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Citing – a Fact of [Academic] Life

I forgot what citation style I'm supposed to use and at this point I'm too afraid to askDon’t be afraid to ask for help with your citation reference lists. Ask-a-Librarian, and take a look at the Citing Sources Subject Guide.  Two librarian favorites are:  APA from Purdue Owl  & MLA from Purdue Owl.

 

 

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Google & Beyond Workshops This Week in Your Library

Google and Beyond Workshops with tips for better Google search results will be offered to GRCC students in February.  Students will also learn about the Library and Learning Commons databases that provide 24/7 access to E-books full text periodicals — many including citing functions.  These workshops will occur in the LLC computer classroom 206.  No registration required!Google G logo

  • Monday, Feb. 6; 1-2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7; 2:15-3:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8; 6-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 9; 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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Request your Summer Session 2013 Semester Library Reservations now!

We are processing reservation requests for Summer 2013 Library and Information Literacy Instruction and/or seating for “Library Research Only” sessions.

Please use the online request forms located on the LLC website under [Forms], also shown below:
Information Literacy Request Form & Research Only Library Space Request

Students learn about college-level library services and collections, how to locate books, journal articles, and other quality learning resources, citing, and how to evaluate web sites.

  1. Have you seen the Library & Learning Commons streaming video tour? Please consider adding it to your Blackboard.
  2. If your class meets outside of the LLC’s regular Summer hours or at off-campus locations, we will happily scheduled sessions for you, too. Please reserve at least 2 weeks prior to the session.
  3. Library worksheets used in the past are posted to your department’s Subject Guide; we update them every time we teach. If we don’t yet have a Subject Guide covering your departments’ needs, please contact your liaison librarian.

While Nan Schichtel is on medical leave, please contact Miriam Thompson (616-234-3865) or Pat Ingersoll (616-234-3869) with questions.

We look forward to working with you and your students!

 

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Times still available to book information literacy classes and research-only library space!

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

Hard to believe that September is already half-over and we’re a mere 12 weeks from finals. If you haven’t visited the library yet to get one-on-one instruction or if you’re an instructor, and you haven’t scheduled your library class as of yet, now is the time!

From Nan Schichtel, Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian:

The library is processing reservation requests for Fall 2012 Library and Information Literacy Instruction and/or seating for “Library Research Only” sessions.  Please use the online request forms located on the library’s website or click on one of the links below:

Information Literacy Request Form        Research Only Library Space Request

Students will learn about college-level library services and collections, how to locate books, journal articles and other quality learning resources, citing, how to evaluate web sites, and much more. Sessions are typically booked during the library’s open hours.

If you would like to schedule instruction for classes that meet outside of the library’s open hours or at an off-campus location, space is available when reserved at least 2 weeks prior to the session.

Please contact Nan Schichtel (616-234-3082) with any questions.

Lastly, please consider contributing to the library’s Subject Guide for your department, or link to it via to your Blackboard and/or departmental website.  If we don’t yet have a Subject Guide covering your departments’ needs, please contact your liaison librarian.

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Request Summer Library Instruction / Information Literacy

The Library is accepting Summer 2011 reservation requests for Library/Information Literacy Instruction and/or seating for “Research Only” sessions. Please use the online request forms below; they are also found under Faculty Resources on the Library & Learning Commons website. Contact Nan Schichtel (libraryinstruction@grcc.edu – or – 616-234-3868) with questions.

Information Literacy Request Form
Research Only Library Space Request

We provide instruction for: traditional, Blackboard and hybrid classes; classes meeting outside of the LLC’s regular hours*; and, classes at Off-campus locations*. Librarians look forward to working with you and your students this summer!

* Please allow 2 weeks notice

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