The Barber Library is located in Bend, and the Vet Tech program is based out of the Redmond campus — but that doesn't mean you don't have access to library resources without having to make the trip to Bend! Check out the tips below for researching topics, accessing information, and requesting items be sent to you or your campus.
The Find background information section contains tools that help you search for context or basic information before you get started with more in-depth research. Online encyclopedias can be very useful if you need to define or focus your topic, find out the words and phrases commonly used for your topic (very important when you start keyword searching!), or just get some background so you feel better prepared for the next steps of research.
The Find books section has two helpful resources already listed as well as the tool you can use to search for more in-depth information. Many of our vet-tech books are e-books that you can access these anywhere — the COCC Redmond Campus, from home, or anywhere else using your tablet or laptop. For print items, you can request books be sent to the Redmond campus. Watch the video below for instructions on how to request items be delivered to your campus.
The Find articles section recommends tools where you can search for academic, scholarly articles. When you search in these databases, no matter where you are, the full-text can be e-mailed, downloaded, or printed. Other articles that have an abstract but don't link to the full-text can be freely requested from other libraries using Interlibrary Loan. Watch the video below for instructions on how to request items through ILL.
If at any stage of this process you have questions, reach out and contact a librarian! There are multiple ways to contact us including 24/7 chat, email, booking an appointment with a librarian to come to your campus, or calling! All of these options are available by going to Help on the library homepage.
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