The print and electronic book collection is accessible through the library catalog. The print collection is housed in Regina Library.
Regina Library subscribes to periodicals in three formats: hard copy, microfiche / microfilm and electronic databases. Periodicals in hard copy do not circulate; they may be read in the library or photocopied. Periodicals in microfiche or microfilm may be read in the library or duplicated on a Reader / Printer. Articles from electronic databases may be downloaded to email accounts or printed on library printers.
The Reference Collection is located in the Information Commons. It includes general and subject specific encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, atlases and statistical sources.
- Reference books are for library use only. Reference staff are available to assist you in locating specific materials. Please ask for help at any time.
- Reference Universe is an online tool which searches the indexes of print and online reference books owned by the library.
- The Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVR) is an online collection of over 150 reference books. Users may conduct research with state of the art resources such as Arts and Humanities through the Eras, Encyclopedia of Public Health, and Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. GVR can keyword search the contents or all titles simultaneously, or within a certain discipline, or search titles individually.
- LibGuides for subject areas in the Reference collection and other print and online resources are produced and maintained by library staff.
Regina Library owns hundreds of VHS/DVD titles in multiple curriculum areas. Included are many popular, up to date entertainment movies and classic films.
ERIC is a nationwide information clearinghouse for education-related reports.
- Indexing to the ERIC documents is available via EBSCOhost's ERIC database.
- ERIC documents include research reviews, state of the art studies and manuals, interpretive studies, annotated bibliographies, digests and compilations.
- Regina Library owns a large collection of ED microfiche; check the library catalog for dates owned.
- Rivier students, faculty, and staff may use Interlibrary Loan to request ERIC documents not owned by the library.
- Library instruction sessions in Education research include demonstrations of EBSCOhost's ERIC database.
- LibGuides relating to ERIC and Education Research round out the offerings in this area.
Testing Resources include standardized English language tests in the fields of education, psychology and business.
- See the Test Collection Policy page for information about borrowing tests.
- Reviews of tests can be found in databases such as Mental Measurements Yearbook, and Tests in Print. Other reference texts aid in critiquing the test collection.
- The Library's purchase agreement mandates that copyright law be strictly enforced. No copying or reproduction of tests is permitted.
Rare Book Collection
Non-circulating rare books are housed in closed stacks, and may be consulted by members of the Rivier College Community upon request. Limited photocopying and photographing are available for some titles. Each request is evaluated separately.
The Archives of Rivier College are located in Memorial Hall. Non-circulating collection includes the official records and college related materials that depict the historical growth and development of Rivier College. Call the Archivist at 897-8293 or visit the Archives website for information.
Theses / Dissertation Collection
A limited number of theses and dissertations from other institutions are bound, cataloged, and entered in the library catalog. The Dissertation Collection circulates to members of the Rivier College community. They may not be photocopied. Earlier Rivier College theses, dissertations, etc. are part of the Rivier College Archives. Hundreds of full text dissertations are accessible through the library subscription database, ProQuest Central.
Cho Educational Resource Center (ERC)
The General Collection includes a variety of curriculum support materials. The materials include textbooks used in schools, games, kits, and manipulatives.
The ERC houses educational software for evaluation purposes. The software must be used in the ERC on either the Macs or the Dell computers.
The juvenile collection consists of fiction and non-fiction titles geared towards the needs of students planning lesson plans.