Holt Library Services
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Contact an SCC Librarian:
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM M-Th and 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Fri
828-339-4288 or 800-447-4091, ext. 4288
Or, Chat with a NC Librarian (Available after hours and weekends)
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Holt Library Catalog Search
Search the library catalog to find books, videos, and more at Holt Library.
For more advanced search options, go directly to the library catalog.
Using MLA format
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab is using the 7th edition of MLA's guidelines and will update their site in June 2016. In the meantime, see the link titled "MLA 8th edition: what's new and different" for a very simple explanation of the updates, which are found in the 8th edition in print.
This guide will show you how to find books and peer-reviewed articles for your research papers.
If you need further help or have questions about other databases and resources, don't hesitate to contact me. My contact information is under my profile photo.
How to Create Library Account
LIBRARY & I.D. CARDS
The SCC photo ID card is also the SCC Library card. Students and College employees may bring their photo ID card to the Library to register the barcode number as a library account number. This is required as a one-time process. Library staff will scan the barcode on the card to begin a library transaction, so it is necessary to bring the card into the library. Users who need to register from a distant location may contact staff via firstname.lastname@example.org. More information for distance learners is posted on the MySCC/Library page.
How to Search for Books
Sign in to MySCC and click Library tab.
Choose the "SCC Holt Library Catalog" link.
You may search for an item several ways, such as title, author, or subject. The library box default is Southwestern.
Click on the item and it will give you a call number (Dewey Decimal) and a location.
If you do not find what you need at Holt Library, simply go back to your search screen and the box that says "Southwestern." This time, scroll to the top of the list and click "ALL" so that it will search all of the libraries in our community college system. If you find an item you would like, call us to place an order. Our number is 828-339-4288.
If you still don't find what you need, please contact me and I will place an inter-library loan order for you. That means that I can search libraries outside of our system. You have access to many libraries through SCC. My contact information is under my profile picture to the left.
How to Find Peer-Reviewed Articles
Sign in to MySCC and click Library tab. Under Research Tools, click NC LIVE or use the link below.
There are many ways to search, but I find that searching "By Subject" is easiest. If you know the specific database you would like to use, then you may find them by clicking "Browse Databases."
Need Help with Writing?
The Dewey Decimal Rap
Most libraries use either the Dewey Decimal system or the Library of Congress classification system. Holt Library uses Dewey Decimal. This is the number that is on the spine of each book. Here's a fun video to help familiarize you with the Dewey Decimal system. Please ask if you need help finding anything in the library. Enjoy!