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Library Services

About VBHEC Library Services

The purpose of this service is to educate the student in the use of academic libraries and provide training to access authoritative information.

VBHEC Library Services
Bibliographic Instruction

Bibliographic Instruction guides students in processes of research and investigation of topics using a wide range of sources. When a class for Bibliographic Instruction and Information Literacy is requested, a demonstration will be provided on how to access indices and how to locate full-text journal articles. LibGuides are available for a variety of subject areas. 


Research Assistance

The Virginia Beach Higher Education Center offers a consultation service to students and faculty involved in research. The purpose of this service is to provide professional advice on research strategies so students and faculty can retrieve information their research projects. Assistance is available to identify information needs, construct effective search strategies, and locate authoritative online resources.


Literary Review

A literature search or a literature review surveys books, scholarly articles and other resources. This will result in the compilation of a list of references on a specific topic. This list may include journal articles or chapters of books. References are obtained by searching the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library Catalog; or our scholarly electronic databases

Interlibrary Loan

If the Lyman Beecher Brooks library does not own the book or articles you are looking for, you may request an interlibrary loan from another library. Please note that Interlibrary loan requires approximately 7 to 14 days for delivery. Make an ILL Request using the Illiad InterLibrary Loan service. Additional information is available on the Interlibrary Loan page of the library website.


Document Delivery

Books and journal articles can be delivered to the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center site for collection in Room 146, Meyera Oberndorf Learning Commons or the VBHEC Administrative Suite.  To have materials delivered, you must have current status as a registered NSU student.


Searching for Information

Did you know Internet access allows you to connect to many academic resources from the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library website? Many databases are available 24-hours a day 7 days a week online. These databases provide a combination of abstracts, citations, and full-text articles for scholarly/refereed, juried, peer reviewed articles and general interest journals in all academic disciplines


Other library services can be found on the  Lyman Beecher Brooks Library website.