Library Orientation

Welcome to Pearl River Community College Libraries'’ Orientation web page. Below you will find the links to orientations for various resources that are provided by the Libraries. Also remember that the links on the left will provide you with additional information about the Libraries.The Library encourages all patrons to use their RiverGuide account to access all databases under the Library tab. The RiverGuide Library tab provides all log-ins, user ids, passwords, etc.

Online Library Catalog
eBook Collection by EBSCOhost
Audiobook Collection by Recorded Books
eBook Collection by ebrary
Magnolia Project
Humanities International Complete provided by EBSCOhost
Associates Programs Source Plus provided by EBSCOhost
CINAHL Complete
Nursing Reference Center provided by EBSCOhost
ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Sources
World Book Online
Films on Demand
MELO

Online Library Catalog

To locate materials (books, magazines and journals, audiovisual materials, and computer programs) through the online library catalog:

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries located on the left of the screen.
  • Click on the Library Catalog link located on the left of screen.
  • Type in your search.
  • Click on the drop down arrow located to the right of the search box to choose the appropriate search option.
  • Click on search button.
  • Example:

    Words or Phrases - Primary and secondary sources
    Author - Work by a specific author (ex. Steinbeck, John)
    Title - Specific title (ex. The Grapes of Wrath)
    Subject - Information about something (ex. Freedom of Speech)
    Series - Specific series (ex. Modern Critical Interpretations)
    Periodical Title - Specific journal or magazine (ex. Discover, Journal of Psychology, Time)
    Once you have clicked on the appropriate search option your search results page should appear. This screen will tell you how many items were found for your search.

  • Click on the title of the item to see the item's record. This screen will include bibliographic information for the item. At the bottom of the screen is the location information, Garvin H. Johnston Library, Forrest County Center Library, or Hancock Center Library, how many copies of the item each campus has and the location within the library.


    Students must have a valid PRCC ID in order to check out materials at any Pearl River Community College Library.

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    eBook Collection by EBSCOhost

    To locate electronic books that can be read online:

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries located on the left of the screen.
  • Click on Databases located on the left side of screen.
  • Scroll down and click on EBSCOhost eBook Collection.
  • Type in User Name and Password. (User name and Password located in RiverGuide under the Library tab)
  • The next screen is the search screen.
  • Type in search; title of book, author, a subject, etc.
  • Click the search button.
  • The next screen is a list of books the database retrieved according to the search.
  • Scroll through the list to find desired item/items.
  • Click on eBook Full Text or Download in order to read the book.
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    Audiobook Collection by Recorded Books
    To locate audiobooks:

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries located on the left of the screen.
  • Click on Databases located on the left side of screen.
  • Scroll down and click on Audiobook Collection provided by Recorded Books.
  • A Recorded Books account must be created in the library before students are able to access this database from home.

  • Type in user name and password.
  • The next screen is the search screen.
  • Type in search; title of book, author, a subject, etc.
  • The next screen gives you the item or will say no results found.
  • Click on the desired item.
  • Click on the Checkout Now button on the right of screen.
  • Open with or save the file.
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    eBook Collection provided by ebrary
    To locate electronic books that can be read online:

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries located on the left of the screen.
  • Click on Databases located on the left side of screen.
  • Scroll down and click on eBook Collection provided by ebrary.
  • Type in your PRCC ID number.
  • The next screen is the search screen.
  • Type in search: title, author, subject, etc.
  • The next screen will give a list of books the database retrieved according to the search.
  • Click on the ebrary Reader or the Download button to read the book.

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    The Magnolia Project
    The Magnolia Project, Mississippi'’s statewide consortium, is funded by the Mississippi Legislature. MAGNOLIA provides online databases for publicly funded K-12 schools, public libraries, community college libraries, and university libraries in Mississippi.

    MAGNOLIA is the gateway to multiple subject discipline databases that is searchable at once. These databases will locate journal, magazine, newspaper articles, etc.

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on Databases on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on MAGNOLIA provided by EBSCOhost.
  • Click on the Full A-Z List on the left side of the screen that best fits your subject. (ex. Academic Search Elite-this is the most useful to the majority of college students)
  • Type in the User ID: (User ID located in RiverGuide under the Library tab)
  • Again click on the database or databases from the list on the left side of the screen that best fits your subject. (ex. Academic Search Elite-this is the most useful to the majority of college students)
  • The next screen is the search screen, type in subject. To retrieve the full text articles, make sure that a check mark is in the Full Text box. If this box is not checked, the database will pull up abstracts of articles. To obtain professional, scholarly (peer reviewed) journals, make sure a check mark is in the scholarly (peer reviewed) journals box. After typing in your search and placing check marks in boxes, click on search to retrieve hits.

