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Student Development (SDV)

Books and other Resources:

See the RCC Library of Congress Classification Information for Subject Information

Look for books using these call numbers in the stacks! LB: Study Skills; HF: Resume Writing; HD-HF: Careers; TK: Careers

Keywords to search: college success, student development, study skills, academic writing, resume writing, time management

SDV Library Catalog Worksheet Spring 2013   Can you make the distinction between an eBook and a traditional book while using the library catalog? Locate online films and DVD’s too!

Oxford Reference Online Premium   Oxford’s comprehensive online tool for research in a multitude of topics.

eBook Collections  Search electronic book collections available to RCC Students.

Learning Express Practice Tests   Math, Reading,  Job, Career preparation and more.


Databases to get you Started:

Academic Search Complete   Comprehensive scholarly multi-disciplinary database.

Factiva  Primarily a business database with full-text of the Wall Street Journal, also has Washington Post and New York Times.

MasterFILE Premier   Contains over 500 reference books, nearly 1,700 reference resources, and over 160,000 primary source documents.


Newspaper Databases:

Access World News  Search full-text newspapers and magazines from across the country and through the decades.  Historical information dating back to 1690 too!

Newspaper Source Plus   National and international newspapers, TV and radios news transcripts.

Other Important Resources:

RCC College Catalog:   All the information you need about academics, program and course descriptions including a  history of the College.

RCC Student Handbook:   Keep this on hand to check College policies regarding academic integrity, degree completion, and standard rules and regulations.

Citing Sources: It is important to cite all sources in a paper in order to avoid plagerism. When in doubt cite the source!

Internet Resources:

Occupational Outlook Handbook:   The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes this handbook annually to asses job growth, earnings, skills, and the likelihood of future growth. If you’re curious about job requirements and description this is a great informational tool.

ipl2 (Information you can trust)  Internet websites that have been reviewed by librarians.

SDV EvaluatingWebsiteAssignment Spring2013  Use the ABCD method to help you evaluate websites.

Evaluating Internet Websites Video   Watch this video reviewing the ABCD method of evaluating websites.

Virgina Education Wizard   Take a career assessment, use the Net Price Calculator  and transfer planner.  Set up your account free and visit often.





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