Use LearningExpress to practice the Journeyman Electrician exam

February 26, 2016

Go to MARVEL databases on the KVCC Library webpage and access LearningExpress to practice taking the four-hour Journeyman Electrician exam online.


Discover new audiobooks from the Maine State Library

January 19, 2016

The Third Plate, Field Notes on the Future of FoodMichael Jordan, The LifeGrandma Gatewood's Walk, The Inspiring Story of the Woman who Saved the Appalachian TrailAstro

Explore more audiobooks like these, available to KVCC through interlibrary loan, by selecting “MSL New Audios” from this list.

Student Question: Where can I find Davis’s Drug Guide?

October 2, 2015

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Access an ebook version of Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses under Practice Resources on the EBSCO database Nursing Reference Center.

Find Maine business success stories in ProQuest

October 1, 2015

Proquest’s extensive and current collection of major dailies and local newspapers includes coverage of Maine businesses, along with many other subjects, and has articles like the one below which you can download in pdf or text-only formats. Proquest Newsstand is a MARVEL database, available at the library’s online resources page.

Check out this Portland Press Herald article from Proquest Newsstand entitled Growing Small Business in Maine that discusses Maine Community Health Options and other enterprises.

Maine Community Health Options logo with hyperlink to newspaper article "Growing small business in Maine: The twin engines of Maine's next economy are innovators and entrepreneurs"


Search the Minerva catalog on your mobile device

September 1, 2015


Five sample items with links to Minerva mobile:

Creativity, Inc. : Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration [Audio, Interlibrary Loan].
From fear to success : A practical public-speaking guide [Audio, Interlibrary Loan].
Learning to speak Alzheimer’s [Audio, Interlibrary Loan].
Stoned : A doctor’s case for medical marijuana [Print, KVCC].
The patient will see you now : The future of medicine is in your hands [Print, KVCC].

Minerva has a new mobile interface at
Use it to locate titles in the KVCC Library or to borrow from other libraries throughout Maine via interlibrary loan.

Question: Can I link to articles from an EBSCO database?

April 14, 2015

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Yes, when you need links for each article in your “references page” – or for any other reason – choose the Permalink option in EBSCO to save a link which points directly to the article.

Borrow books from other libraries

November 18, 2014

Begin at the KVCC Library webpage to submit interlibrary loan requests and borrow books, videos, audiobooks, and music CDs from libraries across Maine: Library > Find > Portal login > Choose KVCC Catalog, under “Library Catalogs” on Library Resources page.



Translate articles into a variety of languages

March 6, 2014

Available for many articles in Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, Green File and other EBSCO databases, select “Choose Language” to translate text into the language of your choice.

Create custom segments in Films on Demand

January 13, 2014


Log into your personal Films on Demand account and create custom-made segments. Add the video to Favorites and select your clip's starting and ending points while playing the program. To access later: re-open the entire video from Favorites; click Segments tab; select “Custom Segments” button.


Student Question: How do I look up a book?

May 15, 2013

Check for printed books, DVDs, and other physical media in the collection by clicking Find on the KVCC Library webpage.