    Note: Help on refining or broadening the search is available on each screen.

  • The next screen is a list of articles the database retrieved according to the search. Click on the HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text links to see the full article.

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    Humanities International Complete provided by EBSCOhost
    Humanities International Complete searches through the Humanities Index to locate articles.

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries located on the left of the screen.
  • Click on Databases located on the left side of screen.
  • Scroll down and click on Humanities International Complete.
  • Type in User ID and Password: (User ID and Password located in RiverGuide under the Library tab)
  • Next screen is the search screen.
  • Type in search.
  • Choose limiters as needed.
  • Click search.
  • Next screen is a list of articles the database retrieved according to the search.
  • Click on HTML Full Text of PDF Full Text link to view article.

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    Associates Programs Source Plus provided by EBSCOhost
    Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges. The database covers a wide-range of subject areas from cosmetology to fashion design, to biotechnology to health information technology, plus dozens more equally varied areas of study.

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries located on the left of the screen.
  • Click on Databases located on the left side of screen.
  • Scroll down and click on Associates Programs Source Plus
  • Type in User Name and Password: (User ID and Password located in RiverGuide under the Library tab)
  • Type in search.
  • Choose limiters as needed.
  • Click search.
  • Next screen is a list of articles the database retrieved according to the search.
  • Click on HTML Full Text of PDF Full Text link to view article.

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    CINAHL Complete

    CINAHL Complete searches through the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature to locate articles.

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on Databases on the left side of the screen.
  • Scroll down and click on the CINAHL Complete provided by EBSCOhost.
  • Type in User ID and Password (User ID and Password located in RiverGuide under the Library tab).
  • The next screen is the search screen.
  • Choose limiters as needed.
  • Click search.
  • The next screen is a list of articles the database retrieved according to the search.
  • Click on HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text link to view the article.

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    Nursing Reference Center provided by EBSCOhost
    Over 3,000 Quick Lessons & Evidence-Based Care Sheets; over 2,200 nursing skills & skill competency checklists; over 1,300 continuing education modules; 750+ legal cases; 350+research instruments

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on Databases on the left side of the screen.
  • Scroll down and click on Nursing Reference Center.
  • Type in Login and Password: (Login and Password located in RiverGuide under the Library tab).
  • Type in search.
  • Choose limiters as needed.
  • Click search.
  • Next screen is a list of articles the database retrieved according to the search.
  • Click on HTML Full Text of PDF Full Text link to view article.

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    ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Sources
    Complete full-text information for nursing and allied health fields.

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on Databases on the left side of the screen.
  • Scroll down and click on ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Sources
  • Type in Account Name and Password: (Account Name and Password located in RiverGuide under the Library tab)
  • Type in search.
  • Choose limiters as needed.
  • Click search.
  • The next screen is a list of articles the database retrieved according to the search.
  • Click on HTML Full Text of PDF Full Text link to view article.

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    World Book Online
    Encyclopedia, articles, electronic books, etc.

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on Databases on the left side of the screen.
  • Scroll down and click on World Book Online.
  • Click on Advanced.
  • Type in Login ID and Password: (Login ID and Password located in RiverGuide under the Library tab)
  • Type in your search.
  • Choose limiters as needed.
  • Click search.
  • The next screen will give the information (Primary Sources, eBooks, encyclopedia articles, etc.)
  • Click on the item of interest.

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    Films On Demand
    Instant access to thousands of films grouped into subject-specific categories.

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on Databases on the left side of the screen.
  • Scroll down and click on Films of Demand.
  • Type in User ID and Password: (User ID and Password located in RiverGuide under the Library tab)
  • Type in search.
  • The next screen is a list of films the database retrieved according to the search.
  • Click on the item of interest.
  • Click Continual Playback.

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    MELO
    MELO (Mississippi Electronic Libraries Online) is an electronic environment that mirrors the traditional library through online databases, electronic books and journals, and scholarly websites. It strives to collect, store and organize information on a broad range of subjects. By encouraging cooperative efforts of the Mississippi Community Colleges and by promoting economic delivery of information, MELO supports the needs and interests of students and faculty. Content for the collection is examined for its currency, usefulness and relevancy within the scope of appropriate academic materials. Selection considerations include appearance as to design, content, authority, and ease of accessibility.

  • Start from the PRCC Homepage, www.prcc.edu.
  • Click on Academics.
  • Click on Libraries on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on Databases on the left side of the screen.
  • Click on the MELO link.
  • Place cursor on the Resources link at he top of the page.
  • A drop-down menu will appear.
  • Choose appropriate link.

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