This is a guide to the library's databases for college employees enrolled in the LifeMap Certificate program. If you would like more individualized assistance, please contact any Valencia librarian.
1. Log in to Atlas.
2. Click the Employees (or Courses) Tab.
3. Click Search the Library (in the right column).
4. The library search page will open in a new browser tab. Copy and paste the link to this guide into the new tab:
If you have not logged in to the library, following the links in this guide will prompt you to enter a Borrower ID and PIN. The Borrower ID is your VID number, with the V. The PIN is the last 4 digits of your VID number.
If you were employed with the college prior to 2008, your Borrower ID may still be set to a barcode number that appeared on the back of your Valencia ID card.
Logging in through Atlas (using the instructions above) should avoid this login prompt.
If you have problems logging in, please contact your campus library for assistance.
These databases may be the most helpful:
To search the databases most effectively, use keywords and avoid using long phrases.
Example of problem:
Students are unaware of the learning support services offered at the college.
Keywords in the statement:
Consider using synonyms or related terms:
Consider using keywords associated with contributing factors or possible solutions to your problem:
Enter keywords in the database's search form. Place quotation marks around short phrases (e.g. "learning support"). Try various combinations to yield different results.
While most articles are available with full text, some do not have full text available.