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

Click on the link above for instructions on downloading the library’s e-books at 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 of 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

 Academic Search Complete The library’s premier multidisciplinary database, Academic Search Complete searches hundreds of journals for full-text articles covering nearly all subject areas. At the “Help” menu, researchers may select “Styles of Citation” to view explanations with examples for citing the articles in the MLA or other documentation style.  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.  Newspaper Source Newspaper Source provides full text coverage of many national, international, and regional newspapers. Coverage includes USA Today , The Washington Post , The Washington Times , The Times (London), Toronto Star , and others. Additionally, radio and television news transcripts are included for CNN, Fox News, and CBS News.  Credo Reference This database provides access to a core collection of reference materials in various subject areas. Resources include subject-specific encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc.  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

 Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete provides full text journal coverage in many subject areas including agriculture. Journal coverage includes Agriculture Reviews , Agricultural Science Digest , Agriculture & Forestry , and others.  Business Source Complete In addition to comprehensive coverage of business journals and magazines, the database offers detailed company/industry information for many of the largest public and private companies. General business magazines include Money , Forbes , Bloomberg Business Week , Fortune , and more.  Small Business Reference Center This resource provides a wealth of information on how to start and manage a small business. Content covers business basics, state specific start-up information, business videos, and industry information by small business type.  Regional Business News Business publications on a regional level include newspapers, trade publications, magazines and newswires, and radio and TV news transcripts.  Professional Development Collection The Professional Development Collection offers full text coverage of over 500 noted education journals. Titles include Distance Education , Journal of Higher Education , College Teaching , Academic Leader , College Student Journal , and many others.  Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete supports political and historical research with full text access to many scholarly journals including: American Heritage , Journal of American History , American Nineteenth Century History , History Review , American Journal of Political Science , Journal of Democracy , and others.  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.  Texas Reference Center Content includes journals, reference sources, and books relevant to Texas history, culture, agriculture, business, and health. Publications include: Texas Monthly , Fort Worth Business Press , Texas Agriculture Magazine , and the noted reference source, Texas Almanac .

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.  Military & Government Collection The database includes full text coverage of almost 300 journals and periodicals with information pertaining to all branches of the military and government. In addition to addressing current topics in both fields, the database also places events in historical context through primary source documents from the publication, Essential Documents in American History .

Medicine and Science Databases

 Nursing Community College Extended Journal Collection This database provides full text access to 33 nursing specific journals. Titles include American Journal of Nursing , Nursing , American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing , Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing , OR Nurse , Nursing Made Incredibly Easy , and others.  Health Source: Nursing: Academic Edition This resource offers full text journal coverage in many medical related fields with an emphasis on nursing and other allied health professions.  Science and Technology Collection EBSCOhost’s Science and Technology Collection provides full text journal coverage in many topics related to science and technology including biology, chemistry, physics, computer technology, etc. Journals include American Scientist , Bioscience , American Journal of Bioethics , Journal of Ecology , Geographical Review , Chemistry and Ecology , and others.  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.

View Demo: Nursing Collection

Literature & Arts Databases

 Literary Reference Center The database provides access to literary criticism, work overviews, and author biographies from noted reference works and scholarly literary journals.  Academic Search Complete This multidisciplinary database provides full-text access to numerous scholarly journals in literature. The database features an intuitive search interface with a number of limiters to help customize the search. Students can select “literary criticism” from the “Document Type” drop down menu.  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.  Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection Close to 450 full text journals address many areas in the fields of psychology and behavioral sciences including counseling, emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry, mental processes, etc. Journals include Psychology Today , Journal of Popular Culture , and Journal of Psychology .  Academic Search Complete Topics in the fields of psychology and sociology are covered in this multidisciplinary database. Journals include Sociological Review , Social Science Quarterly , Journal of Social Psychology ,  Religion and Philosophy Collection This resource offers full text journal coverage on many related topics including biblical studies, major denominations, religious history, world religions, political philosophy, and moral philosophy.

Psychology & Sociology Databases

Technical, Vocational, & Recreational Databases

 Learning Express Library Learning Express Library features unlimited access to practice tests based on current licensing exams in the fields of nursing (NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN), law enforcement, emergency medical services, automotive technology, cosmetology, dental assisting, and surgical technology. Tests include instant scoring with answer explanations. There are also skill building modules for math, reading, science, grammar/writing, and software applications.  Job and Career Accelerator Job and Career Accelerator helps individuals explore careers, develop resumes, and search for jobs.  Vocational and Career Collection Full text coverage of nearly 350 vocational, trade, and industry related periodicals are included in the collection. Publications include: Modern Machine Shop , Wireless Week , Computer World , Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration News , and others.  Small Engine Repair Reference Center This resource provides assistance with routine maintenance and repair of small engines. The user-friendly interface allows users to search by product type, model/engine type, and model numbers.  Home Improvement Reference Center The Home Improvement Reference Center offers users access to a comprehensive collection of how-to information on home improvement and repair projects. Content includes multimedia and full text access to books and magazines covering topics such as remodeling, wiring, plumbing, outdoor improvements, and more.  Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center How-to instructions for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts, and recreation activities are included in this resource. Categories include needlecrafts and textiles, scrapbooking and paper crafts, collecting, arts and crafts, and more.

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.  Database Search Tutorial Databases offer 24/7 access to journal articles from any Internet connection. View tips and strategies for searching “Academic Search Complete,” a popular multidisciplinary database covering almost all subject areas.  Catalog Search Tutorial Students may search the library’s online catalog for eBooks and print titles held within the Vernon College Library System. The Catalog Search Tutorial will assist you in developing successful search strategies for locating books by title, author, and subject searches.  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 : Click on the above link 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.  Database Search Tutorial Databases offer 24/7 access to journal articles from any Internet connection. View tips and strategies for searching “Academic Search Complete,” a popular multidisciplinary database covering almost all subject areas.  Catalog Search Tutorial Students may search the library’s online catalog for eBooks and print titles held within the Vernon College Library System. The Catalog Search Tutorial will assist you in developing successful search strategies for locating books by title, author, and subject searches.  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 Student Handbook.

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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