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Why Use the OED?

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The OED Oxford English Dictionary is a stellar reference dictionary used by writers, readers, and researchers internationally. The print version of the OED encompasses more than 20 volumes on the Reference shelves, while our online version can be used by GRCC students and faculty from afar. The OED helps you:

  • Find meanings of words throughout history and see how language has changed
  • Search through quotations from a wide range of sources and time periods (including classic literature, specialist periodicals, film scripts, cookery books and more)
  • Use the Historical Thesaurus to track the changing language of the material world, the mind, and society, from the Anglo-Saxon period right until modern day
  • Look for definitions, spelling variations, pronunciation models, etymology, regional origins, usage information and more contextual information about how a word is used

Check out the OED’s Oxford Languages’ Words of an Unprecedented Year – a really interesting – and readable – report at how language evolved during 2020. Anyone can sign up for this FREE downloadable report.

Connect to GRCC’s OED from the Databases page with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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CONNECT Library Faculty Newsletter Published

Every semester, the Library publishes the CONNECT Library Faculty Newsletter to inform professors about new and changed services and collections we hope you will share with your students. Grab that last paczki (there were some left?) and a cup of your choice, and read our newest issue.

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It’s Going Tibia Okay!

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If you’re studying for Anatomy & Physiology (A&P), health professions, or exercise science classes, or if you just want to deepen your understanding of the human body, take a look at this 3-D Anatomy Quiz, recommended by HON Health on the Net. The free online quizzes – at four levels of difficulty – are surprisingly addicting to attempt.

For other quality health information on the public internet, search HON’s HONselect websites. HONselect “combines five information types – MeSH®, scientific articles, medical news, Websites and multimedia – into a single tool to better focus and accelerate searches for medical information. Thus it allows you to quickly and effectively find large amounts of medical information. The tool is used by health students.”

For more on selecting quality health information, see Evaluating Internet Health Resources.

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Exam Cram Continues This Weekend!

Exam Cram continues all week – through the weekend!  Yes, we’ve got extended QUIET STUDY hours (and more!!!) for you this weekend!

  • Saturday, Dec. 7 10-9
  • Sunday, Dec. 8 10-9

Check out the Exam Cram Subject Guide!

December 2019 Exam Cram poster

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Exam Cram Craft Stress Reliever Tomorrow!

Join us for a FREE exam stress-relieving  Exam Cram event in GRCC ‘s Library & Learning Commons Lobby from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Wed., Dec. 4.  This CraftSanity workshop, led by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, an adjunct journalism professor and handmade business lady, will teach attendees English paper piecing techniques to create patches, soft jewelry and full-sized quilts. While the workshop will not allow enough time to make a quilt, participants will each go home with a portable project to stitch on the go.
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For more info on Exam Cram, see our Exam Cram Subject Guide!

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