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New Books!

If you’re like me, you’re missing the experience of sipping a free library coffee while browsing through the LLC’s New Books shelves. Go grab your own beverage and – ta-da – take a look at the June New e-Books list!

Click the titles that interest you. Watch for any [Note] field to see how many readers can use the book at once (Single user license, etc.) If there’s no license-related note, that means the GRCC community has unlimited simultaneous access to the title. Just logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number and start reading.

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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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New Streaming Content in Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center logoTake a look at new science video content available in Science Reference Center.  Videos appear in lists of search results, and may also be searched directly through the [Images] option on the top toolbar. The new collection features 2,000+ short videos from top educational publishers including:

  • Boclips: A collection of nearly 200 short-form clips that are curated, copyright-cleared, and ready for the classroom; includes videos from LearnZillion, Paul Andersen with Bozeman Science, PBS LearningMedia’s Crash Course with John Green, and TED-Ed;
  • Media4Math: Approximately 100 video tutorials in algebra and geometry;
  • Nature Picture Library: More than 1,500 video clips featuring footage of animals in their natural habitats (no sound or transcripts); and,
  • Twig Education: Nearly 200 three-minute videos that align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and cover topics in the earth, space, life, physical and applied sciences.

GRCC users will be prompted for their last name and 7-digit Raider number. Science Reference Center is available through  MeL Michigan eLibrary Databases  – a federal-state matching grant providing content for all Michigan residents.

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AccessScience Trial Available

Some departments are seeking long-term (post-COVID) access to additional college-appropriate e-resources, so GRCC’s Library initiated a time-sensitive TRIAL to the AccessScience database from McGraw-Hill. This trial runs through May 31, 2020.  Use this direct password-authenticated link, prompting users for last name and 7-digit Raider number, or look for the trial on the Research Databases A-Z page.  Please share these links with your students.
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Let your librarian liaison know if this database has long-term use for you and your students.  A vendor Subject Guide describes database features.  If you are seeking other e-resources, please contact your liaison librarian.

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