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Welcome to the Coastline Virtual Library


Library Information

Mission: It is the mission of the Coastline Community College Virtual Library to directly contribute to academic achievement, student success, and lifelong learning; to provide a variety of learning-centered resources and innovative services that meet the needs of its diverse community; to support the achievement of student learning outcomes at the course, program, and institutional levels; and to enhance teaching excellence.

Hours: Always OPEN! We are Virtual. The Librarian can be reached Monday-Friday.

Services for Students

Services for Faculty


 

Contact Information

Librarian: Cheryl Stewart
Hours: Monday - Friday
Email: cstewart@coastline.edu
Phone: 714-241-6117

Office Location:
Coastline Community College Center
11460 Warner Avenue
Fountatin Valley, CA 92708-2529

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I find anything useful when I search the Internet?
Information and Internet specialists try to design systems that will be easy to use and ultimately useful to Internet searchers. They have used old models for new media and as a result, there are many problems for searchers. It is important to remember that search engines search lists of words which have been indexed; if you are having trouble getting results, use synonyms, spelling variations, and more general terms. Sometimes the case (capital/lowercase letters) is important; sometimes it's not. Search tips, hints, and guidance are available in abundance on the Internet. Sometimes walking away from the search for a time, getting some fresh air, changing your perspective will help, too, when you get back to your search.
I am in a distance learning class and I need library help. What should I do?
Coastline Library provides several avenues for students needing assistance. If you need assistance with Internet use, visit "Evaluating Websites" in "Instructional Videos & Tutorials", which has useful insight and guides in determining what is viable and what is not on the internet. CalWest Libraries gives you access to the library catalogs at libraries within the CalWest Consortium (a help option is available on the CalWest Libraries home page. The Ask a Librarian option lets you pose a specific question or request assistance developing a research strategy. The librarian will respond to your request within 24 hours; please do not wait until the last minute to ask for help.
How can I get copies of magazine articles for a report I'm writing?
Coastline's subscriptions to EBSCOhost Web and ProQuest provide access to thousands of publications. While most articles are available in full-text, you may sometimes find that the article you want is not available electronically. In that case, you will have to take information about the article (author, title, publication name, date of publication, etc.) to a college or university library to make a copy of the article from the print version.
My local public library does not have the books and periodicals I need for my course work. What should I do?
As a student at Coastline, you may obtain a library card at any of the CalWest Libraries (Golden West, Cypress, Orange Coast, and Fullerton community colleges). For a fee, you may obtain a short term library card at the University of California - Irvine library. If you live outside of southern California, check with local academic institutions (community colleges and universities); for a small fee, many will extend library privileges to the public. Remember, too, that most public libraries offer inter-library loan services. There is usually a fee for these services (from $.50 to $20.00) and there is a delay in delivery of the item (a few days to several weeks), but when you really need a resource, this may be the only way to get it.
Is your question not here? Ask a Librarian.
You may also ask your question by contacting Librarian Cheryl Stewart Monday through Friday at (714)241-6117.

Books and Online Catalogs

Textbook Reserve

RSS Feed Textbook Reserve (located in the Garden Grove Center)


eBooks

eBook Collection  Coastline currently owns the content of over 50,000 ebooks. 

  • Access to the content is provided by EBSCOhost. 
  • From the EBSCOhost search screen, click on Choose Databases (above the keyword boxes).
  • Deselect Academic Search Elite and select eBook Collection.
  • Click OK
  • Enter appropriate keywords and database fields in order to find ebooks.
  • All results will be ebooks.

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books

Google Books is a search engine that allows you to browse for books online for electronic viewing, purchase, or to find in a nearby library.



Other Libraries

Cal-West Consortium Libraries

Local Public Libraries

University Libraries

State and Virtual Libraries

Instructional Videos & Tutorials

Academic Research


Using Subscription Databases

Access Science


CountryWatch


Credo Reference


eBooks in EBSCOhost


EBSCOhost


Encyclopedia Britannica


ProQuest


 SIRS Knowledge Source


Turnitin.com

Ask a Librarian

Please contact Cheryl Stewart at cstewart@coastline.edu with any questions you may have.

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