VC Library Handbook

VERNON COLLEGE

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LIBRARY SYSTEM

www.vernoncollege.edu/library

LIBRARY CATALOG Find Books

Students may search the library’s online catalog for e-books and print titles held at any Vernon College library or resource room.

Checking-out and Downloading E-books

See the section, Downloading eBooks, for instructions on checking-out and downloading the library’s e -books to a Chrome Book, iPad, PC, or other personal device.

Note: •

E-books can be checked-out for a period of from 1-7 days. • Once the check-out period has expired, the book is rendered inaccessible and automatically returned for use by other patrons. • Books may also be returned at any time prior to the date due. • Holds : If the e-book is in use, you will be given the option of placing the e-book on hold. Once the e-book becomes available, you will be notified via email and given 2 days in which to check-out the book before it is released from the hold.

Off Campus Access to Databases Find Articles

Databases offer 24/7 access to journal articles, reference materials, newspapers, and career resources off campus from any Internet connection. Enter your keywords or terms to search hundreds of magazines and journals for information on your topic.

To access databases off-campus: •

Go to the library homepage at: https://www.vernoncollege.edu/library • Select “ Articles ” from the main content window. • Choose a subject area such as “General Research/Reference.” • Select a database such as “Academic Search Complete.” • Login with your Vernon College student ID number and PIN (without Chaps).

DATABASES BY SUBJECT

General Research & Reference Databases

 Gale Academic OneFile This premiere multidisciplinary database offers comprehensive journal coverage in almost all subject areas including business and economics, health and medicine, criminal justice, political science, history, psychology, and others. Take advantage of an intuitive search interface to find full-text articles on virtually any topic.  JSTOR The database provides full-text access to 684 scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Content covers core subject areas including history, education, language and literature, business, and political science. The database features full runs of all journals from the first issue published up to the most current with a 3-5 year publisher delay.  Opposing Viewpoints in Context Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a comprehensive research tool for in depth coverage of important social issues of the day. In addition to the pro/con viewpoint essays, information includes topic overviews, primary source documents, periodical articles, and statistical tables, charts, and graphs.  Gale OneFile News U.S. and World Newspapers and Media This full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.  Academic Video Online Academic Video Online is a comprehensive collection of video content spanning a wide range of subject areas. Content includes documentaries, feature films, theatre performances, training videos, and more from leading distributors, producers, and filmmakers including PBS, BBC, and others.  Encyclopedia Britannica Encyclopedias offer contextual and background information with key names, dates, and events associated with a topic. The information can help you narrow the focus of your research to a specific area to explore further.

Agriculture, Business, and Education Databases

 Gale Academic OneFile This premiere multidisciplinary database offers comprehensive journal coverage in almost all subject areas including agriculture. Agricultural journals covered in the database include: Agriculture; Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment; Precision Agriculture; Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, and others. Take advantage of an intuitive search interface to find full-text articles on agriculture and other topics.  Gale OneFile Business Gale OneFile Business provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy as well as business theory and practice.  Gale Business Entrepreneurship Gale Business: Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students.  Gale Business: Insights Global Insights Global provides comprehensive coverage of economic and business indicators, company comparisons, and business/industry profiles along with associated news, case studies, and academic journal articles.  Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management Provides access to authoritative periodical content covering topics such as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more.  Gale Academic OneFile This premiere multidisciplinary database offers comprehensive journal coverage in almost all subject areas including history. Take advantage of an intuitive search interface to find full-text articles on history and other topics.  Gale OneFile: U.S. History Provides full-text access to scholarly journals and magazines offering balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work established in the field.  Handbook of Texas : “A Digital Gateway to Texas History” A project of the Texas State Historical Association, the Handbook is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

Government, History, and Politics Databases

 Heritage Quest A premier genealogical research tool, the database provides access to family and local histories, U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, genealogical serials, and primary sources in full image.  Proquest African American Heritage ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

Medicine and Science Databases

 Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health Nursing and Allied Health provides full-text access to over 35 nursing specific journals including Nursing , Pediatric Nursing , MedSurg Nursing , American Nurse Today , Journal of Community Nursing , and others. The database provides authoritative content to support nursing professionals as wells as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.  Gale OneFile Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.  Gale OneFile Science OneFile Science provides full-text access to over 350 journals covering all areas of science including physical, life, and earth sciences.  Science in Context The database covers the most significant science topics of the day through an interesting and engaging user interface. Content includes information from authoritative reference sources, scholarly journals, news articles, and audio-visual files.  Proquest SciTech Premium Collection Information covers natural sciences and technology through scholarly journals, trade & industry journals, magazines, technical reports, and more.

