Beginning August 1st, Reynolds Libraries will have trial-access to Transparent Languages. This online software offers self-study courses in over a hundred languages. Additionally, Transparent Languages provides access to thousands of sound-enhanced flash cards and translated conversations (with subtitles both in English and in the native language).
Would you instead like to learn on your mobile device? No problem; once logged in to Transparent Languages click on the “Go Mobile,” button and simply follow the steps to activate Transparent Language content on your phone. Reynolds Libraries only have trial access for thirty days, so check out Transparent Languages now.
QuickSearch (Primo) is a new way to search multiple sources all at once. Now, instead of going to one place to find books, another place to find journal articles, and yet another place to find videos, you can do a combined search and pull up a variety sources from a variety of places!
Where do you start? Begin right at our library webpage and use the above search box!
More facts about QuickSearch:
By using something called “facets,” you can still filter and refine your results. You can find sources by format (books, articles, videos), by publication date, by author, and even by the publisher. In other words, even though you often pull up a lot, you can still get exactly what you need.
You can sort your QuickSearch queries in several different ways: by relevance, by most recently published, by author, by title, even by popularity. What is a popularity search? It’s a search where the articles and books that have been used the most by others come up first in your search query.
You can search QuickSearch in the same way that you search Google. In the past, you may have been taught that you need to connect keywords by using the word AND. In QuickSearch, you don’t have to do that. Also, like Google, spelling errors won’t always ruin your effort. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t think about the keywords that you use, but it does mean that often a misspelled word, won’t stop you from pulling up some great sources.
Check out LearningExpress Library, an online tool which includes more than 1000 practice tests & skills tutorials for academic career advancement & more than 200 ebooks designed to help students succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.
The Testing and Education Reference Center from Gale is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.
Over 300 practice tests and courses
Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests
Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started
Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiation
Learn best by seeing? Need a demonstration of a technique to reinforce your textbook learning?
Nursing Education in Video is designed specifically for the education and training of nurses. All of the 290+ videos are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with federal guidelines.
When the A-Z Resource List appears, click on the N tab from the alphabetical list of tabs located near the top of the screen.
When the list of databases that begin with Nappears, click on Nursing Education in Video link.
Off-Campus: If you access the Nursing Education in Video from this post or from the library’s web site from off campus, you will be prompted with a Virginia’s Community Colleges login screen first. Login with your My JSRCC username and password.
Check out this new addition to the JSRCC Library online collection!
Did you know Reynolds Library has an online subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education? “The Chronicle is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators . . . the Chronicle is published every weekday and features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.”
You can access the library’s subscription to the Chronicle from this blog or access the Chronicle from the library’s web site by following these steps:
Off-Campus: If you access the Chronicle links from this blog or from the library’s web site from off campus, you will be prompted with a Virginia’s Community Colleges login screen first. Login with your My JSRCC username and password.
You can also create your own free personal account from on or off campus to take advantage of the following Chronicle of Higher Education services:
access e-newsletters on breaking news, community colleges, and technology.
create an unlimited number of job alerts so that anytime a job is posted that meets your criteria, you are alerted by e-mail.
participate in a wide variety of forums with colleagues and expert.
comment on any Chronicle news article or blog. You can also forward these same items to others via email when you have a Chronicle account.