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Please see your Librarian for the password.
Learning Resource Center (LRC)
Mondays and Wednesdays
8:30am to 6:30pm
9:00am to 1:00pm
Librarian: Lillian D. Soler-Lopez, MLS
Databases are organized online collections of data. The Southern Technical College libraries subscribe to the Library Information Resource Network (LIRN). LIRN is a collection of several databases which consist of hundreds of thousands of published articles. Use this information to support your statements for when you are researching and writing 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 and keep for reference.
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 are here to enhance what you are learning in the classroom or for what you want to use in your free time. These resources include print books, audiobooks, DVDs, professional periodicals, software, magazines, flash cards and other types of study materials. Resources can be taken off campus ONLY when checked-out by an actively enrolled student.
The online catalog includes resources not only housed in Orlando, but within other STC campus locations in the Central Florida region. Therefore, when browsing the catalog, remember to check at which campus the resource is located. If you are interested in borrowing a resource from the Auburndale campus library, fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request form or contact your campus librarian.
For access into the Library World catalog, click open the catalog link and type in Southern Technical College Main in the Library Name block. Leave the password block empty and click the Sign In tab.
“Library Name” is Southern Technical College Main / Leave Password block empty
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. You can check-out resources by using the online form attached here:
Resource Checkout (Orlando 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 not on campus
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 is normally located on the front cover or spine of the publication.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and it will make our campus a successful & vibrant place of learning & growth for everyone. 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 Auburndale 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 Recommendations
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 hand it, personally, to your campus Librarian.
Materials Request Form