Literature & Arts Databases

➢ Gale Literature Resource Center As the online destination for literature analyses, students get access to up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 175,000 writers in all disciplines, time periods, and regions of the world. ➢ JSTOR The JSTOR Essential Collection covers numerous subject areas including language and literature. This is a good resource to consult for literary criticism. ➢ Digital Theatre Plus This resource features numerous full-length productions performed by world-class theatre companies including Broadway HD. ➢ 20 th Century American Poetry This resource includes a comprehensive collection of poetry written by the most important and studied poets of the 20 th Century. ➢ 20 th Century English Poetry The collection includes over 600 volumes of poetry written by noted poets such as Robert Graves, A.E. Housman, W.B. Yeats, and Thomas Hardy. Readers may search by author as well as by keyword within the poem, first line, or title. ➢ Gale OneFile Psychology Provides access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology — abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology. ➢ Behavioral and Mental Health Online This resource provides a comprehensive, rich, and diverse collection of video and text for anyone studying or teaching in the area of mental health. Programs in counseling, social work, nursing, psychology and behavioral health will all benefit from the wide variety of content in this collection, which includes clinical mental health demonstrations, actual therapy sessions, compelling documentaries on the human condition, psychotherapy transcripts, as well as client narratives and reference works. Content included in the package has been the recipient of the Best Niche Product award from Library Journal and was deemed “highly recommended” by Choice Magazine .

Psychology & Sociology Databases

Technical, Vocational, & Recreational Databases

 Learning Express Library Learning Express Library is the library's premier career development database.  Career Center Plus : Select the Career Center Plus module for practice tests based on current licensing exams in nursing (NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN), teaching, law enforcement, emergency medical services, cosmetology, dental assisting, surgical technology, and others. Tests include instant scoring with answer explanations.  The Job & Career Accelerator includes the resume builder and job search tools.  The College Center Plus provides skills building modules in the core subject areas.  Gale OneFile Computer Science Gale OneFile: Computer Science provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.  Gale OneFile Culinary Arts Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts offers a smorgasbord of information—more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit.

DATABASE SEARCH TECHNIQUES The following techniques will assist you in customizing and defining the search results.

Boolean Operators:

 “AND” Narrows the search and results in fewer articles retrieved by including articles that must contain both terms.

DOGS AND CATS

“O R”

Broadens the search and results in many articles retrieved by including results which contain either or both query terms.

DOGS OR CATS

 “NOT” Narrows the search and results in fewer articles by eliminating a term.

DOGS NOT CATS

An asterisk ( *) placed at the end of a word or root form of the word will prompt the database to search for all words that share the same root.

Truncation:

micro *

Example :

Matches microscope, microcomputer, etc.

Wildcards:

Wildcards substitute symbols for one or more letters, thus locating various spellings and forms of the word.

?

Stands for a single letter. Example: psych ???? y Matches either psychology or psychiatry

Quotation Marks:

Placing quotation marks around the search terms prompts the database to search for the phrase exactly as written without separating the words.

“ deficit spending ” The database will search for the terms “deficit spending” in the order specified without separating the terms.

Example:

Proximity Operators:

Proximity operators are used between two search terms to indicate that the terms must occur within a specified distance of each other. The W operator searches for word pairs in which the pair’s second term occurs within a specified number of words after the first.

W (within)

shared W 3 values

Matches any records in which the word values occurs three or fewer words after the word shared.

Example:

N (near)

The N operator specifies that the words on either side of the operator must occur within a specified number of words of each other in either direction for a record to match.

Example : deficit N 3 spending

Matches any records in which the words deficit and spending occur within three or fewer words of each other in either direction.

Field Codes:

Researchers may specify where they want the database to search for their search terms. Specifying a particular field (author, title, subject, abstract/summary) helps to focus or narrow the search. Select from a drop down menu or place two-letter codes in front of the search terms as follows:

su exercise and weight

Searches for articles with assigned subject headings of exercise and weight.

