Showing posts with label RioLibrary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RioLibrary. Show all posts

Monday, February 8, 2016

Celebrate Black History Month!

Image above from Library of Congress: Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform at Benton Barracks, Saint Louis, Missour.
Black History Month or African American History Month is an annual celebration-- recognizing the sacrifices and achievements of black Americans throughout U.S. history.

The Rio Salado Library is proud to honor Black History Month by highlighting targeted library and web resources that can help you learn more about the lives, contributions and legacy of African Americans. Check out this Black History Month Topic Guide now.


To learn more about the rich legacy of African Americans-- and national events scheduled to celebrate their accomplishments, visit this Library of Congress web site: www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov.

Image 1: Library of Congress: Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform at Benton Barracks, Saint Louis, Missouri. 

Image 2: Library of Congress: Civil rights march on Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Library of Audiobooks Available to You!

image of a woman cuddled up on the coach reading a book.

Miss curling up with a good book because you lack free time? Are you looking for ways to stay motivated to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Do you yearn for something to make your morning or evening commute a little more tolerable? We have the answer-- audiobooks! 

image of a stack of books with and a set of headphones patched into them.

As a Rio Salado student, you have access to the audiobook collections available at all 10 Maricopa Community College  libraries-- and you can pick up your selections at a location that's convenient for you!

Please note that these are physical audiobooks (CDs), not digital files.

How to Locate and Request Audiobook CDs

1. Go to the Rio Salado Library. Select “Books & DVDs.”

snapshot of library home page


2. Click “Advanced Search.”

snapshot of Advance Search page


3. If you are looking for a specific audiobook, type in the title. If you are looking for an audiobook on a specific subject (success, parenting, business, etc.), type in the subject. Use the pull-down menu for Format Type to select “Audio disc.” Then click on “Advanced Search.”

snapshot of search page


4. When you find an audiobook that interests you, select “Place Hold.”

snapshot of search results page


5. Enter your MEID and password

snapshot of login page


6. Select the library closest to you for pick-up! Then click “Place Hold.”

snapshot of Place Hold page


You will receive a “Pickup Notice” in your student Gmail account when the item arrives.


News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Explore the Wonders of ScienceOnline

snapshot of ScienceOnline web page.  Headline: Astronomers say a Neptune-sized planet lurks beyond Pluto.  Image of blue planet with text: "Planet X."


Students now have access to ScienceOnline via the Rio Salado Library!

This database contains articles from the weekly journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as well as enhanced online content from the publisher, including news, topics, multimedia presentations, and more!

Check it out today!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Child Development & Adolescent Studies Database

Image of children.  Text: Child Development and Adolescent Studies

Are you taking courses in Early Childhood Education or Child & Family Studies? Are you looking for information about adolescent themes? If so, you are encouraged to explore EBSCO’s Child Development & Adolescent Studies database. 

It contains journals, books, technical reports, and more that explore the growth and development of children and adolescents.

Check it out now!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Need Help with Research? Ask A Librarian 24/7!

Text: Ask a Librarian Rio Salado College.  Available 24/7
Need a librarian during the winter break? Check out Ask a Librarian

Available 24/7!

Get help with:
  • Starting your research
  • Searching smarter and faster
  • Finding articles, books, and media
  • Citing sources and more!

Monday, December 14, 2015

New Titles at the Rio Salado College Library

Image of Lights Out by Ted Koppel

Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library! To request a title please call the Library at 480-517-8424.

Fiction

Nonfiction

DVDs

Friday, October 30, 2015

New Titles at the Rio Salado College Library

Cover of Works Well with Others: An Outsider’s Guide to Shaking Hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No One Ever Teacher You by Ross McCammon

Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library!  This list is updated throughout the month as new books arrive. To view the complete list of new titles from previous months, please see the Library New Titles Archive.

Fiction
Nonfiction

DVDs
All the President’s Men
American Sniper
Chinatown
The Overnighters
Still Alice


Thursday, October 29, 2015

New! Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

image of a computer keyboard, return key reads "careers"

The award-winning Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is now available to students via the Rio Salado Library.

Highlights:

  • Industries and Careers: covers 94 different industries and career fields and thousands of professions.
  • Launch Your Career: offers solid advice on writing résumés and cover letters, interview skills, applying to apprenticeships and internships, workplace etiquette, and other important area.
  • Career Advice Blog: regular new blog posts "From Our Career Experts" with an archive of more than 2,300 posts.
http://fcg.infobase.com/default.asp
  • Career Interest Assessment: ranks users' work interest areas and suggests related occupations and industries.
  • Links to Outside Jobs and Internships: searchable, current, live job and internship postings.
  • Videos: more than 300 tablet/mobile-friendly videos covering jobs, industries, and career development skills, including "Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight" videos.

News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

Image by GotCredit under a CC-BY 2.0 license.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Early Registration Begins Oct. 5

Poster for 2016 registration.  See text below for full transcript.

Take advantage of early registration for spring 2016! 

Current students, veterans and their families can begin registration as early as Monday, Oct. 5. New students can begin Oct. 12. Visit www.maricopa.edu/spring16 when you're ready to get started.

In the meantime, visit www.riosalado.edu/Schedule to see which of Rio Salado's 600+ online classes work for you.

For additional details about Rio Salado enrollment, visit www.riosalado.edu/StudentOrientation.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Titles at the Rio Salado College Library

cover for book: The ADHD Advantage

Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library. This list is updated throughout the month as new books arrive. To view the complete list of new titles from previous months, please see the Library New Titles Archive.

Fiction

Nonfiction

DVDs

Friday, September 4, 2015

24/7 Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian 24/7 chat Rio Salado

Ask a Librarian is a free, online service that provides Rio Salado students with 24/7 access to a live librarian who can help you start your research, find resources, answer questions about citing sources and more!

