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New Photography Titles on Display

Photography Display in the LLCStop by to check out the display of new photography books on the Library & Learning Commons 1st floor.  Steven Putt, the Visual Arts liaison librarian curated this display; take a look at the Visual Arts Subject Guide, too!


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New York Times Online to Continue!

New York TImes Logo

This year, the Library & Learning Commons offered access to the New York Time Online on  a trial basis.  We’re excited to announce that the trial has been hugely successful with over 36,650 uses from August through mid-March 2018!  Thanks especially go out to Heather Richards and Mike Light for requesting that we add a national newspaper to our collection – and to the entire Social Sciences Department for going in “halfsies” with us on the trial.  The Library will renew this license and cover the license cost in its entirety in the future!

Classroom faculty and librarians wanted a well-written and researched, real-time, full-image (including photos and cartoons)  national newspaper so students could broaden their understanding of important issues, use as a source to combat “fake news,” and where readers were not constantly hitting the payroll – aka the limit on free articles.  By alerting faculty to the continuance of New York Times Online now, they can plan new lessons knowing that students’ free access is ensured. Faculty can also sign up for a weekly email from New York Times in Education which recently published Over 1000 Writing Prompts for Students!

If you haven’t created your FREE New York Times Online logon, go to the New York Times Subject Guide today and start reading!


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New Books & Videos

Take a look at the most recent lists of newest books and streaming videos on library shelves (and virtual shelves!)  I’ve already selected a few I want to read.  How about you?Zingerman's Bakehouse cover




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Stephen Hawking Passes

Rock stars die and the whole world mourns – and we’re used to that.  Seldom, however, does the death of an academic – especially in a field like physics – touch so many people worldwide.  That describes the passing of world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. The BBC has an excellent short list of articles about his life and work.  GRCC’s Library has several of Hawking’s books which are quite accessible for general readers.  Learn something new about astrophysics – and the philosophy of life.

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New Films on Demand Streaming Videos

Films on Demand database screen

Take a look at these neat streaming videos recently added to GRCC’s e-collections! This month, Films on Demand (FOD) added over 300 new videos – on topics spanning: business marketing; careers; communications; criminal justice; environment; ethics;  gerontology;  health; hospitality; psychology; social geography; to, technology.  Videos contain either closed captioning or transcripts, so FOD meets GRCC’s accessibility guidelines.

For more options in streaming video, see the Multimedia & Image Resources Subject Guide.


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