Example:

ti exercise

Searches for titles of articles that contain the word exercise

Example:

Downloading Library E-Books

Download E-books to a Chrome Book

 Download the e-reader app, OverDrive , to your Chrome Book. OverDrive is available from the Google Play Store.

Download E-books to an iPad or PC

 Create an Adobe ID. o Go to: https://www.adobe.com o Click Sign In (upper right corner of screen). o Click Get an Adobe ID. o Before you download an eBook to Adobe Digital Editions, you will be prompted to authorize the app with you Adobe ID. Note : Leave the default eBook Vendor selected as Adobe ID .  Download the Adobe Digital Editions App from your device’s app store. o Google Play for Android phones and tables o iTunes App Store for Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch o For Windows:  Go to https://www.adobe.com  Do a site search for Adobe Digital Editions.  Click on the link labeled Adobe Digital Editions Download. Note: The Overdrive app is recommended for Kindle Fire tablet users.

Select an e-book from the library catalog.

 Go to the library catalog at https://library.vernoncollege.edu  Enter your search term/s and click Search .

 Use the filters on the left to limit your results to e-books.

 Use the drop down menu to sort the results by author, title, or publication date.

 Click on Downloadable to check-out and download the e-book.

 Login with your VC student ID number and PIN without typing Chaps with the number.

Click on Full Download.

 Click on Create Account to create your personal EBSCOhost account. This account is needed in order to checkout e-books.

 Select the number of days (1-7) that you would like to borrow the book and then click Full Download .

 You will receive a notification that the download was successful.

 To open the book, click on the link to the downloaded file in the lower left corner of the screen or open OverDrive on your Chrome Book or Adobe Digital Editions on your PC or iPad.

Note: At the end of the checkout period, the book is rendered inaccessible and automatically returned for use by other patrons. Books may also be returned any time prior to the date due. Holds: If the e- book is in use, you will be given the option of placing the e-book on hold. Once the e-book becomes available, you will be notified via email and given 2 days in which to checkout the e-book before it is released from the hold.

LIBRARY SERVICES

Questions Library assistance is available in person, by phone, and online via email and live chat. Students may email librarian@vernoncollege.edu or request chat support via the icon located on the library homepage. Phone 940-552-6291 extension 2227 in Vernon or 940-696-8752 extension 3220 at Century City Center. Research Assistance Tutorials and research guides are available via the Research Assistance link on the library homepage.  Research Guides Research guides suggest databases and other informational sources which support specific subject areas such as composition, biology, psychology, nursing, etc. Assistance in selecting a topic, narrowing the focus of the topic, and in identifying keywords or concepts to use in the database search strategy is provided. The guides are accessible via the “Research Assistance” link on the library homepage. Renew Books Online Students may renew their books online and view personalized account information including titles borrowed, dates due, etc. To access your library account information, select “Renew Books Online” from the library homepage and then login with your VC student ID number and PIN. Group Study Rooms Group study rooms are available in Vernon and at the Century City Library. All rooms are equipped with computer workstations and test-taking technologies including the LockDown Browser, Respondus Monitor, and webcams. Rooms can accommodate up to 6 individuals. For assistance in reserving the rooms, students may contact the library staff by email at librarian@vernoncollege.edu or by phone:

Century City Center Library: 940-696-8752 extension 3220 Wright Library, Vernon: 940-552-6291 extension 2227

Computer Resources and WiFi Computer workstations are equipped with high speed Internet to ensure convenient and efficient access to online information resources and software applications. Wi-Fi is also available at all library and resource center locations.

TexShare Cards A TexShare card entitles cardholders to borrowing privileges at participating TexShare public and academic libraries throughout Texas including the Moffett library at MSU. Students may request a card by contacting the library staff in person, by phone, or by email at librarian@vernoncollege.edu. TexShare is a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Access to Main Library Collection, Vernon Campus Books can be transferred between campuses at the student’s request. Students enrolled at CCC and STC may request books from the main library in Vernon. Requests may be submitted online via the Interlibrary Loan form.

Library Assistance at Skills Training Center Library assistance is available via web-conferencing at Skills Training Center. Video/audio technologies and desktop sharing capabilities facilitate effective collaboration between library staff and students. Staff can provide live demonstrations on how to access and search library resources for scholarly information on a topic.

