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Welcome to the SVC Library!

One-stop shopping for library basics.

Sign up for free New York Times accessUnlimited access to the NYT on any device! 

You must sign up while on campus, after that you can access from anywhere 
You must use your @svc.edu email 
Once signed up, you will have access for 364 days before having to re-register

  1. Set up an account here: www.NYTimes.com/GroupPass 
  2. Log in to www.NYTimes.com, on or off campus, using the credentials you created
  3. Need more instructions? youtu.be/jWtbxBik4IY

Note: This does not apply to the mobile app, but to the Times's web site. (Which you CAN access on a mobile device... confused? Ask a librarian!)

SEARCH NOW!

Search books (including eBooks), print journals, videos, and other materials physically housed in the SVC library. You can also log in to check your due dates, renew books, and place holds! If you can't find anything, don't panic! Ask a librarian - we know the system really well and can help you.

Use these  guides to access library resources by subject, plus web sites we've found useful and credible.
This is also where you'll find guides for specific courses.

Thanks to the Meder Discovery Fund, we are able to purchase most textbooks for use inside the library. Your instructor may have put other items on reserve as well. 

  • Do we have yours? Go to the Library Catalog.
  • No time to stay in the library? Make copies or scan on our copier/printer.
  • Are you a faculty member looking to request texts for the bookstore and library? See here.
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Research help

Looking for help?  Chat now if the link below is active, or make an appointment for a research session.

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If we're offline, email libstaff@svc.edu and we will respond as soon as we can!

If you want to talk it out with a librarian, please let us know and we can sit down together!

First - check out our page on citations and plagiarism.

Then, do you need help organizing your reference lists for a bunch of different projects? Do you want to use the database "folders" option, but are working in more than one database? Citation management tools (or "reference management software") can help you get organized. 

This guide explains the basics about some of the free options available to you. 

Stages of research anxiety, based on Carol Kuhlthau's Information Search Process (ISP) model

See more about Ms. Kuhlthau's research!

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Tutorials & hands-on exercises

 

Prefer video? Here's one created by librarians at California State, Fullerton.

 

So what exactly happens when you hit SEARCH? Matt from Google explains.


Do you need help organizing your reference lists? Do you use the database "folders" option, but work in more than one database? Citation management tools (or reference management software) can help. This guide explains the basics about some of the free options available to you. 

We want YOUR input! Please tell us what skills and tips YOU want tutorials for! Email libstaff@svc.edu with suggestions.

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