Nobody is better than Ken Burns when it comes to crafting documentaries that speak to almost everyone. This is the case with Country Music, an 8-part series on the history of country music – “from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity – and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it “America’s Music.”
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The OED Oxford English Dictionary is a stellar reference dictionary used by writers, readers, and researchers internationally. The print version of the OED encompasses more than 20 volumes on the Reference shelves, while our online version can be used by GRCC students and faculty from afar. The OED helps you:
- Find meanings of words throughout history and see how language has changed
- Search through quotations from a wide range of sources and time periods (including classic literature, specialist periodicals, film scripts, cookery books and more)
- Use the Historical Thesaurus to track the changing language of the material world, the mind, and society, from the Anglo-Saxon period right until modern day
- Look for definitions, spelling variations, pronunciation models, etymology, regional origins, usage information and more contextual information about how a word is used
Check out the OED’s Oxford Languages’ Words of an Unprecedented Year – a really interesting – and readable – report at how language evolved during 2020. Anyone can sign up for this FREE downloadable report.
Connect to GRCC’s OED from the Databases page with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.
Many users find needed full-text articles while reviewing database results, but sometimes the journal you want is not available in the resource you are using. Have you ever limited your results to [Full-Text] online and lost the “best article”? We recommend that you check [eJournal List] which tells you whether GRCC licenses that desired journal – and in which database that content can be found.
GRCC’s Subject Guides list the top journals in an academic field on a [Periodicals] tab – and often those are the journals that are recommended for use in initial research assignments. But, [eJournal List] goes a step further and provides a list of eJournals specific to a particular field of interest; you can limit to peer-reviewed journals, too.
Librarians implemented a new & improved Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) database that will make Children’s Literature research easier! Need a science fiction title for a 12 year old? Looking for 5 books to use with a science lesson focusing on water, written at a certain Lexile? Or a book on Sojourner Truth for a 3rd grader? Hunting for a review of a children’s book? Or a list of award-winning children’s books? CLCD has those – and more!
CLCD provides diverse, unbiased reviews of PreK – 12 media of all types, along with thematic lists, 850+ award listings, and curriculum tools. And now, you can limit your results list to Juvenile titles that GRCC owns.
It’s an interesting and colorful database to browse. Take a look! Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more on juvenile literature, see the Children’s Literature Subject Guide.
GRCC’s NewsBank America’s News database provides Hot Topics – the “most popular trending news headlines and topics including sports, environment, business, fine arts and architecture, and more.”
February Hot Topics cover: the XL Keystone Pipeline; National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman; the Covid vaccine rollout; the coup in Myanmar; Reddit stock activity; Super Bowl ad rollback; and, Jockey of the Year Frankie Detton. Take a look at the February Hot Topics. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.