Library Services for Distance Education/Dual Enrollment/Off-Campus Sites
NACC distance education/dual enrollment students are granted the same library privileges as other NACC students.
Information about NACC Library resources and services are available on this website and on all NACC students' Canvas accounts.
Services for distance education/dual enrollment/off-site students and faculty include the following:
- Access to databases, which include online journals, magazines, and other publications
- Access to over 47,000 eBooks
- Access to subject-specific and program-specific research guides (LibGuides), created by NACC librarians
- Access to resources from other libraries via interlibrary loan, which may be delivered electronically or U.S. mail for students who reside more than 60 miles from campus. Return postage is the responsibility of the student.
- Reference service via the Ask-a-Librarian service-students may text, phone, email, or chat with a librarian
- Access to online tutorials, which demonstrated how to search the library's databases, discovery service, renew items, and much more
- Library orientation and performance-based assessment through Canvas for ENG 101 and SPH 107 courses, with the option of attending one of the "live" sessions if the student prefers
Library Orientation Canvas Course - Online ENG 101 (Written Composition I) or SPH 107 (Fundamentals of Public Speaking Students)
- Because Information Literacy is a general education outcome in the A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degrees, NACC students attend library orientation in either ENG 101 or SPH 107 and complete a performance-based assessment.
- Online ENG 101 and SPH 107 students have a Canvas library orientation course that is specific to their instructor (For example, "Library Orientation - Reed" or "Library Orientation - Gambrell")
- Follow the instructions posted within the course.
- Please note, the scavenger hunt (assessment) will be available only on the days specified by your instructor.
For instructions with screenshots, see the Instructions for Library Orientation-Canvas.
Library Resources-All Students Canvas Course
- All NACC students have a Canvas course entitled "Library Resources-All Students." This course shell contains information concerning the library's resources and services. There are tutorials concerning the use of the library's catalog, which is used to locate books, eBooks, and audiovisual materials. In addition, there are tutorials concerning the use of databases, which are used to locate magazine articles, newspaper articles, journal articles, and more.
- The NACC Library's collection contains over 60,000 books, over 47,000 eBooks, and approximately 100 print periodical subscriptions.
- Online resources include 49 databases on the Alabama Virtual Library, EBSCO's Associates Programs Source Plus, and EBSCO's Nursing Reference Center Plus. Since the AVL uses geolocation to authenticate, students living within Alabama should not need to enter a user name or password to authenticate. The username and password for the EBSCO Discovery Service is posted within the library's Canvas course.
For library assistance, distance learners should contact Lori White at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 2329. For general Canvas assistance, distance learners should contact Judith Lea at email@example.com or at ext. 2309.