Go ahead, give it a try. Ask a Librarian now!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Anthropology Research Guide Now Available

Research doesn't have to HURT!  Use the librarian-selected, faculty supported resources to support your research projects!  Why use the ASB Research Guide:  Provides access to the best anthropology resources available.  Has an easy-to-navigate menu that instantly connects yu to the information you need.  Is perfect for students working at a distance who can’t come to the library.  Has a mobile friendly interface which can be accessed from anywhere.  Is connected to the 24/7 Ask a Librarian chat support in case you get stuck!

The Rio Salado Library is proud to introduce the Anthropology Research Guide. The guide provides links to key discipline-specific library and Web resources for Anthropology (ASB) students. 

Resources are arranged by topic so that students can instantly access the information they need the most:
  • One Search
  • eReference & Data
  • Books & eBooks
  • News Articles
  • Magazine Articles
  • Scholarly Journal Articles
  • Biographies
  • Countries, Cultures & Customs
  • Streaming Films & Images
  • Writing Help
  • Citation Help
  • ASB Web Resources
  • Web Searching Tips 
 
News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.

September is National Preparedness Month

ready.gov poster: Don't wait.  Communicate.  Make your emergency plan today.

Are you prepared for a prolonged power outage, natural disaster or other type of emergency?

September is National Preparedness Month! Take stock of your emergency supplies, plans and other things you need to do to stay safe!

Here are some tips and resources from ready.gov to help you create an action plan.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Titles at the Rio Salado College Library


Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library! This list is updated throughout the month as new books arrive. To view the complete list of new titles from previous months, please see the Library New Titles Archive.

Fiction

Nonfiction

DVDs

Monday, August 17, 2015

Rio Salado Library eBooks on Business

Image of CRiSP 50, one-minute tips to better communications cover.

The Rio Salado Library provides students with access to the CRISP 50-Minute Series, available via the EBSCO eBook collection

These short, easy-to-read books cover the most critical aspects of business topics in a minimum amount of time. 

Please note, you must be logged into RioLearn to access.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ambrose Digital Films: All Access Now Available!

Students can now enjoy everything the Ambrose Digital Film Collection has to offer via the Rio Salado Library!

Ambrose Video 2.0 has an extensive library of award-winning streaming films. Subject areas include social studies, literature, fine arts and the sciences.

One of the highlights of this collection is the BBC Shakespeare Plays.

Ambrose provides students the unique opportunity to watch Shakespeare’s plays enacted by Britain’s most distinguished theatrical talent. Videos are 100% closed-captioned, accommodate unlimited simultaneous users, and work on all mobile devices.

New Knowledge Commons Locations

Rio Salado College library employees took a field trip to the Communiversity at Queen Creek on July 28 to deliver and set up the Knowledge Commons library book collection.

In addition to Rio Salado's extensive online library, all Rio locations now have library collections of books and DVDs that are tailored to the needs of each local community!

The library team received a very warm welcome from Site Coordinator Renee Mesnik and her team, and enjoyed their tour of the facility.

Drop by your Rio location and check out the new Knowledge Commons additions!

Pictured above: Rio Salado Site Coordinator for the Communiversity at Queen Creek Renee Mesnik next to Rio Salado Library staff: Christopher Orf, Patricia Hansen, Sarah Hall, Melanie Fritz and Janelle Underhill.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tips for Writing a Research Paper

As you progress through college, especially if you choose to transfer to a university, you will be required to write papers either solely based on research or a combination of research and opinion.
Here are some guidelines you may find useful for such a task:

Create a Schedule
Plan a daily schedule several weeks in advance to decide what components you will work on and when. Writing a research paper is a task that cannot be completed successfully in a few days.

Choose a Topic & Begin Research
  • Develop a research question or questions
  • Choose short phrases from your question to conduct your research
  • Brainstorm alternative phrases that relate to your topic to increase your research results.
  • Ask a librarian for help with using keywords associated with your topic: http://blog.riosalado.edu/2015/07/ask-librarian-online-anytime.html
Evaluate Research
Construct Your Outline
  • You can create a formal outline or a simple list of how you think you will organize your paper based on the research you found
  • Remember this outline may continuously change as you begin to write your paper, and this is ok as the outline is not going to be graded. Keep in mind it is merely a tool to help you structure your writing
Familiarize Yourself with Format Type
Begin Rough Draft, Edit, Submit
  • Use your outline to begin your rough draft. You can also refer to online resources such as: http://libguides.riosalado.edu/ and http://www.riosalado.edu/library/owl/Pages/default.aspx
  • Dedicate blocks of time each day to writing
  • Highlight or mark sentences in your paper you wish to cite using APA or MLA
  • Proofread your paper and ask at least two other people to review your writing for grammatical errors
  • Submit your paper on time


Contributed by Rio Salado Counselor Elena Matus McDonald on behalf of Rio Salado's Counseling Services.

Monday, July 20, 2015

New Titles at the Rio Salado Library

Here is what’s new in the Rio Salado College Library!

This list is updated throughout the month as new books arrive. To view the complete list of new titles from previous months, please see the Library New Titles Archive.

Fiction

Nonfiction

DVDs

Monday, July 13, 2015

Ask a Librarian Online, Anytime!

Librarian Chat 24/7
Is there a librarian in the house? You bet there is. Ask a Librarian is a free service that will connect you to a librarian who can help you online, anytime!

Get help with:
  • Starting your research
  • Finding journal articles, books, and media
  • Creating effective research strategies
  • Citing sources
  • And more!

What are you waiting for? Ask a Librarian now.