Check Out the Library Website!
The McCarthy Library has a wide selection of resources available to students, faculty and staff. The library website located at http://www.napavalley.edu/library is a good place to begin your search.
Introducing SNAP online catalog and the Online Databases
One of the best ways to start researching is to use the "Find Books & Other Media" hyperlink to access the SNAP online catalog. SNAP stands for "Solano, Napa and Partners." Napa Valley College is part of a consortium comprised of local public libraries and Solano College library. This allows users the widest selection of books and other media available. If a book is located at another library, we are able to obtain it for you in a short time and have it delivered to your nearest local library, including NVC. The "Find Articles and Databases" link connects you to our subscription databases. Again, we share access to these databases with our partner libraries. The databases are available 24/7 from any computer with Internet access. From off-campus you'll need to have your library card number. You can apply for an e-card to access online databases if you do not already have a library card from SNAP by clicking the link in the middle of the library homepage.
Library Guides Help You To Find "The Good Stuff"
We are creating library guides to help you to easily locate books, periodicals, online databases, websites and organizations related to specific disciplines. From the library home click on the "Library Resources by Subject" hyperlink. Completed guides appear in light blue as show below:
Great Websites for Research
How do you find trustworthy information online? We've got the answer for you! Check out the Web Resources link on the library home page. NVC Librarians have selected these sites for you. Completed web resources appear in light blue:
Be Sure to Stop By the Reference Desk
If you would like individualized help in locating information for your assignments, we're here to help!
NVC Librarians Stephanie Grohs and Nancy McEnery specialize in helping students, faculty and staff develop strategies for finding and using the most authoritative information available.