Why Use Subject Guides?

Subject Guides are created for students and faculty who are starting to search for educational resources. Use Subject Guides when you need to quickly connect to resources that are specific to your coursework. They are available for all academic departments, and you will find:

  1. the most pertinent Databases, and, often provide tips for searching.
  2. career resources, including professional associations, occupational information and outlook, and, 4-year transfer schools.
  3. quality, college-appropriate web resources.
  4. new titles (print and eBook) the Library obtained.
  5. a browsing list of periodicals, including research journals, in your field.
  6. Citation guides to help you cite resources you use correctly.

GRCC librarians curate Subject Guides specifically for GRCC users, using GRCC resources that correlate to our curriculum. Remember, too, to look for library guides at your next / transfer institution.

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Ask-a-Librarian – Really!

Ask-a-Librarian email reference requests are just one way you can request assistance from GRCC  Reference Librarians. Call a Reference Librarian (616-234-3868), or, contact your department’s Liaison Librarian directly.

Ask-a-Librarian questions are answered from 8AM-5PM – Monday through Friday – during the Summer. Questions received after 5PM are answered first-thing on the next business day.

Tell us what class your question relates to, more about the assignment requirements, where you’ve already searched and what terms you used, and anything else that will help librarians answer. 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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New BBC Streaming Videos Available

The BBC Literary Adaptations in Video collection was recently added to the Academic Video Online (VAST) database from Alexander Street Press.  It includes almost 200 hours of BBC productions of 50+ famous literary works “from Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chekhov to Arthur Miller, from Jane Austen to Mary Shelley.” Click here for a list of titles included in the collection.Alice in Wonderland opening logo

Access these and other videos through the  database Academic Video Online (VAST) link, or, find them in GRCC Library OneSearch results.  When you’re off-campus or using wireless, you will be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

 

 

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New Streaming Video Content

Alexander Street Press recently added new award-winning documentary content to our premier streaming video database Academic Video Online VAST.

Film Platform logoFilm Platform titles have been “carefully selected from prestigious film festivals, made by the best filmmakers from around the globe including many OSCAR®-nominated and OSCAR®-shortlisted documentaries.” Titles include:  Agnus Dei; The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia; The Hunting Ground; A Place at the Table; Race to Nowhere; and,  RGB. There are 180 titles available so far – with more than 200 expected by the end of 2020.

Access these and other videos through the  database Academic Video Online VAST link, or, find them in GRCC Library OneSearch results.  When you’re off-campus or using wireless, you will be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

 

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Summer School and Your Library

May 11 – a new beginning  with GRCC Summer classes – one for which we hope you are signed up. Summer classes are a great way to get needed classes off your to-do list. Plus, did you hear about universal fees being cut?    The Library & Learning Commons website is “business as usual” –  and if you need to know more about doing college research online, take a look at the Virtual Services Subject Guide. Librarians are ready to assist you with research questions, access to learning materials, and more!

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