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HFT 2220 (Rapp): Home

Logging In

This guide works best by accessing it within Atlas or Canvas. 

Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Atlas
  2. Go to the Courses tab
  3. Locate the Libraries Channel halfway down the right-hand side of the screen
  4. Click on Search the Library.

Note: If you do not access this guide through Atlas or Canvas, you will be prompted for a Borrower ID and PIN when you click on the links to library resources

  • Your Borrower ID is your V number including the V.
  • Your PIN is the last four digits of your VID


Databases are collections of articles from various sources, including newspapers, magazines, trade journals, and peer-reviewed journals. When you have a topic but no particular publication in mind, it is often easier to search a database.

Major Newspaper

The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

Business Magazines

These are some well-known national business magazines.

Hospitality Trade Journals

Trade journals are magazine-like publications designed for a particular industry. They can be searched individually if you prefer or you will find many in InfoTrac Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure eCollection.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are educational materials that are in the public domain or that have been introduced with an open license. An open license means that anyone can use, copy and re-share the materials. OER can be in the form of full courses, course materials, textbooks, curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, tests, assignments, videos or audio (UNESCO)

Valencia College libraries also have subscriptions to a multitude of resources than can be embedded in Canvas to also supplement your course materials. Even though these resources are not OER, they can be used together with OER to reduce the cost for students.

  • MERLOT Opened in 1997 is a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community. In the search bar, type your search term, i.e., hospitality.
  • Internet Archive This library contains downloadable free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities across the globe. To access the resources, set up a free account.  Once it's set up,you may login and borrow the item.  There may be a time limit on the borrowed item.  You may narrow your search by "Topic & Subject," which is located on the left side of the screen.
  • OER Commons Curating best in class learning materials from around the world since 2007.  The OER Commons is a single search source that pulls from multiple OER collections, including MERLOT and Connexions.  It is a great first step in an OER search, but often more results can be found by searching the specific collection. 

Downtown Campus Library

The Downtown Campus (DTC) Library is located on the 2nd floor of DPAC, Rm 265.

The library hours of operation are as follows and subject to change during college-observed closings and holidays:  

Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 9 pm

Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

Saturday, Closed

Sunday, Closed

*** The building will only open with badge-swipe access for students and employees on Saturdays.

Downtown Campus Librarian

West Campus Librarians

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.