Welcome

​​​​​​​​​​The Library is pleased to present its staff, services and collection through this webpage. Many exciting changes are occurring on campus and in the Library, including upgraded Computer workstations; new databases available through the Portal; full-text journal databases; an improved instructional program with an information literacy focus; and the expanded LOGIN Consortia, which increases the Library's holdings database to 1 million items and allows access to many local libraries in Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties. Additional innovations will be implemented as staff members continue to integrate evolving technologies into the Library's services.

Traditional offerings will continue to be supported, with a total collection of more than 34,000 books, 3,500 audio holdings and 53 online databases. The Library also features 53 journal subscriptions. Most importantly, a friendly and helpful staff assists students in their quest for basic information and higher-level research.

Whether Rowan College students, faculty and staff are on campus or off, most of the Library's information services are available via the Web.

 

Library Services

Libraries of Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland Information Network — LOGIN

This online catalog allows users to search our Library's collection and that of other member libraries in Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland Counties. RCGC library users are able to check-out materials in any of the member libraries by visiting the libraries directly or requesting the materials online and having them delivered to our campus library. This is a free service.

 

Online Full-Text Periodicals — 

The​ EBSCO line of online databases includes scholarly journals spanning a wide variety of topics that support our curriculum. Academic Search Premier is provided to the College by the New Jersey State Library, while other databases are purchased by the RCGC Library -- i.e. ProQuest Central, a collection of databases, which indexes authoritative and scholarly content from 90,000 sources. The EBSCO line of online databases includes scholarly journals spanning diverse subject areas and include Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, and PsycARTICLES, while ProQuest Central's collection of databases covers Business, History, Science and Technology, and the Social Sciences. These databases are available through the Portal to all Rowan College students, faculty and staff, whether on campus, at home or work, or in other remote locations.

 

LibGuides — Subject Guides

LibGuides is an online content managment system that contains recommended resources on various topics. RCGC librarians have created a number of online Guides on various subjects for specific courses and research assignments. The Guides include relevant websites, journal articles, reference books, workshops, tutorials, and citation assistance. Available guides may be viewed on the Online Library Resources page or by browsing t​he guides. Our Librarians can create a custom LibGuide for faculty for their specific Programs, research assignments, or other related assignments.​

 

Specialized Databases

Although Westlaw is only available for paralegal students, Art Full Text, CINAHL, CQ Researcher, RefUSA and and the Small Business Center are accessible to all Rowan College users, as well as GALE's Literary Resource Center, LION (Literature Online) and Literary Reference Center, which offer access to literary resources. Other specialized databases offer content to support our many courses and programs. Check our listings​.

 

eBooks & Audiobooks

Students may download eBooks and audiobooks to their computers and many compatible tablets and smartphones at no charge. V​isit the South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Download Center to begin downloading titles. The Rowan College Library Card barcode numbers (on the back of the library card) are needed ​to download titles.

 

Future Acquisitions

Additional databases will be available in the near future. We are now implementing a new product that will simultaneously search most of our online databases, book and media holdings. We will also be offering a new app called BookMyne, (replaces "Library Anywhere") that will search all of our LOGIN holdings through a smartphone or other mobile device (Android, iPhone, iPod Touch). It will also provide information on one's account (due dates, fines, etc.) and is a free download from the Apple iTunes Store. 

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to ask for assistance in using any of our services.

Jane L. Crocker, Library Director, Sept. 2014​

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