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New York Times Online to Continue!

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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 Films on Demand Streaming Videos

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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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New York Times Sign-Up Event

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On Tuesday, January 30, librarian Pete Lewandoski will provide hands-on help for students, faculty, and staff who wish to sign up for their FREE New York Times online subscription.

  • Applied Technology Center 2nd Floor Lobby – near Art & Bev’s
  • 11:30-1:30

NYTimes.com Group Passes are provided by GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons and the Social Sciences Department on a trial that will end in August.

For details, see GRCC’s New York Times Subject Guide.

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Artstor Adds 93,000 New Images!

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Artstor has released more than 93,000 new images from four of New York’s leading cultural institutions. This eclectic release ranges across the history and built environment of New York City itself to art and artifacts from the Renaissance through the present day. Included are images from the New York Historical Society, the Museum of the City of New York, the Morgan Library & Museum, and, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Take a look!

For additional images resources, see the Multimedia & Image Resources Subject Guide.  For additional arts resources, see the Visual Arts Subject Guide.

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New York Times Online – FREE

New York TImes LogoThe New York Times Online is available for free for all GRCC students, faculty, and staff when you sign up with your GRCC email address.  NYTimes.com Group Passes are provided by GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons and the Social Sciences Department on a one-year trial.

NYTimes.com Group Passes provide free access to the extensive news, multimedia and archives of the New York Times without needing to pay for their own subscription!

Create an account from any on- or off-campus location!  For details, see GRCC’s New York Times Subject Guide, or, call a Reference Librarian at 616-234-3868.

 

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