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Using Library Resources

The "Using Library Resources" guide will help students learn more about library resources, research practices, databases, and information literacy. Select one of the topics on the side bar to access additional information.

Print Collections and Searching

Look for print books at the Library Resource Center by using the online catalog. This video tutorial teaches the library user how to conduct a general search, understand specialized search fields, sort results, use limiters, locate call numbers and book descriptions, and save information.

Learn about interlibrary loan services with a video from the Library Resource Center. 

Print Magazines Overview

The Central Community College Resource Centers in Columbus, Hastings, and Grand Island carry a variety of magazines and journals. Checkouts are good for one weeks. Each campus carries the newest issue of each magazine or journal if possible, while a limited number of old issues are stored.  *Magazines or journals not found in print form may also be available through Flipster, EBSCOhost databases, or via  interlibrary loan.

The Central Central Community College Resource Centers also carry a variety of local newspapers available to patrons for in-library use.

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Difference Between Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals

What is a popular magazine? What is a scholarly journal publication? This video describes some of the basic differences between the two.

*This video tutorial was created by the video owner and is not specific to CCC, but the content gives you general guidance on the subject. Please contact a librarian if you have questions not covered here.

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