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HCTC Library Orientation and Research Guide: START HERE

This guide is meant to help HCTC library users locate and use library resources and aid them in their research.

How to Use This Guide

Take the PRE-TEST BEFORE clicking on the rest of the tabs in this guide. 

Access the tabs in the following order:

  1. Choose Your Topic
  2. Find Your Sources
  3. Evaluate Your Sources
  4. Write Your Research Paper
  5. Cite Your Sources

On each tab, there is a:

  • Lesson: a short explanation of important concepts and terms for the step in the research process.
  • Scenario: an example of what the step in the research process will look like in a classroom.
  • Try It Quiz or Activity: an interactive activity or 1-2 question quiz putting the lesson into practice.
  • Summary: a recap of the lesson and activity.
  • Bonus Content: Video tutorials, infographics, and links to helpful websites.

Completely read and answer every question in each box on each tab before moving on to the next.

Complete the POSTTEST AFTER going through the tabs in the order listed above.

Welcome!

Stephens Library

Exterior facade of Jolly Classroom Center on HCTC Campus

Stephens Library Located Inside the Jolly Classroom Center

Circulation desk located within the Stephens Library front entrance

Circulation Desk

Computers arranged against the wall for public and student access

Public Computers

Private study carrels with partitions arranged in groups

Study Carrels for Private Study

Books contained in the main section of shelves called the stacks.

Book Stacks

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Spring 2022 Hours

 

Monday

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Online/Phone Services Available 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Online/Phone Services Available 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Online/Phone Services Available 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Online/Phone Services Available 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Friday

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC 

Computers available at JCC 236, UCM and Lees Campus

Telford Computer Center.

Library can be open for instruction or testing.

Online/Phone Services Available 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Special Closings:

January 17, 2022-Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 21, 2022-President's Day

April 15, 2022-Good Friday (Closing early at 1:00 pm)

*Hours are subject to change

 

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Spring 2022 Hours

 

Monday

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Online/Phone Services Available 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Online/Phone Services Available 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Online/Phone Services Available 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Online/Phone Services Available 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Friday

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Computers available at JCC 236, UCM and Lees Campus

Telford Computer Center.

Library can be open for instruction or testing.

Online/Phone Services Available 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Special Closings:

January 17, 2022-Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 21, 2022-President's Day

April 15, 2022-Good Friday (Closing early at 1:00 pm)

*Hours are subject to change

Ask a Question

Lees College Campus Library

Exterior facade of Library Science Building on Lees College Campus

Lees College Library Located on the First Floor of the Library Science Building

Circulation Desk

Entry Seating with Print Periodicals

Library Classroom with Public Computer Stations (Check for Reserved Signs)

Lower Level, First Floor With Computers, Print Station, and Mobile Device Charging Station

Main Collection

Downstairs Kentucky/Appalachian Collection

Dewey Collection (Older Editions)