Category Archives: Reference/Research

Warning: Due Dates Are Closer Than They Appear

Need help with a research assignment? Now you can reserve a Research Consultation with a Reference Librarian for up to 30 minutes to help you find resources for your research paper and citations. To schedule a session, call 857-7303, email ddulaney@virginiawestern.edu, or stop by the 2nd floor of the Brown Library building. All you have to do is have your topic selected and provide a copy of your assignment. Hurry, the semester is almost over!

BREAKING NEWS: Bones Found In Brown Library On Halloween!

Bones have been found at the Circulation Desk on the top floor of Brown Library.  There are three skulls, each with a detailed coded bone list, and one skeleton with a human anatomy manual.  Rumor has it that some Dental Hygiene and Nursing students have been using these bones for individual and group study in the library.  If you are interested in checking out these bones, just go to the Circulation Desk and give them two out of the three following items: your current VWCC student I.D., a Virginia picture I.D., or your keys.  You can then take the bones to a study table or into a study room for two hours.

The skulls and skeleton are available all year long, but they look pretty scary dressed up for Halloween.

So come to the top floor of the library . . . if you dare . . .  AHHHAHAHAHAAAAAAA! (sinister laugh)

Libraries are Good at Sharing

Library Tip of the Day

If we don’t have the item you need, we can request it for you from another library that owns it.

Our Interlibrary Loan service allows you to obtain books, articles, and other materials that are not available in Brown Library.  Student requests are honored for materials needed to fulfill the reading and research requirements of the College’s course offerings.  Faculty and staff requests are honored for materials used for work-related inquiry or to support the mission of the college.

National Library Week Events:

  • Reading Flash Mob: Bring a book, comics, magazines, graphic novel and READ. Front steps of library, 11:15am on the dot, Friday, April 19th.
  • Word of the Week: Stop by the library to find out our mystery word. Create your own fun definition and enter to win a B&N gift card! (One student winner, one faculty/staff winner.)
  • Library Find-a-Word
  • Snapshot VA
  • Library Survey: Turn in a completed survey and enter for a chance to win $25!

We’ll also have a table at Spring Fling on Friday, April 19th—see you there!

A Librarian is a Powerful Search Engine with a Heart

Library Tip of the Day

You can find those articles you need for your paper from home!

Our library databases contain thousands of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles (Information that you can trust!).  To access this information from home, just enter your user name and password — the same user name and password that you use for My VWCC.

National Library Week Events:

  • Reading Flash Mob: Bring a book, comics, magazines, graphic novel and READ. Front steps of library, 11:15am on the dot, Friday, April 19th.
  • Word of the Week: Stop by the library to find out our mystery word. Create your own fun definition and enter to win a B&N gift card! (One student winner, one faculty/staff winner.)
  • Library Find-a-Word
  • Snapshot VA
  • Library Survey: Turn in a completed survey and enter for a chance to win $25!

We’ll also have a table at Spring Fling on Friday, April 19th—see you there!