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06/10/2024
profile-icon Angela Davis

The Films on Demand database includes some titles produced by UNC TV. 

To find them . . .

  1. Go to the Films on Demand database via PCC Library's databases page. Log in with your myPittCC credentials. 
  2. From the Films on Demand homepage, click Advanced Search.
  3. Under Select Type of Content, use the drop down menu to select Custom Videos.
  4. In the Choose Filters section, use the Producers drop down menu to select UNC TV.
  5. Click the Search button.

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05/16/2024
profile-icon Angela Davis

Flashcards, Tutorials, Test Prep, Practice Tests, Licensure Exams

PCC instructors can now provide easier online access to high school, continuing education, or other types of students in their areas needing to study and prepare for things like the GED, TEAS, HiSET, ACCUPLACER, EMT, CDL, ASVAB, CLEP, ACT, SAT, NCLEX-RN . . . and so many more.

The Library can provide you with a custom link (or set of links) that you can pass along to your students, leading them to the exact tutorial, practice test, etc. that you want them to complete with fewer steps.

For example . . .

Students in a Pharmacy Technician class through Con Ed, can be sent a custom link (or set of links) from their instructor that allows them to directly access very specific modules. The student clicks the link and is taken directly to the login page for a specific practice test, tutorial, learning center, etc.

How is this better?

The custom links remove the extra steps of having to click the database link, login through the proxy via myPittCC (or with a generic proxy username/password), then spend time searching the database and sifting through the various results to find the exact test or tutorial that they need. 

Why create an account?

Personal accounts make it so you can save your progress and return to finish later. The first step is to click "Sign In or Register to Begin." To create an account, enter a valid e-mail address and create a password. A student ID and course number are NOT required and the e-mail does not have to be one from PCC. Next time, just sign in and pick up where you left off.

Try it! ExCPT Test Login Page

Here are just a few examples of custom links that do not require you to login via the usual Library Online Database Access page, so that you can see how it works. 

There are literally thousands of individual tests, tutorials, study materials, and learning centers for which we can provide custom links. To see what's available, click the PrepSTEP link below, and when prompted, login to myPittCC. Create your own personal account to take tests, access tutorials, etc. 

  • Login Required for Off-Campus Access
  • NC LIVE Resource

Provides access to both LearningExpress and PrepSTEP. Includes practice for the TEAS test, ACT, SAT, NCLEX-RN, licensing exams, developmental math and reading skills, basic computer skills, workplace skills, and more.

What's next?

We can create the links for you, or we can show you how to do it on your own. Contact Angela Davis (asdavis688@my.pittcc.edu) to get started. 

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04/11/2024
profile-icon Angela Davis

Here's quick run-down of what's new in the Library for April 2024. For all the details, visit our What's New page.

What's New Page Thumbnail ImageChildren's Books Online

The Comics Plus database now includes a huge collection of children's picture books. Topics include weather, using American Sign Language, diverse families, healthy lifestyles, manners, fiction, colors, cultural holidays, shapes, history, science, and much more.
NOTE: This database includes resources for all age levels, from Pre-K through adult.

New Print Books

Many new books have come in through our leased book program through McNaughton. They are currently on display on the 1st floor across from the Circulation Desk. Come check these out before they disappear. From romance to biography, there's a little bit of everything included in this latest haul.

Flipster Digital Magazines

You can literally flip through the pages (online) of the latest issues of National Geographic, Entrepreneur, Popular Mechanics, and Consumer Reports

Artificial Intelligence: AI

AI ChatGPT, OpenAI, GPT-4...and the list goes on. What's all of this stuff anyway, and how can you learn more about it? That's easy! Visit our new Artificial Intelligence research guide and you'll find more than you ever wanted to know.

Dogwood Digital Library

This resource is shared among many NC Community College libraries across the state and new e-books and audiobooks are constantly being added. Learn more about Dogwood Digital and how you can access this growing collection of fiction (and even some nonfiction!) titles. Additionally, you'll find a growing number of comics, graphic novels, and manga as well. 

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12/11/2023
profile-icon Angela Davis

Library Catalog: Evergreen

We have changed over to an entirely new library system called Evergreen.
What does this mean for you?

  • An updated look and more robust search features when searching for items located at PCC Library.

You may not even notice a difference, but just in case you do, the images below provide some guidance. You will find Library Catalog search boxes in all of the usual places and they function very similarly to what you are already used to. Enter a keyword or phrase, then click the Search button. If you find something you are interested in viewing, click the title. 

Evergreen Search Results Page

The title page will show you more details about the book along with the call number, shelving location, and status. If the status is "available" then the book should be on the shelf. As always, a library staff member will be happy to help you locate items in the Library.

Evergreen Item Record

Learn how to . . .

  • Place holds within the new catalog
  • Renew your checked-out items
  • To log in to the Library Catalog, you will need your PCC ID number and the last four digits of the phone number you used when setting up your library account. If you don't know this, or need to update your information, contact the Circulation Desk at (252) 493-7350 or pittlrc@email.pittcc.edu. If you don't have a library account, you complete the form online to start the process. 

New Login System for Library Databases

What does this mean for you?

  • A newly designed login screen when attempting to access Library databases.
  • You will be prompted to login with your myPittCC credentials whether you are on campus or not. If you are already logged into the campus portal, you will not have to re-enter your credentials.

Online Access Page

  • A slight change in how you log in to databases from off campus. You will use your entire myPittCC e-mail address as your username and your same myPittCC password. 
  • If you experience any interruption in service, please Ask a Librarian for assistance.
  • Instructors! Please take a look at how to update database links in your online courses so that student access is not delayed. We can help you with this! Contact Angela Davis at asdavis688@my.pittcc.edu

 

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ComicsPlus powered by Library Pass

PCC students, faculty, and staff now have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet, or phone.

You can find the link to ComicsPlus on the Library's Databases page.Read all the comics!

Off-Campus Access

To access ComicsPlus and create an account from off campus:

  • Open ComicsPlus in a new tab or window, then enter your myPittCC username and password if prompted.
  • NOTE: If you get a message stating that you must be in the library to create an account, please contact the Reference Desk and we can help you. Phone: (252) 493-7360  E-mail: pittref@email.pittcc.edu
  • If it's your first time using ComicsPlus, click Sign Up Now to create your personal account. You will have to use your myPittCC email address.
  • The next time you come back to ComicsPlus, you will enter your email address and password, then click Log In. 

Download the Library Pass App

You can access and download ComicsPlus content via the Library Pass app, which is available on Google Play and at the App Store.

Learn more . . .

Teaching and Learning with Comics

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