We recommend that you print a copy of this page before beginning the exercise.
The library orientation is designed to acquaint you with a number of the library resources which will be helpful during your course of studies at the college. Please read the following information before completing the library orientation exercise.
Library and Learning Resource Center Home Page
We have developed our home page to make it easier to find information and resources that the library provides. You can search our catalog for items that we own; find our library hours; library staff telephone numbers and e-mail listings; periodical lists; internet sites; and periodical databases. Library databases may be accessed from the library, the Academic Resource Center, the Summit Center, the Crossroads Institute, and off campus to currently enrolled students. On the left side of the home page you can locate links to our resources.
VIVA is a state-funded consortium of academic libraries offering databases on many subjects, full text journals, reference books, full text works of poetry and verse, and links to statistical resources. Some of the more popular databases we offer are the following:
Academic Search Complete is a database that provides access to thousands of magazine, journal, and newspaper articles. Many of these articles are full text and the article can be read, printed or emailed.
EBSCOhost Research Databases includes the above Academic Search Complete as well as CINAHL.
This orientation exercise may be completed at the WCC Library or other sites including the Crossroads Institute or the Summit Center. Students may also complete this exercise from home if they have Internet access. In order to access the VIVA databases required to complete this exercise, you will need to use your username and password.
IMPORTANT!! The databases you will be searching open up in their own browser window. We recommend you print a copy of this page before you begin the exercise to record your answers on before you begin the exercise. When you have finished, transfer your answers to this page and click the submit button. All exercises must be submitted on this page.
If you need assistance with this exercise please contact:
George Mattis, 276-223-4744 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or, call toll free in Virginia 1-800-468-1195