New: Literature Online (LION) and the Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections

Image from Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections
Image from Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections

Reynolds Library, through our partnership with the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), has added two new databases for literary works and literary criticism: Literature Online (LION) and the Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections.

Literature Online (LION)

LION is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 382 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

  • More than 343,000 works of English, American, African American and Canadian poetry from the eighth century to the present day
  • More than 5,000 works of English and American drama from 1280 to 1915
  • More than 2,000 works of English and American prose from 1500 to 1914
  • Full text of over 350 literature journals
  • All 38 of Shakespeare’s plays in dramatized audio recordings
  • Nearly 900 Poets on Screen filmed readings
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Twentieth-Century Drama
  • African Writers Series
  • Twentieth-Century American Poetry, Second Edition

Chadwyck-Headley Literature Collections

Chadwyck-Headley Literature Collections adds more texts, including:

  • Bibliography of American Literature
  • Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare
  • The W.B. Yeats Collection

Access

  1. Start at the library’s home page located at http://library.reynolds.edu
  2. Click on the More Databases from the Popular Databases menu on left.
  3. When the A-Z Resource List appears, click on the alphabetical tab for the database from the list at the top of the screen [L (for LION) or C (for Chadwyck-Healey)].
  4. Click in the title/link of the database (Literature Online or Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections) from the alphabetical list.
  5. Begin browsing!

Questions? Contact us at http://library.reynolds.edu.

Transparent Languages – Trial August 1st to 30th

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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.

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Directions:
1. Go to: http://education.transparent.com/sargeant/game/modern/login
2. Click on the button, “Sign Up Now.”
3. Create a username and password.
4. Explore!

Quick Search @ Reynolds Library – a new way to find great sources

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!

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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.facets_quicksearch
  • 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.

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  • 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.

So, check out QuickSearch or get more information here at Quick Search 101: http://library.vccs.edu/reference/primo-faq.html   And if you have any questions, comments or great search techniques that you’d like to share, email a Reynolds librarian at library@reynolds.edu.

Practice Tests Available Online!

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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.

LearningExpress Library will help you prepare for:

  • professional certification, licensing, & aptitude tests in a range of occupations: health care, civil service/government, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, & more
  • college entrance exams – ACT & SAT
  • college Advanced Placement (AP) exams
  • GED test
  • graduate school admissions tests – GMAT, GRE, LSAT, & MCAT

LearningExpress Library will also help you improve:

  • workplace skills such as interviewing techniques, business writing including cover letters & resumes, & computer skills
  • proficiency levels in reading, writing, & math

LearningExpress Library provides access to:

  • Practice tests that mimic the timing, scoring, & format of official exams
  • Instant feedback & score reports to pinpoint strengths & weaknesses
  • Detailed answer explanations which allow for a better understanding of the subject matter
  • Instant essay scoring that enables writing skills improvement
  • Secure, individual user accounts to save work & access completed tasks & score history

To access LearningExpressLibrary from both on and off campus, you will need to set up your own personal account on a campus computer first. Drop by any JSRCC campus library reference desk if you need assistance in setting up your account or using Learning Express Library.

New trial database: Testing and Education Reference Center

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.

  1. Over 300 practice tests and courses
  2. Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests
  3. Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started
  4. Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiation

Test preparation materials include:

Study Time by atconc on Flickr used under a Creative Commons License
Study Time by atconc on Flickr used under a Creative Commons License
  1. ASVAB
  2. CLEP
  3. GED
  4. MCAT
  5. Miller Analogies (MAT)
  6. NCLEX
  7. PRAXIS
  8. SAT
  9. TOEFL…and MORE!

Click the link to try the Testing and Education Reference Center; then vote below.

Note: trial is available on-campus only.

Nursing Education in Video

Nursing Education in Video photoLearn 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.

  1. Stream videos in browser or on mobile device
  2. Embed and share videos with Blackboard or email
  3. Read complete transcripts
  4. Create and share clips
  5. Send to mobile with SMS or QR code

Access

Access the library’s subscription to Nursing Education in Video from this post or from the library’s web site:

  1. From the library’s home page located at http://library.reynolds.edu click on the More Databases from the Popular Databases menu on left.
  2. 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.
  3. When the list of databases that begin with N appears, 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!

Chronicle of Higher Education – Access it online

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:

  1. From the library’s home page located at http://library.reynolds.edu click on the More Databases from the Popular Databases menu on left.
  2. When the A-Z Resource List appears, click on the C tab from the alphabetical list of tabs located near the top of the screen.
  3. When the list of databases that begin with C appears, click on the Chronicle of Higher Education link.

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.