Category Archives: Periodicals

Periodicals – by any other name

Periodicals – that “library” word for a title which is published at different intervals – daily, weekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, annually, etc. The word “periodicals” is often used interchangeably with magazines or journals or newspapers, which actually denote different periodical tools for different audiences.

At GRCC, your instructor will often assign you to read periodicals of one kind or another, depending on the class, the assignment, and/or to introduce you to the peer-reviewed professional literature in your chosen field. Take a look at the periodicals in your field by viewing the [Periodicals] tab on your department’s [Subject Guide]. And, if you want to know more about periodicals in general, see the [Periodicals Subject Guide].

GRCC’s Library has about 400 current print subscriptions to periodicals shelved on the Library’s second floor – but, as you can imagine – we have over 40,000 online subscriptions! Use [eJournal List] to determine which periodicals we get online, and which database they can be found. Use your last name and 7-digit Raider number to access eJournals from off-campus.

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Get Alerts from Higher Ed Journals

While the bulk of our Library collection is focused on resources for student use, the Library licenses several higher education periodicals for the professional development of faculty and staff.

The [Faculty & Staff Resources Subject Guide] has a [Professional Reading] tab that includes a selective list of many of those full-text periodicals.

Staying up-to-date in higher education doesn’t have to be hard or take a lot of time. You can set up email alerts to notify you when new issues of specific periodical titles are available online.  To learn more about setting up this option, click into a chosen ejournal and look for [Share => Create an alert], [Create Journal Alert] or [Create Alert]. Contact your liaison librarian with any questions.

Alerts are also possible within most [Research Databases]. Craft a good search strategy and create an alert to email you links to full-text articles on that topic whenever new ones are added to the database

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Faculty & Staff Resources Subject Guide list of higher ed periodicals

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New York Times Extras

New York Times extra

GRCC has some “extras” in our New York Times Online license that you will want to try. If you haven’t created your FREE New York Times Group Pass yet, follow the directions on this page.

New York Times Cooking isn’t included in all Passes but it is included in GRCC’s to support the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education students and faculty, as well as other foodies on campus.

New York Times Cooking logo

New York Times Times Machine is a HUGE archive of issues dating back to September 1851. View world history as it happened through the lens of the New York Times. It is used across campus when readers need to find out what people knew about a topic during a certain era.

New York Times Times Machine

The Mini Crossword Puzzle: Our free Mini is a fun mind-bender – the “big” Crossword will cost you $40 a year and is not included in our Pass.

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Free New York Times Online

GRCC’s Library provides FREE access to the New York Times Online. NY Times Online is used in classes across campus, including: Business; Culinary Arts; Economics; History; Political Science; Theater; and more!

If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions on our NYT Subject Guide to create your account to activate your logon today.  If you’ve already created your logon (it’s good for one year) – take time to stay on top of national and world news.

New York TImes Online platforms

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New York Times Online

GRCC’s Library provides FREE access to the New York Times Online; it’s a $110 value. NY Times Online is used in classes across campus, including: Business; Culinary Arts; Economics; History; Political Science; Theater; and more!

If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions on our NYT Subject Guide to create your account to activate your logon today.  If you’ve already created your logon (it’s good for one year) – take time to stay on top of national and world news.

New York TImes Online platforms

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