Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Quick Start Library Guide: Dual-Enrollment Students

Use this handy guide to learn about and gain access to all the library resources from home or on-the-go!







Welcome to Valencia College! 

 As you begin your college career, you'll find that your professors have different expectations than those of your high school teachers. In this LibGuide, you'll find multi-media resources for accessing the online library, conducting research, creating citations, and more. Refer back to this guide throughout your academic journey, and don't hesitate to reach out. 

I look forward to working with you!
Emilie Buckley
Librarian, Lake Nona Campus

To Connect to the Library via Atlas:

  1. Log in to Atlas:
  2. Go to the MyAtlas tab, Courses tab, or Employees tab.
  3. Under Libraries, click Search the Library.

What do college professors look for in a research paper?
Watch the introduction video below and then move on to the next tab. 

What should my paper look like?
MLA Sample Paper and Citation Style Guide
APA Sample Paper and Citation Style Guide

What type of sources can I use?
Review the video below on primary and secondary sources, then click the "Knowledge Check" tab. 


I'm still not sure what sources to use...
This will vary by the subject and type of assignment. Here are some examples to get you started. When in doubt, you can't go wrong with academic journal articles and primary sources.

Purdue OWL Overview of College-Level Sources

Need help with a research assignment?
Complete this form and a librarian will contact you within 2 business days.



The Writing Center

Each Valencia College campus offers Learning Support Services to help you succeed. The Writing Center is available to provide assistance in developing thesis statements, outlines, proofreading, and more. Additionally, our Tutoring Department is here to help you with Algebra, Calculus, Stats, Economics, Bio, Chem, A&P, and more. 

Popular Library Resources

Have a question for the librarian?

Contact a Librarian
Have a question about Valencia College library services? Email a librarian directly and they will respond within 48 hours. 

Emilie Buckley (She/They)
Valencia College Librarian

Library Spring 2023 Hours
January 9 - April 30, 2023
Library Break Hours can vary during holidays and college closures.  
Libraries will have both on-site and virtual hours at each campus library.

Need help after hours?
Ask a Librarian is available for live chat or text 7 days a week.
 Virtual reference services through live chat and text messaging are available:
Sunday - Thursday: 10 a.m. to Midnight  

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Dual Enrollment K-12 School District Support

Other Campus Resources

Need help navigating Valencia?

Tutoring and Writing Center Support
Tutoring in math, science, writing and reading, accounting and economics, foreign languages and EAP, computer programming, and more.

Dual-Enrollment Advising
Our Dual-Enrollment (DE) Advisors are here to help make course recommendations, discuss graduation requirements, and answer DE questions.
***You will need to meet with your DE high school guidance counselor to discuss unmet high school requirements.

Office of Students with Disabilities
Offers equal opportunity resources for students with disabilities.

Testing Center
Visit the testing center to take the PERT DE placement exam along with others.
*** The testing center is currently closed. Limited testing will take place online. 

Get Involved!

Find out about clubs and campus events
Make the most out of your college experience! Engage allows you to search and register for clubs and campus events. 

Dual-Enrollment Library Resources Marketing

Greetings Faculty and Media Center Specialists,

As librarian and New Student Experience professor at the Lake Nona Campus, I work extensively with dual enrollment students from Orange and Osceola counties as well as Florida Virtual School. 
I'm always looking for new opportunities to collaborate and better serve our students. If you would like to schedule an information session, class or high school visit, or have me create custom online content, I'd love to hear from you. 

Best wishes as we navigate this school year,
Emilie Buckley 

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.