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LIBRARY

Located in the Student Achievement Center on the Youngwood Campus

Library Instruction

  • Raeanna Paterson can come to any classes on any campus, for either an entire class period or just enough time to focus on a particular Library service or assignment. Email:patersonr@westmoreland.edu
  • If Raeanna is not available, please contact Belinda Sedlak. Email: sedlakb@westmoreland.edu
  • Library instruction can be provided online by adding the LIB101 modules to your course shells. If you prefer to have the LIB101 modules embedded into your course content, contact Raeanna and she will help you.
  • You can set up a meeting with Raeanna to receive one-on-one help with using and understanding the Library's resources. 

Readings & Assignments

  • If you have required or optional readings/viewings outside of the textbook, do not assume that the Library has the material. Please check with Library staff.
  • Please alert the Library staff to forthcoming research assignments or changes to regular assignments, such as argumentative paper topics, so that we are better prepared to assist students.
  • Your Library staff welcomes the opportunity to create LibGuides or other resources customized to your discipline or current course topic.

  • Access your D2L course page
  • Open a Module (or create a new Module)
  • Click Existing Activities
  • Select Library Resources
  • Perform a search for an eBook or article
  • Click +Add to place the resource in your D2L course
  • If the resource does not load, ensure that cookies are enabled on your browser.

Related Guides

Links in OneSearch results that are on the browser's address bar can be sent to someone and opened by them.

For other resources, simply cutting and pasting the link from the browser's address bar will NOT work. 

Check if the resource indicates a specific link to use. It may be called a persistent URL, a stable URL, a permalink, a document URL, "link to this page," or something similar.

The resource itself may not be permanent! Check for broken links at the start of each semester.

Reserves

Books or DVDs, whether they are part of the Library's collection or from your personal collection, can be placed on Reserve in the Library.

Interlibrary Loan

When studying for an advanced degree, our full-text resources may not meet all of your research needs. Interlibrary loan is available.

Publications

Predatory Publishing

Database

Social Media

Center for Teaching and Learning Collection

A professional reading collection of print books are available for you to borrow in the Center for Teaching and Learning. Either bring the book(s) to the Library HelpDesk to check them out or let Joan Kasa know that you are borrowing them.

Westmoreland County Community College Library - Student Achievement Center, 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA 15697
Phone: 724-925-4100 | library@westmoreland.edu | Library Hours | D2L | FAQs
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