Periodicals – that “library” word for a title which is published at different intervals – daily, weekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, annually, etc. The word “periodicals” is often used interchangeably with magazines or journals or newspapers, which actually denote different periodical tools for different audiences.
At GRCC, your instructor will often assign you to read periodicals of one kind or another, depending on the class, the assignment, and/or to introduce you to the peer-reviewed professional literature in your chosen field. Take a look at the periodicals in your field by viewing the [Periodicals] tab on your department’s [Subject Guide]. And, if you want to know more about periodicals in general, see the [Periodicals Subject Guide].
GRCC’s Library has about 400 current print subscriptions to periodicals shelved on the Library’s second floor – but, as you can imagine – we have over 40,000 online subscriptions! Use [eJournal List] to determine which periodicals we get online, and which database they can be found. Use your last name and 7-digit Raider number to access eJournals from off-campus.
February is Great American Pie Month. Who decided that, I do not know, but I highly support anything that honors Pie’s place in America! And, not just Apple Pie!
How to Celebrate Great American Pie Month
Delishably provides a list of several ways to celebrate Great American Pie Month:
The best way to celebrate it has to be throwing a pie party.
Bake a pie a day
Bake a pie you’ve never made before
Eat some pie for breakfast
Make a pot pie for dinner
Cheat one night (or two) and order a pizza pie
Let everyone make their own mini pie
Play Pie Face a game by Hasbro (there are several versions to choose from)
Librarian Mike Klawitter curated the Great American Pie Month display with several titles from our collection. Take a quick trip to the second floor of the Library; you’re welcome to check out any of the titles on display. Many print titles on pie are found in the Circulation Collection at 641.8652 – and we have more in other call number ranges.
50 movies and documentaries in streaming video format have been cataloged and can be found with a keyword or author search of “Swank Motion Pictures”. The list ranges from classic movies that are most requested on US college campuses, top foreign language films for language classes, to documentaries used in GRCC courses.
Swank Digital Campus streaming videos allow GRCC’s Library to provide legal access to major motion pictures. “Swank Digital Campus provides colleges and universities with the largest academic streaming collection of its kind. With over 25,000 films, documentaries and TV shows, Swank Digital Campus simplifies film distribution by providing faculty and students a legal streaming resource both on and off campus.”
The titles will appear in OneSearch results in a few weeks, but we wanted to let you know you can start viewing them now! Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.
Since religion is a part of many people’s lives, and world events often circle around religious topics, beliefs, and leaders, it’s important for all of us to know the basics of (at least) the world’s major religions.
Grand Rapids has numerous church-related schools and libraries with vast religion collections – and GRCC does not have a religion program. That said, we DO have a small basic collection from high quality publishers on world religions. For very in-depth religious research, our users can supplement our collection with borrowed titles from neighboring libraries – free through RaiderLoan.
Visit the Library & Learning Commons and check out the World Religions book display on the 1st floor. Librarian Sophia Brewer curated this display which features titles on specific religions as well as surveys of most religions. If you see a title you want to check out, bring it to the Circulation Desk!