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College Success Skills (EDUC 099)

This guide is designed as an introduction to the Learning Commons, Library and library resources for EDU 099 students.

Search Specific Sources

The following are some widely-used Databases:

Search the Online Catalog for resources in the library:

To search for all types of resources at once (books, journals, periodicals, etc.) click "All Resources" below the search button.

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Tutorials

Introduction to Credo Reference

Mind Maps From Credo Reference:

Credo Reference Topic Pages:

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Remote Access Instructions

Note: New student’s accounts may not be active on the first few days of classes. If new students need to access the databases from off campus before that time, they may contact the BPCC Library at 678-6275.

How to Access the Databases Remotely (Off-Campus)

  1. Open your browser and go to the BPCC Library website: www.bpcc.edu/bpcclibrary/
  2. On the Library’s webpage, hover the cursor over “Databases” link (left side of page).
  3. Select your search method: Alpha by Title, by Subject, by Vendor.
  4. If you are logging in from off-campus, your User ID is LoLA User Name. Your PIN is you 6 digit birth date formatted mmddyy.   
  5. More information available at: www.bpcc.edu/bpcclibrary/loginassistance.html

BPCC Library Online Catalog

Use the BPCC Library Online Catalog to search for items in the BPCC Library. A search box for the Online Catalog is available on the library homepage www.bpcc.edu/bpcclibrary/. There is no need to login when searching the catalog. If you wish to view your Library account, click on My Account and login. Your user ID is your LoLA UserName Your PIN is your 6 digit birthday. The My Account feature allows you to view due dates on items you have checked out and to place holds on needed items.

Steps to Find, View & Print eBooks

  1. Open the Library’s Online Catalog.
  2. Click on the eBooks search to search for specific titles, subjects of all EBooks.
  3. In the full view of the record (click on the Details button), click on the link (URL) in the WEB field.
  4. When the window containing the eBook opens, click on the “e-Book Full Text” link.
  5. To Print a Page, view a page and then print it using the print button. You may also highlight a section to print.
  6. Only one person can view an eBook simultaneously.

 

Note: You cannot print the entire eBook due to copyright restrictions.

Textbooks on Reserve

Stack of booksAny textbooks that an instructor has placed on reserve for student use is located in the Tutoring Center. 

To see if the textbook you need is on reserve, search for the title in the box below or click Reserve Desk.

Check-out time for books on reserve is limited to 2 hours.

Your BPCC Student ID is needed to check out a book on reserve.

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