Learning Resource Center

Your Arcane Library of Knowledge

Rockstar-Worthy Resources

Welcome to USV’s resource center! Where you get the resources and info you need, the way it works best for you. Whether you need one-on-one help, research resources, a place to search the web or just need to charge your phone – We got you covered. Access all our resources:

  • Citation and bibliography help
  • 3 iMac stations
  • Database of journal articles, ebooks, and digital magazines
  • Reserve textbooks, DVDs, and other materials 
  • Laptop and phone charging stations 

Learning Resource Center

Resources Fit for a Dragon

The USV Learning Resource Center is a physical and digital space where students can begin their research project, catch up on classic films, or meet up with a group to study together. Students can access USV’s massive physical and digital library of 30,000+ ebooks and video lessons that cover everything form technology to digital art, and business to science. Plus, get online access to hundreds of curated ebooks, and even the textbooks required for some courses. 

The Learning Resource Center is not just a repository for published resources, but also a place that offers students assistance with research tasks, information literacy, and general academic help. Contact the Center at library@usv.edu to get started. 

Digital Resources

USV offers a wide variety of digital resources to students both on-campus and remotely. Most databases require you to login using your @usv.edu email credentials and password. For help logging in, please contact library@usv.edu

To search the physical catalog of the Learning Resource Center, please click here or on the button below. 

A collection of webpages where students can access our databases, explore course textbooks, read academic journals, and find other subject-specific web resources curated for USV. 

Access LibGuides »

A collection of over 30,000 ebooks and video lessons specializing in technology, digital art, business, and science subjects.

Access O’Reilly for Higher Education » 

When logging in, you will be asked to select your institution from a list. Select “Institution not listed?” underneath the dropdown menu. Then login with your @usv.edu email. 

Benefit from online access to hundreds of ebooks specially curated for our institution. This resource includes required textbooks for some courses. 

Access Libby »

Enter your @usv.edu email and verify your identity with the access code for future use. 

EBSCO is a database of periodicals and scholarly journal publications, which are especially useful for current-affairs research. 

Access EBSCO »

No login is required for USV students via this link. 

Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools. 

Access Britannica Academic »

Please contact library@usv.edu for access. 

Navigate the full 26-volume digital edition of the World Book Encyclopedia. This is a great place to start for general, well-researched information such as biographies, geography and maps, animal anatomy, politics, and history. Includes rich multimedia content. 

Access the World Book Encyclopedia »