Accessibility of Library Resources

Audio Delivery of Articles and Books

  • Some library databases provide audio for full text articles; search databases such as Academic OneFile, Biography in Context, Opposing Viewpoints, and Literature Resource Center.
  • Gale Virtual Reference database provides audio for the encyclopedia and dictionary articles included in that collection.
  • AudioBooks: Several hundred audiobooks are available in the library collection; search the catalog for audiobook titles.  If you cannot find a required text for class as an audiobook (never textbooks, unfortunately) Submit a request to the Acquisitions office.
  • Kurzweil3000: Eighty-five percent of all learning in college comes from independent reading. Kurzweil3000 is a powerful tool that can help you read faster, write more effectively, improve your focus, and test better. The Academic Enrichment Commons is providing access to Kurzweil3000 to all students. Contact Leslie Turner to get set up.
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Large Text

  • SMC ebooks in the Library collection allow you to zoom in for larger text; search the catalog for ebooks 
  • A text enlarger known as the Kurzweil Reader is available on the third floor near the Dailey Room
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Streaming Videos and DVDs

  • Educational DVD’s including documentaries on historical and contemporary topics, biographies, interviews, etc. are part of the library collection of resources.
  • Search the library catalog and limit to video/audio to find DVDs in the library collection.   
  • The library also has a growing collection of streaming video.
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