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Seek Out Strangers

A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article by Daniel Everett of Bentley University in Massachusetts considers that “the less Diversity around the worldcomfortable we are, the more we learn.” Most of us understand the value of learning from diverse perspectives, but sometimes it’s  hard to ensure exposure to multiple alternative points of view. GRCC’s Library provides two databases that make it easier to read about diverse perspectives:

Take a look at what those databases have to offer, as well as others on the News Subject Guide. Off-Campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.

 

 

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Are you reading the New York Times Online?

New York TImes Online platforms

GRCC students, faculty & staff have complimentary access to New York Times Online through your GRCC Library!  If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions to activate your logon today – for free!

It’s a $110 value. If you’ve already created your logon (it’s good for one year) – take time to stay on top of national and world news. For more on New York Times Online, see our NYT Subject Guide!

  • Click http://accessnyt.com.
  • Enter Grand Rapids Community College in the [Find school] field.
  • Click [GO] and then click [Create Account] using your GRCC email address and a password of your choice. Follow the screen prompts to activate your Group Pass.
  • Mobile users may download FREE New York Times Apps.
  • After your Group Pass has been activated, you may enjoy access to NYTimes.com from any internet-connected network or location.

 

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New MeL Database: Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

When poetry or short stories call your name, take a look at a new database, Poetry & Short Story Reference CenterPoetry & Short Story Reference Center logo, available to GRCC through MeL Michigan eLibrary.  You can search the database by itself, or through our new OneSearch service!

This full-text database provides hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on topics including:  poetic forms; movements; and contemporary content from publishers. Our own Katie Kalisz, who will read from her new work of poetry on Thursday, Feb. 21, is included in this database.  See Kalisz, Katie. “The Gypsy Moths.” Dappled Things, vol. 9, no. 3, Sept. 2014, pp. 90–91.

If you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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New MeL Database: Literary Reference Center

If you have a literary bent, take a look at a new database, Literary Reference Center logoLiterary Reference Center available to GRCC through MeL Michigan eLibrary.

This full-text database provides info on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time.  There are hundreds of full-text classics, searchable by title, genre, and locale, and an Encyclopedia of Literature.

You can search the database by itself, or through our new OneSearch service!

If you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

Literary Reference Center Main Menu

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New MeL Database: Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center logoDo applied, earth, life, physical or space sciences bring out your “inner Geek?” If you said ‘yes’, take a look at our new database, Science Reference Center, available to GRCC through MeL Michigan eLibrary.

Designed for students, Science Reference Center contains full-text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and images.

You can search the database by itself, or through our new OneSearch service!

If you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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