The CVCC Library provides many excellent information sources to assist you with your research:
Ask a Librarian, our online reference service, enables you and a reference librarian to chat online, in real-time, assisting you with your research.

Search library databases for newspaper, magazine, journal & encyclopedia articles.


Online Journals, Periodicals, and Newspapers

Use these tools to identify which full-text journals, periodicals, and newspapers are available online.


Books, DVDs,  & CDs

Use QuickSearch to identify books and other materials in the Library collection as well as access e-books, select journal articles, streaming multimedia, and other digital objects.


Research Guides

Online Research Guides (also known as LibGuides) are created and maintained by CVCC Librarians, who evaluate and select databases, books, reference material, websites, and videos that support a specific subject or topic.   


E-Book and Digital Collections


Ask A Librarian

Online reference assistance that enables you and a reference librarian to chat online, in real-time.   It allows librarians to share web pages and other helpful materials to assist you with your research.


VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia)

VIVA is a consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.  VIVA's mission is to provide, in an equitable, cooperative, and cost-effective manner, enhanced access to library and information resources for  Virginia's nonprofit academic libraries serving the higher education community.

  • VIVA Resources - Learn more about the Virtual Library of Virginia and its resources. This site includes search tools, links to websites of Virginia colleges, etc.
  • VIVA/VCCS Database Guide – A guide to the electronic databases provided by VIVA and the VCCS.