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VGCC Tutorial: Library Orientation
Discover the VGCC Libraries and learn about the services and resources we have for you!
VGCC Tutorial: Library Website Tour
The library's website is the hub for finding and accessing authoritative print and online resources. Learn how to navigate and utilize this crucial resource.
VGCC Tutorial: Online Catalog Search
Learn how to effectively use the library's online catalog to find physical (as opposed to digital) books, DVDs, CDs and other materials.
Searching Summon- Beyond the Basics
Summon Search is the library's one search tool for database research. Learn how to use some of its advanced features.
Database Searches: Boolean Operators-And, Or, & Not
To succeed in research, it's not just where you search and what you search for that matters. It's also how your search. Learn how to narrow search results to include the information you need.
How to Read a Call Number
The VGCC library uses Library of Congress Classification to shelve its physical resources. Learn how to quickly locate library resources by call number.
ProQuest Research Companion
ProQuest Research Companion offers short videos on essential research skills.
VGCC librarians provide regular library and information literacy instruction to students, faculty, staff, and library patrons through class and small group sessions, one-on-one assistance, research guides (LibGuides), and online instruction. Reference assistance is available in person, by telephone, by email, and afterhours via ChatStaff- Live Chat with a Librarian.
Please contact the library for more information.
Library Research Guides
Research guides are available for most subjects. These are compiled by the college's librarians using books, databases, and other resources owned and/ or licensed by the college.
Subject Specific Databases
VGCC librarians have organized the library's licensed databases, related periodicals, and Library Research Guides by subject to aid in research. They are detailed under the "Databases" navigation tab.
New to searching the library's databases? Want to be a better researcher? Try some of these tutorials to learn more about how to use the library's online resources more effectively.
NC LIVE Tutorials
Find step-by-step tutorials for NC LIVE resources, including ProQuest Central, Ebook Central, Films on Demand, and other databases that cover job hunting, test preparation, current issues, science, genealogy, and more.
Credo Video Training Materials
Watch videos to explore Credo Reference and how to use this powerful resource's features.
Watch videos & recorded webinars or download resource guides to the many available databases from Gale. These include ChiltonLibrary, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Academic OneFile, and Opposing Viewpoints in Context, among many others.
Libguides for all of ProQuest's database offerings.
Watch webinar recordings or register for an upcoming live webinar covering ProQuest's library of databases.
Find Tutorials, FAQs, and other help for using this e-book and e-audiobook platform.
ChatStaff- Live Chat with a Librarian
Need help? Contact the VGCC Library.