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Quick Start Library Guide: Lake Nona Campus

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

Welcome Lake Nona Campus Faculty and Staff

During the closure of campuses due to COVID-19 the Valencia College Libraries are offering additional online support for both faculty and students. As you acclimate to distance learning the library is here to support you through eResources, online support, and student reference assistance both by referral and in your online classroom as an embedded librarian.

***Late Items: Don't worry, items currently checked-out will not be considered late. Please wait until the campus reopens to return any items to the library. If you have any questions contact Daisy Hidalgo, Library Services Supervisor

Contact information:
Emilie Buckley, Librarian -
Daisy Hidalgo, Library Services Supervisor -

Need assistance logging into the online library?

It's best to login to Atlas before clicking links within this database. You'll automatically be granted access to the online databases and full access to the library catalog. If you are still encountering difficulties logging in, please reference the link below to full instructions.
Accessing Online Resources-Login Assistance:

Embedding Instructional Videos

Need to embed videos into your online class? Tools within most major databases make it simple. 

This video covers the basics of embedding content into your Canvas course.

Films on Demand
Embedding videos into Canvas

Adding a Library Menu in Your
Canvas Classroom

Using Library Resources in Your Online Classroom

The Lake Nona Campus Library is available to assist faculty members as they transition their courses online

  • Use Ask a Librarian service to get your questions answered. This service is available to both students and faculty should you need immediate assistance.
  • Embed library content in your Canvas course
  • Contact Emilie Buckley to find and access digital resources and content to incorporate into your course.
  • Support students by embedding a librarian in your Canvas course
    • Librarians can be added to your Canvas course as a TA. We are not able to grade or work with assignments but this is a great opportunity for students to interact with us in a research-focused discussion board. This tutorial shows how to add a TA to your course. Please reach out to Emilie if you would like to use this feature.
  • Access library instruction virtually. Schedule your library instruction session and select virtual/online as your modality.

Suggested Databases

Here are some recommended databases to add supplementary content to your online course. If there is something that we don't have available at this time, email Emilie to see if it can be added.

Click here for a complete list of library databases.

Video Content

Students can access supplemental readings and research content.

Test Prep and Study Resources 
The below resources prepare students for standardized tests, career certification testing, and civil service exams.