Library Services

At some point most college students will be asked to conduct research and write a paper. While it may be tempting to rely on Google exclusively, it is important to know how limiting this can be in terms of scope and quality. For example, the vast majority of scholarly journal articles and other commercial resources are accessible through paid subscriptions only and as a consequence would be excluded in the results of a Google search. While PSC students are encouraged to visit the Library in person, the extensive collection of online content can facilitate the research process for online students. A direct link to the PSC Library is provided within Canvas, thus eliminating the need for separate login credentials, and PSC Librarians are available online and via telephone. Dig deeper. Take advantage of the resources the PSC Library has to offer. For questions regarding the PSC Library please call 850-484-2006 or click here to visit online.

Proctored Testing

If your online course requires proctored testing, it is always wise to make arrangements early in the semester. Tests can be scheduled with a PSC testing center or at an off-campus location. Scheduling an appointment at the Pensacola, Warrington, or South Santa Rosa Testing Center is easy and can be completed online with computer or mobile device. (Note that testing appointments at the Milton and Century Testing Centers must be made by phone.) PSC Testing Centers appreciate the needs of online learners and seek to accommodate all students in the most efficient manner available. To make arrangements off-campus, consult your instructor first and click here for additional information. To learn more about testing in online courses, please contact the eLearning Department (850-484-1238), the Pensacola Testing Center (850-484-1656), or visit the PSC Testing Center online. Click here to schedule your next exam. Remember, don’t wait. Schedule your tests early in the semester and mark your calendar.

Student Support

Students entering college today can quickly become overwhelmed with the various information technologies encountered on a daily basis. However, knowing where to find help when needed can lower stress significantly. All PSC students use the PSC email system (PirateMail) and most students use Canvas, the PSC learning management system. The student record system (Spyglass) is used for registration, transcripts, etc., and the PSC Library offers a host of online services. While such variety is a common feature of most colleges, PSC is committed to minimizing the confusion that may arise by providing help to students when and where they need it. For a brief overview of the various PSC systems, and a quick reference guide to assistance, students are encouraged to visit the Student Support page on the eLearning website.

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