Category Archives: Periodicals

New Magazines!

Come by the top floor of Brown Library to see the newest magazines in stock. Take a much-needed study break with Otaku USA, Mental Floss, and Reason—or follow through on your goals with Entrepreneur and Runner’s World magazines. Plan your next adventure with Backpacker or Bicycling magazine, or learn how to get involved in the future of technology with Wired and Make magazines. Stop by the Library today!
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Working on Your Fitness?

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution related to health, well-being, or fitness? Maybe it wasn’t a resolution. Whatever your reasoning, did you know that Brown Library has popular magazines that can help with your health, well-being, and fitness goals? Climb the stairs for an extra calorie burn, and browse the magazines on the top floor. We’ve got Men’s Fitness, Shape, Health, Prevention, Bicycling, Nutrition Action Newsletter, and more!

Where are the Books?

Due to the renovation of the Circulation floor (top floor) of the library, the majority of the library’s print books have been put into storage.  But don’t worry— the entire circulating collection of books will be back in place on the top floor when the renovation is complete later this year!

In the meantime, you still have several options for books to support your research:

  • Use the “Core Collection”

A small collection of books (approximately 1000 volumes) is available for checkout.  These books can be checked out for a two-week period.  Go to the Circulation Department on the library’s main floor to access this collection.

  • Use our eBooks

The library’s extensive eBook collection (over 40,000 e-Books) is still available during the renovation.  Students can access eBooks from off-campus locations by using their MyVWCC username and password.

  • Use Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is an option for students who require print books for academic work. It usually takes 5-10 business days for books to arrive. Please keep this time frame in mind when making an ILL request.

Brown Library staff members are glad to help you with all of your information needs. Ask a Librarian!

Library Offers Sweet Topic Guides

Looking to do some research for your criminal justice or history class? Or maybe you have a paper to write for your English class? Don’t fret because the Brown Library has developed a handy set of topic guides which covers a wide range of subjects.

  1. First, head on over to our Topic Guides homepage.Screen shot of Topic Guides webpage
  2. Then, choose your subject. Writing a paper on Alice in Wonderland or Walt Whitman? Got it. Want to find out more about our science and engineering databases? Got it.
  3. Once you’ve chosen which subject interests you, the related Topic Guide will point you to the books, periodicals, and specific databases which will best supply the information you need.
  4. Takes notes, record your citations, and get to work on those papers and projects!

And don’t forget——you can always come visit your friendly library staff if you have any questions!