Library Resources: Fiction Essay

This post provides information about accessing the IVCC electronic research databases specific to the Fiction Essay assignment in my ENG 1002 course. Students are only allowed to use this type of secondary source for the Fiction Essay assignment. Additionally, you’ll find information for adding the appropriate prefix to an article link so you’re able to access it again while off campus.

Library Access: log-in directions

STEP 1: once at the library website and depending on your needs, click on the library database link or the library NoodleTools link. Here is the IVCC Library YouTube tutorial for additional information. 

STEP 2: when you are redirected to the “log in” screen, type in 24611 + your (purple) student number + 01 and enter your last name in the required fields. Contact me for this information if you’re uncertain of your student ID number. 

STEP 3: hit enter.

NOTE: if you run into roadblocks at any point in the process, be sure you allow pop-ups from IVCC’s library website and have given the database page any necessary permissions via your anti-virus program. If that doesn’t help, switch web browsers; for example, use Chrome instead of Firefox or Internet Explorer instead. 

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Using IVCC’s Library Databases

This description is geared toward my online ENG 1001 students but can be used by ENG 0900, ENG 1002, and Literature courses, when relevant.

Logging into the Library Databases from Home

  1. Navigate to the IVCC homepage.
  2. Below the “IVCC Students” column, click on “Library”.
  3. Click the icon that says Academic Search Complete.

  4. It’ll redirect you to a log in screen, you’ll enter 24611 + your student number + 01, and then enter your last name. Note: your Blackboard password is your students number.
  5. You will then have access to research.
  6. Log in again if your computer remains idle for a long period of time or you navigate away from the library page.
  7. NOTE: if it’s still not working, try a different web browser (Chrome instead of Firefox or Firefox instead of Internet Explorer) and make sure your computer is allowing “pop-ups” from the IVCC website. And sometimes your High School firewall is the problem, see if it works at home and notify me if this seems to be the problem. 

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