Category Archives: Periodicals
Journal alert services let you know when a new issue of a full-text publication is available. Most database vendors offer an alert service. GRCC’s Library subscribes to several EBSCO databases which offer journal alerts, including:
- America: History and Life
- Applied Science & Technology
- Art Full Text
- Business Source Elite
- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)
- Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source
Login to your database, and then sign-in to your [My EBSCO] account. Click the [Publications] link at the top of the page, and select a full-text journal for which you want to receive alerts. Click the [Share] icon, and follow screen prompts to create your journal alert. Each time a new issue of your journal is available, you will receive an email with direct links to the articles in the new issue.
The GRCC Library provides students and faculty FREE online access to one of the longest surviving science journals, Nature. Prior to its inception, in the mid-19th century, scientists, astrologists, zoologists, and the like were often members of a Royal Society. Through these membership societies, there was continuous communication amongst scholars within the same domains, although published information was only available for members. Nature was created in an attempt to combine all science related research and communication into a single, collaborative platform.
Today, Nature continues to provide readers access to current jobs, research, trends, and issues present in various scientific fields. The overarching classifications covered within the publication are life sciences, earth sciences, physical sciences, clinical practice, and chemistry. Further, the journal often links science to social issues being experienced around the world, educating users on how science is intertwined within our society.
If your studies or personal interests have you seeking a quality, easily accessible resource pertaining to any of these domains you’ll definitely want to check Nature out!
To view current and past issues of this publication, CLICK HERE!
Whenever there is breaking science news, there is a good chance that it was first covered in the journal Science. “Founded by Thomas A. Edison in 1880 and published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science is the world’s largest circulation general science journal renowned for its highly-cited, peer-reviewed research papers, and its special strength in life science disciplines.”
Access the most recent issues of Science (2000-present) through our licensed link to the AAAS; older issues (back to 1880) are available through our JSTOR Life Sciences account.
Keeping with the print to online trend that began several years ago now, the GRCC Library continues to transition subscriptions to resources from print format to maintaining purely online access to editions for students, faculty, and staff. As our society becomes increasingly reliant upon digital issues and online access, the field of library serials has moved to follow suit and meet the demands of users. This means there are a growing number of magazines and journals which are now producing digital issues of their print publications.
Below are a list of titles which the library will no longer receive in print (although we will continue to maintain previous issues), however are, and will remain, accessible online through the library catalog via various databases or directly link to publisher’s site.
Click on the individual titles to be taken to our catalog where online access is available to the most recent issues published digitally. Or, come in and read through the newest print editions while they are still available for several of those listed.
- Community College Journal (ends July 2016)
- History Today (ends September 2016)
- The Humanist (ends July 2016)
- Language Arts (ends August 2016)
- Machine Design (ends September 2016)
- New Statesman (ends this month, April 2016)
- Reason (ends October 2016)
- Trial (ends September 2016)
- The Writer’s Digest (ends September 2016)
Questions or comments related to periodicals? Contact Marcia Lee, Serials Specialist, at 616-234-3879 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.