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!
What do college professors look for in a research paper?
Watch the introduction video below and then move on to the next tab.
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.
Need help with a research assignment?
Complete this form and a librarian will contact you within 2 business days.
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.
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
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.
During the Summer 2022 term, students can chat online or text a Valencia College librarian during the hours of
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.
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.
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. due to COVID
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,