Interlibrary Loan VC students, faculty, and staff may submit Interlibrary Loan requests in person or online to obtain books and articles which are unavailable with in the Vernon College Library System. The form is accessible from the library homepage.

Reserve Materials Reserve materials including books, articles, and other information are kept at the circulation desks. These materials are designated for in-house use and are loaned for a time period specified by the instructor.

DISTANCE LEARNING LIBRARY SERVICES

The library is dedicated to supporting distance learners with services and programs equitable to those provided on-site students. Library Catalog : Locate Print and eBooks Students may search the library’s online catalog for eBooks and print titles housed within the Vernon College Library System. Downloading E-books : See the section, Downloading e-Books for instructions on checking-out and downloading the library’s e-books to a Chrome Book, iPad, PC, or other personal device.

 E-books may be checked out for a period of from 1-7 days.  Once the check-out period has expired, the book is rendered inaccessible and automatically returned for use by other patrons.  Books may also be returned any time prior to the date due.

 Holds: If the eBook is in use, you will be given the option of placing the eBook on hold. Once the eBook becomes available, you will be notified via email and given 2 days inwhich to check out the book before it is released from the hold. Request Books from the Main Library in Vernon Distance learners may request books from the Wright Library in Vernon. Requests may be submitted online via the “Interlibrary Loan” form accessible from the library homepage. Books will be mailed directly to the student’s place of residence. Students may return the book to any VC library/resource center location or assume postage charges (book rate) and mail the book/s to the Wright Library on the Vernon campus. A return label will be provided. Databases : Locate Articles Students may locate magazine or journal articles, reference sources, career resources, and newspaper articles by searching the databases off campus from any Internet connection. To access remotely:  Go to the Library Homepage at www.vernoncollege.edu/library.  Select “Articles” located in the main content window on the page.  Choose a subject area such as “General Research/Reference.”  Select a database such as “Academic Search Complete.”  Login with your Vernon College student ID number and PIN (without typing Chaps with the number).  Please see “Databases by Subject” for a list of databases with descriptions. Questions Library assistance is available online via email or live chat. Email librarian@vernoncollege.edu or request chat support via the icon located on the library homepage.

Research Assistance Tutorials and research guides are available via the Research Assistance link on the library homepage.  Research Guides Research guides are good resources to consult before starting your research. The guides suggest databases, reference materials, and other informational sources which support specific subject areas such as composition, biology, psychology, nursing, etc. Assistance in selecting a topic, narrowing the focus of the topic, and in identifying keywords or concepts to use in the database search strategy is provided. The guides are accessible via the “Research Assistance” link on the library homepage. Renew Books Online Students may renew their books online and view personalized account information including titles borrowed, dates due, etc. To access your library account information, select “Renew Books Online” from the library homepage and then login with your VC student ID number and PIN. Interlibrary Loan VC students, faculty, and staff may submit Interlibrary Loan requests in person or online to obtain books and articles which are unavailable with in the Vernon College Library System. The form is accessible from the library homepage. TexShare Card A TexShare card entitles cardholders to borrowing privileges at participating TexShare public and academic libraries throughout Texas including the Moffett library at MSU. Students may request a card by contacting the library staff in person, by phone, or by email at librarian@vernoncollege.edu. TexShare is a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

L IBRARY OF C ONGRESS C LASSIFICATION OUTLINE

Books are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System (LCC). This system organizes materials into 21 main classes labeled A-Z (except I, O, W, X, and Y). Additional letters represent subdivisions of the main classes.

Example: P – Language and Literature PE –English Language

A General Works AC Collections AE Encyclopedias AG Dictionaries AI Indexes AM Museums AN Newspapers AP Periodicals

DC France DD Germany DE Greco-Roman World DF Greece DG Italy

DH Belgium, Luxemburg DJ Netherlands (Holland) DJK Eastern Europe (General) DK Russia & Former Soviet Republics, Poland DL Northern Europe, Scandinavia DP Spain, Portugal DQ Switzerland DR Balkan Peninsula, Turkey DS Asia DT Africa DU Oceania, Australia, New Zealand DX Gypsies E History: America & US F United States Local History, Canada, Latin America G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation G Geography (General), Atlases, Maps GA Cartography, Mathematical Geography GB Physical Geography GC Oceanography GE Environmental Sciences GF Human Anthropogeography GN Anthropology GR Folklore GT Manners & Customs (General) GV Recreation, Leisure H Social Sciences (General) HA Statistics

