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Circulation Procedures

Faculty and staff are not required to show a picture I.D. when checking out library materials. If the Library staff member or workstudy at the desk is unfamiliar with you, they may ask for your name and/or job position. If you have never checked out materials from the library, you will be asked to complete an application card so that you can be added to our patron database.

Loan Periods

Faculty and staff are not required to show a picture I.D. when checking out library materials. If the Library staff member or workstudy at the desk is unfamiliar with you, they may ask for your name and/or job position. If you have never checked out materials from the library, you will be asked to complete an application card so that you can be added to our patron database.

  • Faculty and staff may request an extension of the loan period for classes or special projects.
  • Faculty and staff may check out an unlimited number of materials.
  • Faculty and staff may renew materials as long as there are no other requests for that material.
  • Equipment such as projectors, screens and video cameras are for faculty/staff checkout only.

  • Books and Records 2 weeks
    Laptops 1 week
    Equipment 1 day
    Audiovisual Materials 1 week

     

    Reserving an Item

    If a desired item(s) is checked out, faculty and staff may place a reserve on that particular item (s) by speaking with a library staff member. Once the item is available for checkout, a library staff member will contact you. Please reserve equipment at least one week in advance so we can ensure that item's availability and operability.

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    Off-Campus Access to Library Databases

    Faculty may access library databases from off-campus using any computer with Internet access. In order to access library databases, you will need to log-in to the system with your VCCS (Virginia Community College System) User ID and Password. This is the same user ID and password that you use to access Blackboard. If you are unsure of your VCCS User ID or Password, please use the username/password wizard at: https://nr.my.vccs.edu/jsp/login.jsp

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    Logging In

    Select the database that you wish to search. You will be prompted for a user ID/customer ID and a password. You can also access databases via Blackboard by using the library modules within the NRCC and Research tabs. Login to Blackboard and then click on the NRCC or Research tab. Next, click on the NRCC Library Webpage link to access our resources. Select the desired database and begin searching.

    If you experience problems logging into the system, check the following:

    Make sure that you've keyed in your User ID and Password correctly.

    The system may be busy or overloaded. With 23 community colleges and 60,000 students using the system, you may have hit a peak time, so please try again later.

    Check browser settings by following the instructions on this page.

    Call or email the Technology Services Help Desk at (540) 674-3600 ext. 4400 or .

    You may also send a request electronically by clicking here.

    For questions regarding databases, please contact the library at (540) 674-3627 or email us at nrccref@nr.edu.

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    Plagiarism

    NRCC's Academic Honesty Policy may be found in the Student Handbook.


    Defining & Describing Plagiarism

    Plagiarism.org is one of the Internet's predominant anti-plagiarism resources for educators and students alike.

    Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It Designed particularly for students, this site provides acceptable and unacceptable examples of paraphrasing.


    Preventing & Detecting Plagiarism

    Avoiding Plagiarism (Purdue University) At this site, you'll find helpful information for students and faculty along with Safe Practices.

    Paper Mills and You, Internet Plagiarism This site presents practical tips for instructors on preventing plagiarism, detecting and tracking down plagiarized papers. A listing of over 250 general and 71 subject specific “paper mills” where students can download term papers is also provided.

    Plagiarism and the Web Contains several suggestions for teachers in preventing plagiarism, and links to other helpful sites.

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    Request for Library Instruction

    The library staff will gladly conduct library orientation or specialized library instruction sessions for your classes. Instruction may be conducted in your classroom if equipped with computer workstations, in the IT Lab within the Learning Resources Center, or in the Serials wing of the library.

    General Orientation

    Includes general tour of the library and introduces students to the basics of library research. Students will learn how to utilize the online catalog to find library materials and periodical databases to search for articles.

    Specialized Instruction

    Instruction may be tailored to focus on subject-specific resources and/or course topics and assignments. Searching techniques, evaluating Web based information sources and other relevant topics may also be incorporated into these sessions.

    If you would like to schedule library orientation or instruction for your class, please contact Alison Cockram at ext. 4331 or nrcocka@nr.edu.

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