Our students believe in the power of knowledge. One can only respond with excellence to affirm the human spirit.Access is one of the most important components of a quality education.A leader in educational technology, National University provides studentswith extensive electronic books, print books, and state-of-the-arttechnology resources. From knowledgeable research assistance to Internet access from the home or workplace, National University provides access to the knowledge and technology that helps students succeed.National University students have access to an impressive array of library resources through both electronic and traditional channels. From print and electronic books to research assistance, the National University Library isan invaluable resource that helps students achieve their educational goals.The Central Library, located in San Diego, houses a number of resources forstudents and alumni, including an Information Competency Center with 40web-wired work stations, a state-of-the-art classroom providing access toK-12 teaching and resource materials, a Career and Assessment Center, and aWriting Center.The Library is also the administrative center for the Universitys Virtual Library, which houses one of the largest e-book collections in the United States. The Virtual Library provides remote web-based access to library services, materials, collections, and electronic information. All of the librarys electronic resources are accessible 24 hours a day,seven days a week through the librarys home page, www.nu.edu/library.Web-based resources include netLibrary and ebrary (representing more than64,400 electronic books that can be read online), full text articledatabases covering all subject areas taught at National University, andgeneral references such as the Gale Virtual Reference Library and the OxfordEnglish Dictionary.Library FeaturesMore than 230,000 volumes, including one of the largest e-book collections in the U.S.67 electronic databases and more than 16,000 full-text journalsOver 16,000 serial titles, both print and electronicMore than 7,350 video recordings Web-Based ServicesJournal Direct, a journal article request service Books Direct, a book request serviceE-mail reference serviceVideo booking services for facultyLibrary guides and tutorialsInter / Intra library loanElectronic reservesThe National University Library is more than just a collection of books anddatabases. The library provides qualified, trained librarians to work withfaculty and students one-on-one or in small groups. Librarians areavailable in person at the Central Library or at one of the regional LibraryInformation Centers. Services include:Reference SupportRefDeskAn e-mail reference service supported by 17 central and regional librarians.Consultations Students may schedule time with a librarian to help themwith their research needs.Extended hours The library is open 72.5 hours a week. Students havedirect access to the Library Help Desk at 1-866-682-2237 x7900.Information LiteracyLibrary Instruction Course-related library instruction that iscontent-based to help make the instruction relevant to student learningneeds.Consultations Students may schedule time with a librarian to help themimprove their library research skills.Tutorials Web-based tutorials available to all new online students. Regional and Online SupportLibrary Information Centers (LIC)are housed in each of the regional academic learning centers. The LIClibrarians provide skilled, personal service to faculty and students.Online students are supported through the online library course. Thecourse instructor is available to work individually with students or insmall chat groups.
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