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To help you find all the necessary material and information from home!

Subject Guides

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The Library Subject Guides listed below include helpful information and links to databases and other web resources for each program taught at Holland College as well as other Study Guides

Course Guides

Research and Study Aid Guides

Video Tutorials

Please note that these videos are discussing APA 6th edition, not the updated APA 7th edition.

Online Resources for Holland College Instructors

When searching for Holland College library resources from home you may first see a login page requiring you to enter your Holland College network username and password.
 
You can read eBooks online if you wish or you can download them. Here is a link to the Ebsco online guide:
 
For Mac and Windows desktops or laptops, you will need to download the free Adobe Digital Editions software. It is best to install this software first before downloading  eBooks. Then you open up the eBooks in this software and there is an option NOT to require a free Adobe Digital Editions account. For Apple smartphones and tablets, you will need to install the free Bluefire Reader App to open eBooks after you download them. It is better to install the Adobe Digital Editions App on Androids. In both cases, you will need to create a free Adobe Digital Editions account. 
 
As the video explains, you will need a free Ebsco account to download eBooks. You also have an option to sign in through Google.

When you want to insert a link to an eBook in SAM, link the citation information to the embed code from the full title record in Ebsco as a link:

Here is an example:

Lefas, P. (2014). Architecture: A Historical Perspective. Jovis Berlin.

If you click on this eBook and view the full title record, you will see the Permalink button on the bottom of the right-side tools sidebar.

On this same sidebar you will find the Cite button, 
 
 

There is a widget available in SAM to easily add Films on Demand videos. When adding content in SAM select New -> Create a  File -> Insert Stuff -> Films on Demand then search for and embed the video. 

To embed National Film Board of Canada Videos into SAM select New -> Video or Audio and then insert the embed code from the video on the NFB site. There is a </> symbol below the video which will give you the code.

Here is a link to the National Film Board of Canada website: 

https://rpa.hollandcollege.com:2048/login?url=https://www.nfb.ca/

Remember also that Holland College Library Services subscribes to NFB's CAMPUS Education which allows you access to teaching guides, lesson plans and other teacher resources. You need to create a free CAMPUS account first. 

Here is link to the CAMPUS User Guide:

https://help.nfb.ca/knowledge-base/campus-user-guide/

And here is the link to create a CAMPUS account:

https://www.nfb.ca/transaction/institutional-subscription/token/7918563182148937/

Here is a PDF document with complete instructions:

Online Tools for Holland College Students

We want students to succeed despite the changes that are happening at HC, please use these resources, ask for extra help, and stay safe!

Helpful Student Videos