As you head into finals week and wrap up your semester, you are probably looking forward to a break from some of your scholarly pursuits. The library will also take a winter break starting at 2:00pm on Friday December 21 and reopen on Wednesday January 2 at 8:00am. Although our building will be closed, our online, virtual collection will still be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Here are a few highlights that might pique your interest. (Note - unless noted, all resources require an RVCC G# and Password).
Also called Academic Video Online is a large streaming video collection with more than 65,000 titles. Included are documentaries, instructional videos, and many musical and visual performances. Select from historical content, content centered on the social sciences, visual and performing arts, health science and medicine, or business and economics. AVON is sure to have something for everyone's wish list!
The library has access to more than 120,000 ebooks! You can discover most of them in our Books & Media search. Search for what you are interested in, then click the 'eBook' check box on the left! The big blue 'View eBook' button will take you to the book and you should be ready to go!
Have you ever found yourself reading a Wikipedia article about collective noun names for groups of animals and suddenly, you're reading about the ancient Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula? If this has happened to you, you've likely found yourself on a Wikipedia tangent! While Wikipedia has certainly improved since it first debuted, perhaps you want a change of tone or to be absolutely certain that what you're reading is accurate and factual. Credo Reference consists of 3,481,887 full text articles in 1,041 titles from 119 publishers. These are in-depth, subject specific encyclopedias and dictionaries and can help you to learn the general overview of a topic.
An added bonus is the Topic Pages. They send you to other resources and help you explore other areas related to one broad topic. While Credo doesn't have a complete list of every episode cast member for Game of Thrones, you'll definitely be able to learn about the filming locations of the show like Northern Ireland, Morocco, and Croatia.
If you don't see something you like here, or you want to find articles, check out all of the library's databases
We have more than 100 and something for everyone! Enjoy your winter break!