Welcome to the Fortis College – Ravenna Learning Resource Center!
LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER HOURS
* New Hours Beginning July 1, 2013 *
M, T, W, F: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm; 4 pm – 9 pm
Th: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Karla C. Kaufman, MLIS - Manager, Learning Resource Center
Laura Way – Director of Academic Support
Library Student Assistants - Kory Dunaway, Emily Guenther, Amanda Ott
Faculty/Student Portal - Access schedules, grades, unofficial transcripts, and more.
Your Library Catalog – Click this link to find a print book in the LRC.
Major Reference Sites Online
LIRN (Library and Information Resources Network) Databases – Your #1 destination for locating articles for class projects. Has a wide variety of research databases (business, general, medical, criminal justice, computer science, and more) and general educational resources. You MUST HAVE an access code to log in. Information about access codes is available in the Learning Resource Center.
College Writing Resource
The OWL at Purdue – Numerous guides and tips about writing for college. Learn about everything from how to write a rough draft to how to cite your references. Contains guides with current APA and MLA formats.
purposegames.com - play math and science games with people all over the world, or make up your own game!
Vocabulary.com - Expand your vocabulary by learning about root words!
The Free Dictionary - Targeted search terms designed specifically to enhance the user’s overall online search experience.
Khan Academy - Hundreds of short, easy-to-understand narrated videos on all aspects of math and science. A wildly popular website!
The Math Forum at Drexel - Includes a variety of resources for learning about and teaching mathematics. The Ask Dr. Math section includes sections on the basics through the complex.
Math.com - A good place to practice your math skills with many tests and questions. Also has several good calculators, converters, tables and tools.
Computer Use Resources
Jan’s Illustrated Computer Literacy 101 - A great place for new and even experienced computer users to learn computing basics.
Geek Girl’s Basic Computing - Computer basics including a wonderful glossary of computer terms, the “computer jargon decoder.”
Consumer Health Resources
The National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus - Learn about thousands of health topics in easy-to-understand language. A great resource for your medical classes, too!
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) - The place to locate Industry codes.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - Job outlooks by profession, consumer price index, import/export indices, and more.
Consumer Protection – Protect yourself from bad products, scams, fraud, theft, and urban legends
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection - Learn smart ways to protect yourself and your finances.
Akron-Area Better Business Bureau - Find reputable local businesses or file a complaint.
Snopes.com- Learn about Internet hoaxes and urban legends. Check here whenever you get an e-mail that makes you suspicious. Think critically about the information you receive!
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Check here for product recall information.