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RCC Library: You can use the outdoor book drop

On a pale blue background,  an image of the new outdoor book drop. Outdoor Book Drop now available

Dear Students,

Library materials can be returned to the outdoor book drop located at the north side entrance of building 3 (Academic building). The entrance is located across from the Public Safety Office.

How to use RefWorks Citation Management Software

RefWorks is a service that helps you save, organize, format, and include sources for all of your assignments.

Its best feature is its full integration with the library's databases: anything you find in your searches can be saved to RefWorks with just a few clicks. Your RefWorks account is available to you on any computer using your RCC email address and the password you create. Here's how to get started:

  1. Create your account here, using your RCC email address as your username.
  2. Watch some tutorials here, to get an idea of what a citation manager is, why you want one, and how it works.
  3. Try some database searches, and click the "cite" button on articles' detail pages to save some sources to your RefWorks library.
  4. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., your librarians, with questions or concerns. We'll be delighted to help!

Watch the library events calendar for workshops about Citations, Avoiding Plagiarism, and Using RefWorks for more information.

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RCC Library Resources Available On Campus

Visiting the Library Please come in or contact us. You can find the calendar here to see our upcoming events, consult our open hours page for more details.
 

It is no longer necessary to make an appointment If you wish to study on campus, use a library computer, microscope, or other equipment. You may come in or make an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Borrowing Physical Materials You may now come to the library to browse, search, and borrow materials, along with the option to put them on hold through the catalog and pick them up when you are on campus. When you're finished with your materials, you may bring them to the circulation desk, or place them in the book drop outside building 3.

RCC Library Resources Available Remotely (off campus) 

The RCC Library has an array of resources that be accessed from off-campus to meet your research needs. All these resources can be accessed with your library barcode. If you do not have a barcode, please come to the circulation desk or email the library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will assign one to you.

Research questions/Help: Reference will be available in person and real-time chat during the library's open hours.

Reserves: The library has some textbooks that have been placed on reserve by professors. Please check your syllabus, or go to http://libguides.rcc.mass.edu/c.php?g=1020517

Research Databases: The Library has over 60 different research article databases, all accessible from home. Click on the link to view the list: http://www.rcc.mass.edu/library/databases-alphabetical-list

EBooks: The library has over 200,000 eBooks, all accessible from anywhere.

  • Ebook Central includes 30,000 online books. This is the “community college” collection, of interest to students and faculty at 2-year colleges. All books are simultaneously available to all RCC users. ·
  • EBSCO eBook Collectionoffers thousands of eBooks from a wide variety of disciplines including science, history, engineering, education, and more. 
  • R2 Digital Libraryis a leading eBook platform optimized for the health sciences. A comprehensive collection of medical, nursing, and allied health sources with seminal and specialized titles.
  • New! EBSCO Academic Collection eBooks: includes over 200,000 ebooks on a wide variety of topics.

Streaming Videos: Students, faculty, and staff have access to over 100,000 streaming videos from three separate services.

  • Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 64,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.
  • Kanopy streams thousands of titles including classic cinema, documentaries, independent movies, and foreign films.
  • JoVE Science Education offers quality videos. These simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects.

Research Guides: We offer over a hundred research guides to help you find resources. To access them, go to http://libguides.rcc.mass.edu/guideshome

Tutorials: The library has several tutorials to help you do your research. To access them, go to  http://www.rcc.mass.edu/library/research-help/tutorials