AS Academies & Learned Societies AY Yearbooks, Almanacs, Directories AZ History of Scholarship, The Humanities B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion B Philosophy (General) BC Logic BD Speculative Philosophy BF Psychology, Parapsychology, Occult BH Aesthetics BJ Ethics, Social Usages, Etiquette BL Religion, Mythology BM Judaism BP Islam, Bahaism, Theosophy BQ Buddhism BR Christianity, Church History BS The Bible BT Doctrinal Theology BV Practical Theology BX Christian Denominations C Auxiliary Sciences of History (Gen.) CB History of Civilization CC Archaeology CD Diplomatics, Archives, Seals CE Calendar, Technical Chronology CJ Numismatics, Coins, Medals CN Inscriptions, Epigraphy CR Heraldry CS Genealogy CT Biography (General) D History: Gen. & Outside the Americas D General World History DA Great Britain DAWCentral Europe DB Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia

HB Economic Theory, Demography HC Economic History & Conditions HD Economic History & Conditions HE Transportation & Communications HF Commerce HG Finance HJ Public Finance HM Sociology (General)

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M Musical Works ML Literature of Music MT Musical Instruction and Study HN Social History, Problems, Reform HQ Family, Marriage, Women HS Societies and Clubs HT Cities, Communities, Races HV Soci l S rvice, Welfare, Criminology HX Socialism, Communism, Anarchism J Political Science J General Legislative & Executive Papers JA Political Science (General) JC Political Theory JF Political Institutions & Pub. Admin., Gen. JK Political Institutions & Pub. Admin., US JL Political Institutions & Pub. Admin., Canada & Latin America JN Political Institutions & Pub. Admin., Eur. JQ Political Institutions & Pub. Admin., Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area JS Local Govt., Municipal Govt. JV Colonies & Colonization, Emigration and Immigration JZ International Relations K Law K General, Comparative & Uniform Law KD United Kingdom & Ireland KDZ America, North America KE Canada KF United States KG Latin Amer., Central Amer., West Indies KH South America KJ-KK Europe KL-KW Asia, Africa, Pacific Area, Antarctica KZ Law of Nations L Education L Education (General) LA History of Education

N Fine Arts N

Visual Arts-General

NA Architecture NB Sculpture NC Drawing, Design, Illustration ND Painting NE Print Media NK Decorative Arts, Applied Arts NX Arts in General P Language and Literature P Philology, Linguistics UE Calvary, Armor UF A tillery UG Mili ary Engineering, Air Forces UH Other S rvices V Naval Science (For Naval History, see D-F) V Nav l Science-General VA Navies: Orga ization, Distribution, Naval Situatio V Naval Administration V Naval Maintenanc V Naval Seamen V Marines V Naval O dn e V Minor Serv es of the Navies VK Navigation, Merchant Marine VM Naval Architecture, Shipbuilding, M rin Engineering Z Bibliography and Library Science Z Books Writing, Paleography, Libraries, Bibliography ZA Info mation Resources-General PA Greek and Latin Languages & Literatures PB Modern Languages (Gen.), Celtic Lang. PC Romance Languages PD Germanic, Scandinavian Languages PE English Language PF West Germanic Languages PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian Languages & Lit. PH Finno-Ugric, Basque Languages & Lit. PJ Oriental, Semitic Languages & Literatures PK Indo-Iranian Languages & Literatures PL East Asian, African, Oceania PM Indigenous American, Artificial Languages PN Literature (Gen.) PQ French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese

PR English Literature PS American Literature PT Germanic Literature PZ Juvenile Belles Lettres Q Science Q Science-General QA Mathematics QB Astronomy QC Physics QD Chemistry QE Geology QH Natural History-General QH Biology-General QK Botany QL Zoology QM Human Anatomy QP Physiology QR Microbiology R Medicine R Medicine-General RA Public Aspects of Medicine RB Pathology RC Internal Medicine

LB Theory & Practice of Education LC Special Aspects of Education LD Individual Institutions-US LF Individual Institutions-Europe

LG Individual Institutions-Asia, Africa, Oceania LH College & School Magazines and Papers LJ Student Fraternities & Societies, US LT Textbooks M Music M Musical Works ML Literature of Music MT Musical Instruction and Study

