at the college.
Springer eBooks offer high quality Springer print book publications in a digital format. This collection covers Behavioral Science, Biomedical and Life Science, Computer Science, and Earth and Environmental Science. This purchase adds over 2,000 titles published in 2013 to JSRCC’s digital collection.
SciVerse ScienceDirect eBooks includes nearly 700 titles from Elsevier’s most current 2013 collection. Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services. This collection includes titles from Physical Sciences, Engineering, Life and Health Sciences.
Both collections can be access through the library’s catalog, or directly through the vendors’ site listed on the library’s database pages.
A recent Library Journal article, Know Your Students, details the methodology used to conduct an ethnographic study at the University of Rochester’s Rush Rhees Library. It also provides an overview of the findings from this study and interesting insights into how students use the library and spend their time on campus. A previous post on our library blog, An Anthropologist in the Library, also cites this same study.
The Libraries at the University of Rochester hired an anthropologist to conduct a study on how students do their research and spend their time. An article from today’s Chronicle of Higher Education provides an overview of the study’s eye-opening results.