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Learning Resource Center (LRC)
Monday to Thursdays
8:00am to 7:00pm
Librarian: Luis Perez, MLS
Databases are organized online collections of data. The Southern Technical College libraries subscribe to the Library Information Resource Network (LIRN). LIRN is a combination of 28 databases which consist of hundreds of thousands of published articles. You can find an ample amount of information to backup your claims for the writing and research that you do for your classroom assignments.
Library Information Resource Network (LIRN) (Password: 33421)
Research Paper Guides
The links to the guides below can be used when you need help writing your research papers and in using the APA format. Your campus LRC also has several other handouts available that you can pick up anytime.
APA Template (Download)*
*Note that it is up to the discretion of your classroom instructor to insist on additional information to include on the title page.
Library World Online Catalog
The LRC’s online Library World catalog is a database comprised of your campus collection resources. These resources come in different formats: print books, audiobooks, DVDs, professional periodicals, software, magazines, flash cards and other types of media. Resources can be taken off campus ONLY when checked-out by an actively enrolled student. To open and search our catalog, type in Southern Technical College Main as the Library Name and leave the password block empty.
The online catalog includes resources located at all STC campus locations. Therefore, when browsing the catalog, remember to view at which campus the resource is located. If you are interested in borrowing a resource from the Orlando campus library, fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request form or contact your campus librarian.
Self-Service Check-Out Procedures
Borrowing a resource from the LRC is an easy process. The only requirement is that you must be an actively enrolled student. Use the online check-out form link attached here: Resource Checkout (Auburndale campus only)
OR by signing out the resource in the check-out log located on the Librarians desk (as pictured below).
Using the ⇒
“Print Check-out Log” when the librarian is OUT!
Simply fill in the date, print your name, mark the degree program that you are working towards, your signature goes in the next block, then write down the title of the resource, and lastly in the next block; write down the inventory number [8 digits] of the resource. The inventory number is located on the outside area of the resource under the STC barcode label and on the opening page behind the front cover. The barcodes look like this:
For journals, magazines or other periodicals, write down the publication date instead of an inventory number. The publication date for periodicals is normally located somewhere on the front cover of the publication.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and your collective cooperation will make our campus a successful & vibrant sanctuary of learning and growth for you and your classmates. If you need assistance and the Librarian is unavailable, please ask the front desk receptionist, a teaching assistant or an instructor for assistance. Do not leave the library with a resource without signing the resource out in the check-out log which is located on the Librarian’s desk.
Interlibrary Loan Requests
You can request to borrow a resource from the Orlando campus by clicking open the link below and submitting the online form. When you click submit, it will automatically email it your campus Librarian.
Resource Request and Recommendation
You can request STC to purchase a specific resource by clicking on the link below. Fill out the form and when you click send, it will automatically email it to your campus Librarian. You can also print the form and give it to your campus Librarian.
Materials Request Form