This guide is designed for Valencia's Resource Development staff as an introduction / refresher on Valencia Libraries' resources and services. Please contact one of the campus libraries for further information!
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 find out if we subscribe to a specific journal, log in to the library via Atlas as shown in Step 1.
When the library catalog opens, click Journals A-Z.
Search for the title of the journal you want to find.
To search the databases most effectively, use keywords and avoid using long phrases.
Example of question:
How can community college nursing programs more effectively serve Hispanic students?
Keywords in the question:
Consider using synonyms or related terms:
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.
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