If you lost access to a textbook due to our recent campus shift to online learning, VitalSource may be for you. You can access many (not all) etextbooks from participating publishers, available through May 25, 2020.
Go to VitalSource and click to [Create a VitalSource Account] if you haven’t already got one. You may select up to 7 titles. Be sure to create your account using your GRCC email address.
Textbook publishers coming together and opening up free access to their content is unprecedented and heartwarming!
If you checked out GRCC Library materials due anytime this semester, the due date has been extended and materials are now due Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Any GRCC overdue fines have been waived.
If you checked out interlibrary-loaned books (from other MeL or RaiderLoan libraries), the due dates are not GRCC’s to extend. When classes resume in person, please return those items to us as soon as possible and any interlibrary loan overdue fines will be waived.
We’re not Ghostbusters, but GRCC librarians continue to assist GRCC students and faculty. You can:
Recent questions included asking how to use eBooks, tips for finding professional journal articles for an assignment, creating a search strategy and limiting to college-appropriate full-text online, how to cite in MLA (and APA), and more!
It’s time for the 2020 Census, and as a college student, it’s important to know how your involvement counts. The decennial census collects data upon which political representation and legislation is based and return of tax dollars back to your community depends. “It doesn’t just impact their community this year — it impacts their community for the next 10 years. The census impacts power — your political representation and the resources you get” was an important message from Inside Higher Education.
Starting this week, US residents will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. When the invitation arrives, you can respond by mailing in the form, by phone, or online. Since GRCC is not a residential college campus where residence halls report census data, it’s up to the individual to be sure to be counted. The Census Bureau states, “When responding to the 2020 Census, college students should be counted where they live and sleep most of the time as of April 1, 2020.”
For more on Census 2020 check out this informative website. And be sure to be counted!
Tomorrow, Tuesday March 10, is the 2020 Presidential Primary.
Not registered to vote yet? You may still register to vote in person on Election Day – up to 8:00 p.m., with proof of residency. You may vote an absent voter ballot in person in the clerk’s office or vote in person in the proper precinct.
For information on where you should vote and what your ballot will look like, see the Secretary of State of Michigan’s Michigan Elections & Voter Information website.