Even with a closed campus, you still have access to much of the library's collection and expert researchers (your faculty librarians)! Try one of these services:
You can meet one-on-one with a librarian through a virtual appointment. Get help narrowing topics, developing research questions, finding appropriate sources, citations, and more. Get started by making a Research Appointment Request.
Librarians are available 24/7 via chat reference. FLC librarians staff the chat service during regular business hours, and non-local librarians are available to answer questions during all other times of day (or night). You will see the Ask A Librarian chat icon from OneSearch, inside our Research Guides, and on the Library’s homepage. It's also available right here:
The Los Rios librarians have developed a series of information literacy and critical thinking modules in Canvas. Module topics include:
Each lesson includes readings, videos, activities, and a quiz to assess students’ understanding of the material. Students can enroll in this self-paced Research Tutorial Course in Canvas.
If you share your workspace with family or roommates, wearing headphones can help with distractions. Go to MyNoise for all sorts of free background sounds and music to help you concentrate.
If you are new to online learning, check out these resources for some advice:
The library building is closed, but you can still access all of our electronic materials. Below are some helpful links to get you started.