Monthly Archives: November 2009

Resource Spotlight: CredoReference

Resource Spotlight:  Credo Reference

Wikipedia is convenient but unreliable.  What if you could find a resource with all the convenience of Wikipedia that also has hundreds of credible, academic reference sources. 

Look no further — the Northwest Vista College Library has Credo Reference!

What’s so great about Credo Reference?

  • Online access any time, any place
  • Hundreds of high quality reference books in every major academic area
  • Easy to use — filter your search result by subject, resource type, person, publication year

View a quick video tour of Credo Reference.

Don’t forget…when accessing Credo Reference from off-campus you’ll be prompted to login using your PALS id and original PALS password. 


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Celebrate Vista Library Open House

The library would like to thank Dan Smith and his Guitar I and private lesson students for providing acoustic guitar music in the library on November11th as part of the Library’s Celerate Vista Open House.  Deon Wilson, James Flores, and Philip Sturdevant drew an attentive audience and provided beautiful background music for students studying in the library.  The Library also provided chips, salsa, and beverages.

Image Courtesy of Jesse Diaz

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Celebrate Vista! Library Open House

Library Open House
Wed., Nov. 11th
NVC Library
Redbud Learning Center
Live acoustic guitar performances
Student poetry and creative writing readings
Wide variety of salsas & chips to sample

15 minute mini-workshops: 
Power For Your PowerPoint with Jesse Diaz
Room 118 @ 11:30AM
Find It Now! with Linda Reeves & Renata Gibson
Room 118 @ 12:30PM

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Major Mania: Plan Your Trip

Northwest Vista College Library
Phone: (210) 486-4513

CAREERS:  Choose Your Destination
Vault Online Career Library – a large resource of career advice, articles, company reports, occupational profiles.

Research Guide:  Careers

Also look for these series:  Careers in focus…, Top careers in two years…, Career opportunities in…., Careers in…., and more

MAJORS:  Choose Your Path

College majors handbook with real career paths and payoffs [electronic resource] : the actual jobs, earnings, and trends for graduates of 60 college majors. E-Book

90-minute college major matcher : choose your best major for a great career

TEST PREP:  Official Documents

Testing & Education Reference Center – Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

These resources are just the beginning.  For more information about how the Library can help, visit the Library’s table at Major Mania.

Wednesday, Nov. 4th 10AM-2PM, Cypress Campus Center — Lago Vista

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