The ARTSTOR image database has multiple uses – and not just for GRCC art students and  faculty! View and reuse high-quality images from the “world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists and are searchable in one easily-navigated repository.” 

A new feature allows you to download and save the “detailed view” with title, artist, location, date, materials, school, etc.! New images are added monthly; all images are rights-cleared for educational use. Recent additions to ARTSTOR include modern and contemporary art from the Phillips Collection; graphic photography from Magnum Photos; and, additions from the Scala Archives in Italy.

For other available image sources, see the Multimedia & Image Resources Subject Guide – or just view what you love – how about ice skaters?

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January Hot Topics

GRCC’s NewsBank America’s News database provides Hot Topics – “an easier path to locating topics of interest related to current global issues, events and people for personal and course research.” 

In addition to the expected Presidential transition and Covid-related topics, January Hot Topics covers: the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction; rising popularity of chess and the Queen’s Gambit; the Nashville bombing; Charley Pride; Chuck Yeager; and, North Sea fossil fuel extraction. Take a look at the January Hot Topics.

Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Luray, Virginia. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on December 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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Browse our January New Books!

If you’re on-campus, you can browse the New Books  collection near the Library front door!  It’s been refreshed with new print books purchased this past semester.  Books are moved to the Circulating shelves after 6 months – so the New Books area has a bookstore feel to it!

American Library Association Gift Shop

Can’t come in right now?  No problem – you can see the New Books virtually!  Take a look at  January’s new PRINT titles – as well as January’s new eBOOK titles. Each month, the newest titles are uploaded to the RaiderSearch Catalog Featured Lists.  For Circulating print books, you can click the [Request] link in the Catalog record and follow the screen prompts to have  the book placed onto the Hold Shelf  for you, or, it can be mailed to your home or office.  For eBooks, click the [View this book] link and logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number, and start reading!

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Need Tech?

The Library is checking out and collecting all student and faculty/staff loaner technologies: 

  • laptops 
  • mobile hotspots 
  • webcams 
  • headsets 

If you currently have any checked out technology and:

  • are registered for the Winter 2021 Semester, respond to the email or text (from Cynthia Browne) that you still need it and we will check the technology out to you for the Winter semester.
  • are NOT registered for the Winter 2021 semester, return the technology ASAP to the GRCC Library so that another student can check it out.
  • no longer need the technology, return the technology ASAP to the GRCC Library so that another student can check it out.
Library staff member checks out technology to student

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School’s in Session!

The Winter 2021 Semester LLC hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Friday – Sunday: CLOSED

Virtual Reference Service hours are more extensive:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday: 7:30AM-5:PM
  • Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

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