The CCBC Library collection includes over 100,000 print monographs, over 55,000 ebooks, 68 primarily article databases providing access to over 45,000 periodicals, and two academic video databases. SmartSearch searches 50 of these databases and the library catalog (155,000 print & ebooks + c.5,000 video links) simultaneously. The library collection is regularly evaluated for currency and relevance to subject area. New acquisitions arrive weekly. In FY2015, we added 5,417 new permanent items and withdrew just over 5,000 outdated or damaged books and media items.
Place materials behind the Circulation Desk that students can borrow for limited periods of time in the library, ensuring the books or articles on reserve will be available to everyone. Not only can you select books from the current collection for reserve use, but we also encourage you to donate copies of your course textbooks. This is a very popular service with the students and it is a great way, in addition to scheduling a library session, to get them into the library.
SmartSearch:Educational Resources is a tool in Blackboard for "enables you to bring the world of quality databases, ebooks, and other digital resources from the library’s discovery system easily and directly into the online learning environment." - Ebsco, product vendor
The library can help you in utilizing our collection of journal subscriptions, ebooks, streaming videos. SmartSearch: Educational Resources streamlines the linking process in Blackboard.
For more information about the library acquiring online resources for use in your course, contact Elizabeth Irtenkauf