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WELCOME TO LIBRARY SERVICES @ VGCC: Instruction

VGCC Tutorial: Library Orientation

Discover the VGCC Libraries and learn about the services and resources we have for you!

Online Orientation Video

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.

Website Tour Video

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.

Search library resources in print

 

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.

Summon Searching: Beyond the Basics video

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.

Boolean Operators-And, Or, & Not Video

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.

How to Read a Call Number Video

ProQuest Research Companion

ProQuest Research Companion offers short videos on essential research skills.

 

ProQuest Research Companion Overview Video

Library Instruction

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. 

Database Tutorials

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.

ChatStaff- Live Chat with a Librarian

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Need help?  Contact the VGCC Library.