The Angeles College Library and Learning Resource Center strives to provide a place for the college community to learn and share knowledge together. The library strives to provide information literacy skills which are essential to healthcare professionals in their development of lifelong learning. An information-literate person has the ability to be a knowledgeable, active participant in the workforce and the community.
Library INFO (LA & CI)
The Los Angeles and City of Industry campuses have their own on-site library holdings for local patrons to access books and periodicals related to the programs offered at each campus location. The library is a centrally located resource for all students and faculty and is accessible during classroom hours. Located adjacent to the classrooms and inside the computer lab, the Los Angeles campus library features a collection of books and periodicals to conduct research and classroom reading assignments.
Each Computer Lab serves as a student group-study area as well as a workspace for library research instruction conducted by the Angeles College Librarian. The Computer Lab currently features Dell Desktop stations installed with Windows OS and MS Office and current browsers for online access. All stations feature Comprehensive Review software for Medical Assistants, Nurse Assistants, Vocational Nursing students, RN-to-BSN, and Prelicensure Nursing students.
*Library hours for both Los Angeles and the City of Industry are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and as needed based on the program schedule. Contact Librarian (213) 487-2211 (LA Campus) or (626) 965-5566 (CI Campus) or email Library@angelescollege.edu with your questions and comments.
Library Databases (Main)
AC offers Students & Faculty the LIRN library for both LA and CI campuses (Residential and Online eLearning), allowing each student to have access to thousands of online books, articles, and periodical publications, journals, and newspapers. The online library is available 24/7 though internet access, allowing students and faculty access according to their schedule.
You will need your LIRN ACCESS CODE (New Students, please retrieve your online access code from the front desk).
Current faculty and students with credentials may log into the online library directly:
In the LIRN Library environment, students and faculty have access to database vendors such as ProQuest, GALE, and PubMed. The ERIC database is accessible directly from the link or browses to the bottom of the page.
Each vendor has numerous databases that can be searched by Subject, like Health & Medicine, or search individual databases like the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) for reference information.
Angeles College researchers can search for Reference materials such as Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Almanacs as well as for Articles from Journals, Newspapers and Magazines across multidisciplinary subjects.
ANGELES COLLEGE STUDENTS:
Browse the Database training videos below to briefly introduce yourself to some of LIRN’s popular databases: They include video introductions to the databases available to Angeles College (Be sure to check out the ProQuest’s You Tube Channel for how to use the ProQuest Platform/Interface.
The Angeles College Library STRONGLY RECOMMENDS Students and Faculty Print out the suggested Database Handouts/User Guides and compile a LIBRARY REFERENCE Manual/Folder for Quick Reference and Review of Database Search Techniques and Strategies.
Basic Search in ProQuest (Link to ProQuest LibGuide Basic Search Page – ABI/INFORM Example):
Advanced Search in ProQuest (ABI/INFORM Example): (Link to ProQuest LibGuide Advanced Search Page)
ProQuest ABI/INFORM COMPLETE – BUSINESS Research: “ABI/INFORM FAQ (Pdf-Handout)”
ABI/INFORM FAQs: Find Business Journal Content
ABI/INFORM FAQs: Find a SWOT Analysis
ABI/INFORM FAQs: Data & Reports Search
ABI/INFORM FAQs: Annual Reports Search
Search PubMed with Keywords: “PUBMED Basics (Pdf-Handout)”
Search PubMed by Medical Subject Heading – MeSH: “PubMed MeSH (Pdf-Handout)”
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Encyclopedias, Almanacs, reference sources on multidisciplinary research. “GVRL – Search Tips (Pdf-Handout)”
GVRL – BROWSING
GVRL – SEARCHING
Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context features continuously updated viewpoint articles covering hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. “Opposing Viewpoints – Search Tips (Pdf-Handout)”
Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. “AcademicOneFile Tip-Sheet (Pdf-Handout)”
Library Books (LA & CI)
The Angeles College Library physical collection is unique per campus location. Each location has library holdings catered to the programs available at each respective location.
Borrowing Policy: All books are for Angeles College patrons use (students & faculty). The library maintains an honor system for the collection (Checkout & Return) due to the size of the library community, and students are expected to utilize the library with proper behavior and common courtesy to other students. Each campus library policies are distributed during workshop orientations for students to recognize and follow. Library materials are to be shared and respected as learning material. Abuse of library resources by students or faculty may require administrative remedies.
Apart form the Angeles College library, students within Los Angeles county can access the LA County Library system for material outside Angeles College library.
- County of Los Angeles Public Library
- Los Angeles Public Library
- OCLC – Worldcat (Search for Books in Libraries across USA & World)
- Libweb (Library Search)
Angeles College has access to the online book collection. Books24x7
Skillsoft’s Books24x7® provides leading on demand business, technical and engineering content containing thousands of digitized “best in class” books, book summaries, research reports and best practices. The Books24x7 On Demand Platform enables users to search, browse, read and collaborate with other users of these vast professional libraries.
Follow the link to watch a quick tour of Books24x7. You will need your library credentials to access the tour and retrieve ebooks from Books24x7.
LIBRARY Catalog (TEST via Library Thing) – AC Physical Holdings Directory
If you are unable to see the embedded page, please link to AC Library Catalog @ LibraryThing.com
The embedded LibraryThing.com page catalogs the Angeles College physical holdings for which students can access at the campus library book shelves.
Library Digital Resources(LA & CI)
The Angeles College Library strives to provide students research assistant handouts and outside resources to facilitate the learning process. This section is updated often for students and faculty to develop informational literacy and library resource knowledge.
Bibliographic/Citation/Works Cited Handouts:
For MLA required college students, when you prepare your research papers, the style recommended for research paper’s work cited page is the Modern Language Association (MLA). The MLA style is concerned with the mechanics of writing, such as punctuation, quotation, and documenting the sources you used.
- Research Paper example in MLA Style.
- Quick Guide: MLA Style Examples.
- MLA Style explained.
- In addition: The Purdue Univiersity OWL offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and Works Cited pages. MLA Formatting and Style Guide Students are encouraged to review this citation review which includes MLA, APA and chicago styles (as requested by tiyr instructor for research papers). You can also watch the Purdue OWL MLA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel
For APA required college students, when you prepare your research papers, the style recommended for research paper’s work cited page is the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA style is concerned with the mechanics of writing, such as punctuation, quotation, and documenting the sources you used.