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How do I get a library barcode?

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Any RCC student, faculty or staff member can obtain a library barcode. Before we can issue you a barcode that will allow you to access all of the library's services, you must first obtain a Student ID Card. Student ID Cards are issued by Campus Security in Room 109 of the Academic Building. To get a library barcode, bring your Student ID Card to the library's Circulation Desk and ask a staff member to assist you. Any questions, please email us. library1@rcc.mass.edu. 


Where can I find a list of databases the library subscribes to?

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You can view a list of databases alphabetically or by subject here.


How many books may I borrow at a time?

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You may borrow up to fifty (50) items at a time.  Further information, please visit the Library Website.


How can I use the article ILL request?

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Simply visit this link:  http://bit.ly/1PwUm3P 

You will need some basic information about the article you are requesting, including the title, author's name, journal title, and the date of publication. 


Where can I access the library's streaming videos?

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Access streaming videos through Academic Video Online and Kanopy using this link. You will need a library barcode to access these resources off campus.


Where are you located?

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RCC - 1234 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02119

On the RCC campus, we are located in room 211 on the second floor of the Academic Building (Building 3).

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How can I access Boston Globe database?

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If you are a RCC Student or Faculty/Staff with a valid RCC library barcode, please visit this link.


Do you subscribe the AJN (American Journal of Nursing) online?

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Yes, we do. You can view the page for the American Journal of Nursing here. A full list of eJournals available through RCC can be found on our Articles & eJournals page.

You will need your RCC Library barcode to access electronic resources off campus.


What are the hours of the library?

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Remote hours for this spring 2021.

Mondays - Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 8:30 am – 3:00 p.m.

Online Chat: Ask a Librarian

Text a Librarian: 857-877-2255

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Drop-in on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

The library is open during limited hours this spring 2021.

Mondays - Fridays, 8:30 am - 5 p.m.


How could I find a textbook circulated for 28 days in RCC Library?

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RCC Library may have some textbooks used for your course.  Since most of them may be the former edition and have different publication dates, please consult your instructor for an advice.  You can use the RCC Online Catalog to locate books. 


Which database provides lists of book award winners? Such as Caldecott Medal, Newberry Medal, etc.

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A database, Books  & Authors, by Gale Cengage Learning can be consulted for the lists of book award winners. Click this link and select Award Winners tab on the right.


How can I find a textbook on the reserve shelf?

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Reserve books can only be used in the library, with a few exceptions.  To get a reserve book, ask a library staff at the circulation desk for the book that you need.  You will need a valid student ID card with a library barcode to check the book out.  If you are not sure what book you need, you can search the library catalog. A full listing of course reserves can be found here.


Do you have any information how to create a list of works cited in APA style?

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Our RCC Library has Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. at Reference Shelves.  If you are interested to consult this book, please copy its call number-REF BF76.7 .P83 2010, and locate it on the shelves.   Or you can consult a brief notes of APA documentation style prepared by LaGuardia Community College Library. https://library.laguardia.edu/help/cite/apa/


How can I find a list of textbooks used by the current semester and courses?

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During COVID-19 you may find it by visiting AVAILABLE ONLINE TEXTBOOK.


Where can I find the MLA Formatting and Style online?

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The Purdue University, Writing Lab, and OWL at Purdue prepared a website of the MLA Formatting and Style online as this link.


I am looking for overview information about careers. Do you have a research guide for that?

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Yes! Please visit the career research guide as this link.


Do you have any information how to create a list of works cited in MLA style?

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Our RCC Library has MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers at Reference Shelves.  If you are interested to consult this book, please copy its call number-REF LB2369 .G53 2009, and locate it on the shelves.   Or you can consult a brief notes of MLA documentation style prepared by LaGuardia Community College Library.  https://library.laguardia.edu/help/cite/mla/


Where is Student Online Resource Page? 

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Where can I locate an electronic textbook for ACS 102? question

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Click this! An e-textbook of ACS 102

 

 


Where can I make an online appointment with tutors? 

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Yes! Please visit RCC Online Tutoring! 

 


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