This lab will introduce you to the Library website and using the Library catalog. You'll also learn how to get a library card and a LinkedIn Learning account, and use the Horticulture research guide. You will do a brief lab activity that will be submitted to your instructor via BlackBoard.
This exercise has five sections and should take no more than one hour to complete.
To check out a book, DVD, or other physical item from the library, you will need a library card. To get a library card, you can:
Go to: https://library.cod.edu/cards for more information about all these options.
To activate the library's online resources, you do NOT need a library card.
Instead you will use your MyAccess username and password (same as for email, blackboard, etc.) when prompted for a login.
With this login, you can read ebooks, access online articles, videos, and images, and more.
LinkedIn Learning (LIL) is a vast online library of 15,000 high-quality instructional videos. These videos cover a variety of topics such as software training, business and creative skills, and study skills. This is different than the LinkedIn account you may already have for networking!
You will need a LinkedIn Learning account to use in future Horticulture classes at COD, so it's best to sign up now!
Learn more about LIL and how to sign up for your account here: to https://library.cod.edu/lil/home
Librarians at the COD library (like me, hi!) create and maintain research guides to support different departments in the college. Horticulture has its own guide.
View the video below to find out how to get to the Horticulture research guide and the types of resources you might find there.
Here's a quick video on how to find your book in the catalog:
You can get to the library catalog from the search bar on the library homepage.