Category Archives: Collection Development

Video Game Years

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Video Game Years

Video Game Years is new to GRCC’s streaming video collection. This 13-video series “examines the history, culture, technological advances, and oddities of the video game world.” Learn (or reminisce) about the history of Pong, Odyssey2, Donkey Kong Jr., Texas Chainsaw Massacre, John Madden Football, Tetris – and many more!

The series is part of our Films on Demand database; logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For other streaming video options, see the Multimedia & Image Resources Subject Guide.

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New eBooks

Browsing the new books area at bookstores and libraries is one of my favorite things – but eBooks are sometimes harder to discover. To make that easier, each month, GRCC’s cataloger posts new print and eBooks received.

Here’s a look at some of the newest (2021) titles from ProQuest Ebook Central.

Is there something in the list of new titles that looks good to you? Connect with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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Digital Nomads: In Search of Freedom, Community, and Meaningful Work:
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The Ever-Changing Past: Why All History is Revisionist History
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Blood, Powder, and, Residue: How Crime Labs Translate Evidence into Proof

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RaiderLoan to the Rescue

GRCC has a terrific library collection selected to reflect curriculum needs and interests. But, if you are not finding what you need, ask a librarian for help! If they cannot find it, you can use our RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan service – for FREE!

Document Delivery means that we will find a library that has the article (document) you need, get a copy, and deliver it to you online. Interlibrary Loan means that we will find a library to lend you a copy of the book or DVD, deliver it to you, and you return it to GRCC. GRCC has borrowing partners around the world.

RaiderLoan Subject Guide
RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Subject Guide.

Speak with a librarian and/or fill out a RaiderLoan Request, found on the RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Subject Guide. Be sure to use your GRCC email address and Raider number.

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City of Champions

Detroit is not far away and is often a Summer travel destination for Michiganders. Before your next trip, take a look at City of Champions: A History of Triumph and Defeat in Detroit. The changing fortunes of Detroit, told through the lens of the city’s major sporting events, explores the history of Detroit through the stories of its most gifted athletes and most celebrated teams, linking iconic events in the history of Motown sports to the city’s shifting fortunes.

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City of Champions: A History of Triumph and Defeat in Detroit

Authors Stefan Szymanski and Silke-Maria Weineck were honored with a Michigan Notable Books Award for this work. This eBook is available with an unlimited user license so everyone can read it at the same time.

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Answers with Authority: Oxford Reference

Using reference books to begin your research is a great way to find out facts, definitions, and other details that will familiarize you with – and help you better understand – a new field of interest. Reference books, including dictionaries, encyclopedia, atlases, handbooks, and manuals, pack a lot of information into titles that are easy-to-use.

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Oxford Reference Collection

At GRCC, you will find reference books in print on the Library’s first floor, or online through a variety of entry points. GRCC Library OneSearch will point you to articles in many reference eBooks. Most Subject Guides will list print and eBook reference books specific to that Subject Guide department or topic – often in a Reference Book box. Plus, we provide a Reference Subject Guide that can help you get started.

One collection of reference eBooks I particularly like is Oxford Reference; you can find it under the letter O on the Databases page. Our Oxford Reference collection contains over 300 reference titles from this highly-reputable publisher.

Whether you are starting your research and need an overview, or, if you are writing an assignment and realize you need to cite an authoritative, quality definition or explanation, try Oxford Reference. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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