Navigating the CCCC Library Webpage

Navigating the CCCC Library Webpage


[music] You can access the Central Carolina Community
College library webpage by going to the URL www.cccc.edu/library or by clicking on the library link at the top of the CCCC homepage. On the library’s home page, you can find
most of our resources in the central search box. You can perform a Summon search; find books and DVDs available in the physical library by searching the catalog; access guides to
research for different courses; find subject specific databases; look for individual academic
journal titles; or request materials from any library in the world. You will learn more about some of these features
in later modules. [music] The library offers study rooms at all three
of our main campus locations. These can be booked up to two weeks in advance and provide space for students to work in groups or find a quiet place to study. To book a study room at the Harnett or Lee
campus libraries, click on the services link at the top of the library’s webpage. Choose “Rooms and Spaces” from the menu on the
left, then click on “book online” under the study rooms icons. Choose your campus. To book a study room at the Chatham campus,
visit the Chatham Community Library’s website. Select the date you wish to book. Available times will be green. Click on the blocks you need, up to four hours. Please note that if you are more than 15 minutes
late to check in to your room, your reservation will be cancelled so that other students have
the opportunity to book it. Fill out the form using your cougarmail address. Click “submit my booking” and you’re
all set! [music] Let’s look at the Library’s Research Guides. These guides, also called LibGuides, can be
accessed by clicking on the Research Guides tab on the library’s home page. You can search for a subject you would like
help with or click on the link to get a list of the guides available. At this time, we have a guide for each program
of study at CCCC, as well as sevral guides aimed at specific courses with research heavy
assignments. Let’s find the guide for English 111. Course guides contain pages for specific
assignments that most students in that course will have to complete. For example, the annotated bibliography page
walks you through the steps of completing this assignment and calls out useful library
tools and resources for each step. In addition to the step by step guide, you’ll
find our “library lingo” callouts, which define and explain certain library and research terms
you may not be familiar with, vidoes and interactive tutorials that explain concepts or show you how to use a resource, helpful tips and tricks, and a help box. In the help box, you’ll find a link to email
your librarian with questions, as well as links to outside resources that may go into
more detail. In addition to the assignment help pages,
you’ll also find the steps of the research process laid out in the menu. Each page describes a specific step and includes
guidance to completing that stage of research, The steps of the research process covered
in most course guides include choosing a topic, conducting background research, developing
a search strategy, searching for scholarly articles and books, evaluating resources, citations, and plagiarism. [music] To get help from the library’s webpage,
you can chat with a librarian directly using our Ask a Librarian chat feature. However, this service is staffed by librarians
all over the state of North Carolina. So you will get an answer to questions about
conducting research and, in some cases, using library resources, but you might not get an
answer for specific questions about our library tools, services, access or hours. To get more in-depth help, or help with questions
specific to Central Carolina, click on the “Help and Contact” link at the top of the library’s homepage. From here, you can make an appointment to
meet with a librarian in person at any of our campus libraries or virtually using the
Google Hangouts feature of your cougarmail account. To make an appointment, choose the campus
or librarian you’d like to meet with, the date and time for the meeting, and fill out the form. A librarian will contact you to confirm. You can also contact us by phone or email
us. To contact a specific librarian directly,
click on the Staff link in the menu to the left to get contact information for individual
library staff members. [music]

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