Start Strong with OneSearch

Start your research with GRCC Library OneSearch – that big search box on the Library homepage.  The OneSearch Quick Start Guide explains how to access OneSearch, refine your results, and create citations.

OneSearch provides you with full-text articles, books, ebooks, and multimedia that relate to your assignments.  If you need assistance, the OneSearch Chat box will pop up  and librarians are available to chat with you during Virtual Reference Hours.

Now is the time to get started with that assignment – with OneSearch!

One Search with pop-up Chat


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Try Ask-a-Librarian Today!

Ask-a-Librarian email reference requests are  a great way to request assistance from GRCC  Reference Librarians. You can also use OneSearch Chat, text us, call a Reference Librarian (616-234-3868), or, contact your department’s Liaison Librarian directly.

Ask-a-Librarian questions are answered during our Virtual Reference Service hours , and questions received outside those hours are answered first-thing on the next business day.

Ask-a-Librarian gives you the space to be complete when asking your question – enabling librarians to answer completely! Tell us which class your question relates to, about any assignment requirements, where you’ve already searched and what terms you used – and anything else that will inform librarians. Students and faculty tell us they like the ease of using Ask-a-Librarian, and that the answers are complete, helpful, and fast!


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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Interviews Library Director

GRCC’s Phi Theta Kappa students are working to connect classmates with campus resources to help them be successful, especially in a remote learning environment.  PTK members are recording sessions through a series of video discussions on Zoom and posting them online through YouTube.

GRCC has many resources, services and programs to help overcome academic and other challenges, but students often are unaware of them or don’t know how to access them, especially in a virtual environment.

Scheduled topics include the Library and Learning Resource Center, IT support, Applied Technology Center labs, tutorial labs, Brother 2 Brother, Counseling and Career Development, ALAS, NIA, and Student Life.  Here are the scheduled sessions:Brian Beecher interview

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The organization is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.


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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Now with more Video!






















Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is  the place to start your search when you’re  wondering what career is right for you, with information on over 3800 careers.  There are links to current job and internship opportunities, and there’s a career interest assessment tool, too.

Ferguson’s isn’t new, but this summer’s overhaul will definitely improved  your experience!  There is new career content with more emerging professions, more video, new proprietary directories, and, new advice and how-to articles. Need help with your job search, or,  with workplace skills? Ferguson’s has that, too.

You’ll find Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center on the Library’s Database page, as well as on most Subject Guides.  On-campus networked users can click right into the database.  Off-campus and wireless users need to logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.   Try it today!


Ferguson's Career Guidance homepage

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New York Times Online Available Free through GRCC’s Library

New York TImes Online platforms

GRCC’s Library provides FREE access to the New York Times Online; it’s a $110 value. NY Times Online is used in all sorts of classes, including: Business; Culinary Arts; Economics; History; Political Science; Theater; and more!

If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions to create your account on our NYT Subject Guide to activate your logon today.  If you’ve already created your logon (it’s good for one year) – take time to stay on top of national and world news.

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