Category Archives: Online Resources

Welcome to the Fall 2019 Semester!

Students reading in the old library building. Photo courtesy of the CPCC Archives.

Welcome to the Fall 2019 semester!   With the beginning of a new semester, we’d just like to take some time to remind you of a few of the services that the library has to offer, as well as highlight a few recent changes.

Books and More!

As always, the library wants to help out with your research and educational needs.  To that end, we provide access to a wide variety of resources, both in print and online.

You can search for both articles, books (print or electronic) and DVDs available in the library by using our online catalog.

You might also be interested in checking out some of our online resources available on our Research Databases page.

Need help using any of our resources?  Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian!  Library staff are available to help in person, over the phone, through online chat or even by text!

Need to renew something you have checked out or pay late fees? You can do both of those things online by accessing the My Account page. To login, simply provide your full name and your CPCC login username.

Study Space?  We Have That!

Need a quiet place to study?  All CPCC campus libraries have dedicated quiet study spaces.  Additionally, Central, Cato, Harper, Harris and Levine campuses have study rooms available. You can book these study rooms yourself online. Book early though, as they tend to fill up quickly!

Faculty Resources

We also offer a number of resources just for faculty.  Be sure to check out our Faculty Resources page to see what we can offer you.

We hope everyone has a great semester!

Spotlight Video – Remembering the Slaves of Mt. Vernon

This weeks Spotlight Video remembers the slaves of George Washington’s plantation home, Mt. Vernon.

If you are accessing the video from off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your CPCC Login.

This video and thousands of others are available through Films on Demand, which can be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Spotlight Video – Chef Career Q&A

This weeks Spotlight Video celebrates National Culinary Arts Month with a Career Q&A with Chef Carrie Whitcraft.

If you are accessing the video from off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your CPCC Login.

This video and thousands of others are available through Films on Demand, which can be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

 

Spotlight Video – The Words That Built America

This weeks Spotlight Video celebrates the three founding documents of the United States – The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution and The Bill of Rights.

If you are accessing the video from off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your CPCC Login.

This video and thousands of others are available through Films on Demand, which can be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Resource of the Month: Mango Languages

The Central Piedmont Library’s featured resource of the month for July is Mango Languages.  Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication.

Mango contains learning modules for over 60 different languages. It covers well known languages, such as French, Spanish, and German, as well as lesser known languages, such as Dzongkha (the national language of Bhutan), Telugo (one of the many languages spoken in India), and Dari (a variation of Farsi spoken in Afghanistan). You can even learn to speak Pirate or Shakespearean English!

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! Mango Languages may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

New Library Resource for Faculty: Swank Digital Campus

CPCC Library now has access to Swank Digital Campus. Swank Digital Campus provides streaming access to feature films. Films may be shown in class or assigned to enrolled students to view outside of class. These films do not have public performance rights.

For more information about Swank, including a current list of available films, please check out our Swank Digital Campus reference guide, available here:

https://researchguides.cpcc.edu/c.php?g=919527

Other questions? Contact Doug Short, Online Services Librarian

Resource of the Month – CultureGrams

The CPCC Library’s featured resource of the month for October is CultureGrams.  This extensive resource provides reliable cultural information on the countries of the world, including perspectives on daily life and culture such as dating and marriage, holidays, diet, and personal appearance. Additionally, CultureGrams includes such features as recipes, photos, personal interviews, and graphs and tables with lots of different country data.

CultureGrams also offers a States Edition and a Provinces Edition, which focus on the various states of the U.S. and Canada, respectively.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! CultureGrams may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

New Resource: SAGE Journals

SAGE Journals is CPCC Library’s newest research resource for students. This extensive database contains more than 1000 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine. The high quality resources that SAGE provides access to can really make a difference in your research papers!

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! SAGE Journals may be accessed here or from the Research Resources section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Resource of the Month: Associates Programs Source Plus

Need to further investigate a welding process? Interested in finding out more about the latest hairstyle trends? Want to read about the latest opportunities in the paralegal field? Our Resource of the Month can help you with all of that and more! The CPCC Libraries featured resource of the month for November is  Associates Programs Source Plus.  Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year college students, Associates Programs Source Plus covers subjects as wide-ranging as: computer & data processing, CAD, cosmetology, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, law enforcement & criminal justice, paralegal studies, welding and dozens more equally varied areas of study.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! VAST Academic Video Online may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Resource of the Month: VAST Academic Video Online

The CPCC Libraries featured resource of the month for October is  VAST Academic Video Online.  This extensive resource contains over 22,000 videos covering a wide variety of subjects, including health sciences, social sciences, literature, language, history and art.  It includes newsreels, award-winning documentaries, field recordings, interviews, lectures, training videos, and exclusive primary footage. Students can include these videos from VAST in PowerPoint presentations for class and instructors can embed them in their online courses.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! VAST Academic Video Online may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.