Discover the Library

“Your number #1 campus resource is the Thigpen Library”.  In addition to the Gallatin campus, library services are available at the Highland Crest, Livingston and McGavock sites.  Whichever campus you are attending, visit the library, meet the librarians, and discover the library services available to you.  Research assistance is available at each location.  If you’re attending classes at an off-campus site, you can request materials from the Thigpen Library be sent to your site for you.

The Thigpen Library will be offering several workshops this semester.  Information about the workshops and the schedule are available at libguides.volstate.edu/workshops

 

Vol State Library has Online Research Options

A guest post submitted by Daisy Brooks:

Students at Volunteer State Community College may want to consider using online resources to finish class papers.

The Vol State Library’s research page offers links to:

  • the library’s catalog
  • eBooks
  • online periodicals
  • electronic journals
  • NoodleBib
  • And other electronic sources arranged by title and topic

There is also a link to the IRIS Library Tutorial. IRIS stands for Information & Research Instruction Suite, the site has tutorials on research sources and tactics.

There is even a 30-question quiz that students can take for immediate feedback on research skills they may lack. Additionally, the quiz results page contains links to the applicable tutorial so that students can immediately read up on the questions they missed and expand their skills.

Another place that students can learn about research is the LibGuides link on the library homepage. The site header says that LibGuides provides “research assistance, database help, and subject guides compiled by your Vol State librarians.”

Ebooks are great!

WOW!  There are more than 100,000 academic ebooks in the Library!!

Under “Contents” of a specific book title, you can use the “search within”  tool in the right-hand side toolbar and search for a specific term in the book.  The Libguide http://libguides.volstate.edu/ebooks has useful information about ebooks.

Need or want a “physical” book?  No problem!  Please give the reference librarian the call number of the book, and one of us will locate it on the second floor and bring it to you.