Does the library website offer an engine to help with works cited pages?
Yes, under the Help menu, you’ll find an option for citing sources. This page will provide helpful guides, websites and citation generator services.
On the chat service, why are there librarians from other colleges assisting students?
Because NRCC is unable to employ librarians 24/7, the chat service enables the library to provide support to students around the clock. The library pays a subscription fee to provide this service to students. As part of the licensing agreement, VCCS librarians cover certain hours based upon their schedules and other work responsibilities. If you are helped by a librarian who is not from NRCC or another VCCS institution, that means there is no one available from your institution monitoring the service at that time.
If I’m at the Christiansburg site, how do I get library books?
Students taking classes at the Christiansburg site have access to all of the same online resources available to students in Dublin. The library also transfers books and other materials to students at the Christiansburg site via our courier service. One copy of any textbook which is only used at the Christiansburg site is available for checkout at the front desk. Students may contact librarians by phone, email or via our 24/7 chat service for research assistance.
Is there a place where we can preview the book in order to know if it’s the one that we need?
Yes. From the online catalog, you may preview a summary, the table of contents and reviews on books by clicking on the book cover image. You’ll find this option once you click on a specific title from the list of results.