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Built Environment Programs: Home

This is a LibGuide for students in Valencia's Construction & Civil Engineering Technology, and Drafting & Design programs.

Welcome

Welcome to the LibGuide for the Built Environment programs at Valencia College. Use this LibGuide to explore resources that support your degree program.

  • Construction & Civil Engineering Technology
  • Drafting & Design

Resources on Topics in Construction, Civil Engineering, Drafting & Design

Select a tab in this section to see resources provided by the library in your discipline.
 

Books provided by the library:

Books provided by the library:

Online resources for comparing and selecting construction products:

Books provided by the library:

Books provided by the library:

Books provided by the library:

Online resources to explore:

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Study Resources

Select a tab in the Study Resources section to see how the library can help you be a successful student.

Textbooks are added to the library by your academic department or professor. If available, they may be checked out for in-library use only.

Search here for your course textbook.

To check out the following devices from the West Campus Library, bring your student ID and a state-issued picture ID:

  • Dell Laptop (4-hour or 7-day check-out)
  • iPad (4-hour or 7-day check-out)
  • Surface Pro3 (4-hour check-out)

To check out the following devices, bring your student ID:

  • Headphones
  • Google Cardboard VR Headset (7-day check-out)
  • Samsung Gear VR Headset (7-day check-out)
  • Portable Power Pack (7-day check-out)

Software available in the Computer Access Lab (West Campus 6-101):

  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD Civil
  • AutoDesk Revit Structure
  • AutoDesk Revit Architecture
  • AutoCAD Tutor for Engineering Graphics
  • SolidWorks
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Software guidebooks provided by the library:

Databases

Searchable collections of articles and other resources relevant to your discipline.

Journals & Magazines
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Career Resources

Select a tab in this section for helpful Career Resources from the library, the community, and the web.

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Resources for Writing & Presenting

Select a tab in Resources for Writing & Presenting for guides to producing professional-quality work.

Use the following book as a reference for writing specifications.

The following web-based style guides are used throughout the construction industry.

Plagiarism is  often unintentional and can be avoided by citing correctly and understanding what is plagiarism, and what is not.

The following video is recommended for students who have not used a formal citation style before.

PowerPoint
Public Speaking
Sample Presentations
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For Faculty

Select a tab to explore how the library can support you as a faculty member.

At West Campus, Course Reserves are held at the Library Check-Out Desk (1st floor). Varying check-out periods are available at your request. For example, items may check out for two hours, one day or several days. To place your materials on Reserve, fill out a Course Reserves Material Form. Print out the completed form and bring it, along with your materials, to the Library Check-Out Desk (1st floor). If you would like to place circulating library materials temporarily on Reserve for a class, please contact your division librarian liaison

Textbooks

Please consider placing your course textbook on Reserve. This is a valuable service for students!

Not Just Books

The Reserves collection includes materials for hands-on learning such as devices, models and more! Is there an item you'd like to make accessible to students? Talk with us about placing it on Reserve.

Open Educational Resources
Library Materials as Alternative Textbooks

While not technically OER, library materials are cost effective for students. The following collections may contain suitable resources:

Link to Library Resources in Canvas

The following tutorials will demonstrate how to create links to library resources within your Canvas course that do not require students to log in:

To request new materials to be purchased for the libraries, please fill out our New Library Materials Request Form.

Partner with us! The library would love to be a venue for:

  • Student presentations 
  • Guest speaker events
  • Workshops / Skillshops
  • Displaying student work

We can help!

  • Promote your course or program
  • Promote your event
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Library Tour

Search the Library

Enter keywords below to search the library for books, media and articles on your topic.

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For full access, log in:

Through Atlas: on the Courses Tab, or

With Borrower ID and PIN:

  • Borrower ID = your VID;
  • PIN = last 4 digits of your VID.

Librarian

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Regina Seguin (Valencia College)
Contact:
Valencia College - West Campus
Office: 6-327B
Mail Code: 4-4
407-582-1361