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RD Surgery RE Ophthalmology RF Otorhinolaryngology RG Gynecology and Obstetrics

UE Calvary, Armor UF Artillery UG Military Engineering, Air Forces UH Other Services V Naval Science (For Naval History, see D-F) V Naval Science-General VA Navies: Organization, Distribution, Naval Situation

RJ Pediatrics RK Dentistry RL Dermatology

RM Therapeutics, Pharmacology RS Pharmacy and Meteria Medica RT Nursing RV Botanic, Eclectic, Thomsonian Medicine RX Homeopathy RZ Other Systems of Medicine S Agriculture S Agriculture-General SB Plant Culture SD Forestry SF Animal Culture SH Aquaculture, Fisheries, Angling SK Hunting Sports T Technology T Technology-General TA Engineering-Gen., Civil Engineering TC Hydraulic Engineering TD Environmental Tech., Sanitary Engineering TE Highway Engineering, Roads & Pavements TF Railroad Engineering and Operation TG Bridge Engineering TH Building Construction TJ Mechanical Engineering and Machinery TK Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Nuclear Engineering TL Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics TN Mining Engineering, Metallurgy TP Chemical Technology TR Photography TS Manufactures TT Handicrafts, Arts and Crafts TT Cosmetology TX Home Economics, Hospitality Industry U Military Science U Military Science-General UA Armies: Organization, Distribution, Military Situation UB Military Administration UC Maintenance and Transportation UD Infantry

VB Naval Administration VC Naval Maintenance VD Naval Seamen VE Marines VF Naval Ordnance

VG Minor Services of the Navies VK Navigation, Merchant Marine VM Naval Architecture, Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering Z Bibliography and Library Science Z Books Writing, Paleography, Libraries, Bibliography ZA Information Resources-General

LIBRARY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

1. Fall and spring hours of operation in Vernon and at the Century City Center Library are as follow:

HOURS

Wright Library, Vernon

Century City Center Library

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mon.-Thurs.

8:00 a.m. - Noon

8:00 a.m. - Noon

Friday

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday

1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday

2. Library books are loaned for a two-week period. There is unlimited renewal provided requests/holds have not been placed on the book. There is a limit of ten books per student unless special permission is granted. Priority for book circulation will be given to VC students.

3. A VC student ID card must be presented each time a book is borrowed. A student is responsible for all items borrowed with his/her card.

4. Reference books and periodicals are to be used in the library and may not be checked out.

5. The fine for an overdue book is ten cents per book per day the library is open. The fine will not exceed $8.00 per book. Absence does not excuse fines.

6. Lost books and other materials are subject to replacement charges plus a $5.00 processing fee. The replacement costs are based on the current price of the book.

7. Reserve books, periodical reprints, and other materials are shelved at the circulation desk. These materials are subject to any restrictions imposed by the course instructor.

8. All books must be returned and fines cleared before the end of the semester or withdrawal from college. Failure to do so will result in withholding of the student’s transcripts and registration privileges.

9. TexShare cards are issued at all library/resource centers. Card holders are allowed borrowing privileges at other TexShare member libraries including the Moffett Library at MSU.

10. A CCEPTABLE USE OF T ELECOMMUNICATIONS R ESOURCES : Vernon College has approved a campus-wide policy for use of computers and the Internet. All library users are required to follow the guidelines listed in the acceptable use document. The document is posted in the General Catalog.

11. Irresponsible behavior in the library is not tolerated and may result in loss of library privileges.

Vernon College Library Mission Statement

The library, organized and managed for the user, seeks to provide the resources necessary to support the purpose of the College. The program exists to support, facilitate, and enhance learning and is an integral part of the instructional program. Therefore, the mission of the library is: -1- To provide the primary and secondary materials needed to support all aspects of the educational enterprise, including basic academic programs, technical and vocational programs, continuing education programs, and programs of compensatory education, workforce development, and adult literacy. -2- To provide an organized and readily accessible collection of materials and diversified forms of information supportive equipment needed to meet the instructional and individual requirements of students and faculty.

-3- To provide library services that meet the requirements of all students, faculty, and staff so that:

 Every campus is served.

 Disadvantaged student needs are met.

-4- To be responsive to the needs of the community it serves by providing a resource for the cultural, recreational, and intellectual development of that community.

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