This tour will highlight the
main areas of the Rio Hondo College Library Web site. Rio Hondo librarians
spent many hours designing and providing content for this Web site -- and it
is constantly changing. (We like to visit other libraries' Web sites to get
ideas and to make sure that Rio Hondo
stays ahead of the pack!)
What that means to you, the student, is that every
heading and link has been given thought as to its purpose and function. We
wanted the Web site to become a launching point for your research needs,
both on and off-campus. Go on! Bookmark us now --
or better yet -- make the Rio Library your homepage!
The tour will start with the
Wherever you are in a Rio Hondo College Web page, the
menu back to the main site is available. Just click in the box for a
The links on the left show the main headings and
sections of the Library Web site. Again, wherever you are in the
Library Web site, these options will be available to you.
Library Home takes you to the main or index page.
RHC Catalog will take
you to our own Sirsi Unicorn catalog (it loads rather slowly)
Libraries' Catalogs links to the online catalogs of
other institutions and libraries in our geographical area.
Databases links to our periodical databases for on and
off-campus access. [Quick links directly to the databases are available on
the home page. These links are handy if you are on campus. For off-campus
access, click on the "Online Databases" link in the left-hand navigation
and Tutorials is a very important section! In it we include
links to Subject Guides on various topics developed by RHC librarians; pages
on how to correctly cite electronic resources; lists of popular research
topics, and more.
Tools sends you straight to the best
subject directories and search engines. There are useful charts that compare
the features of the various top search engines and also compare and contrast
the merits of search engines vs. subject directories.
Reference is where you can “Ask A
Reference Librarian” a question and it will be seen and answered by a
real live librarian. We also direct you to useful online resources such as
dictionaries and other reference tools.
will tell you about the library Web site, our hours and contact numbers, a
FAQ, and – most importantly – our Internet Acceptable Use Policy.
News and Special Events
will change from time to time as we add new features or publicize events.
Let's proceed now to the
Online Databases page