If you’re new to GRCC, be sure to get your RaiderCard loaded with value so it’s ready to use. In the Library, use it to check out library materials, course reserves, laptop computers, headphones, etc. – all free services, BTW. Use your RaiderCard to pay for printing / copying – not just in the Library but everywhere on campus. There are no coin-ops on any printers – you must use your RaiderCard.
Check out all the ways you can use your RaiderCard on-campus – or off-campus.
Add value to your RaiderCard using the machines founds in most GRCC buildings, or, online. (HINT: Tell your Mom, Dad, favorite aunt or uncle, etc. about how they can donate to your RaiderCard account as a Welcome to College gift!)
Do you have copyright questions? There are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-for students-to-print course packs. Contact your assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or in course packs.
Librarians can help you use RightFind Academic – Copyright Clearance Center‘s annual academic license. Be sure to create a logon while you are on-campus if you intend to use RightFind from off-campus. Librarians can help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve; or permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard. Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.
A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article by Daniel Everett of Bentley University in Massachusetts considers that “the less comfortable we are, the more we learn.” Most of us understand the value of learning from diverse perspectives, but sometimes it’s hard to ensure exposure to multiple alternative points of view. GRCC’s Library provides two databases that make it easier to read about diverse perspectives:
Take a look at what those databases have to offer, as well as others on the News Subject Guide. Off-Campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.
If you grew up in West Michigan, chances are you attended the Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven at least once. The 10-day-long (July 26-Aug. 4) festival honors the men and women serving in the US Coast Guard. There are loads of events to pique your interest.
While many get their first introduction to the Coast Guard at the Festival, others meet Coasties when they need maritime assistance. Maybe you should consider CG service as a career?
For more about the Coast Guard, read Donald Phillips’s Character in Action : The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership, Naval Institute Press, 2013. Off-campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.
GRCC’s Library has graphic novels! Who knew? Graphic novels are “books made up of comics content. Although the word “novel” normally refers to long fictional works, the term “graphic novel” is applied broadly and includes fiction, non-fiction, and anthologized work.” – Wikipedia.
This collection is used by graphic arts students, English as a Second Language learners, and those seeking a alternative to “too-much text”. If you don’t see what you want, try our free MeLCat Interlibrary Loan Service where we borrow titles from other Michigan libraries (with larger graphic novel collections) we don’t own and alert you when they’re here.