Category Archives: Staff Favorites

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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Spooky Stuff

Check out the 3 mini-displays of Halloween-ish reading that Adjunct Librarian Mary Johnson has curated for us this month. Whether you like to read about haunted houses, ghosts, monsters, witches, zombies, or scary campfire tales, we’ve got some fun reading for you this month!

Halloween book display #1
Halloween book display #2
Halloween book display #3

Take a short break from your studies and make time to read “scary stuff!” As usual, anything on the display may be checked out at the Circulation Desk with your RaiderCard.

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Career Shopping?

Lots of students choose GRCC because it’s a great place to affordably try out classes in many different interest areas. If you are “shopping” for a career focus, we recommend Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center database.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is  the place to start your search when you’re  wondering what career is right for you, with information on over 3800 careers.  There are links to current job and internship opportunities, and there’s a career interest assessment tool, too.

You’ll find Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center under “F” on the Library’s Database page, on the Careers Subject Guide, as well as many other Subject Guides.  On-campus networked users can click right into the database.  Off-campus and wireless users must logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.   Try it today!

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center screen shot
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

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A City Within a City : The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan

It’s not a new book, but it’s a great read. And, it’s finally available in unlimited user eBook format – that’s great since our print book is usually checked out. Dr. Todd Robinson‘s A City Within a City : The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “Robinson examines the civil rights movement in the North by concentrating on the struggles for equality in Grand Rapids, Michigan. School integration and bureaucratic reforms as well as the role of black youth activism detail the diversity of black resistance. Understanding race relations in Grand Rapids has broader implications for illuminating the twentieth-century African American urban experience.”

A City Within a City : The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Need a Medical Terminology Boost?

If you plan to be ready to jump into your Fall allied health classes, or if you’re taking a Summer class where you’ve discovered your medical terminology knowledge isn’t quite up-to-speed, check out the Library’s Medical Terminology titles on the Anatomy & Physiology Subject Guide. Most are available in eBook format, while a few can be checked out from Course Reserve at the Library’s Circulation Desk.

One of my favorites is Henderson & Dorsey’s 2019 edition of Medical Terminology for Dummies. The for Dummies series is known for their ability to provide understandable text for beginners or those who need review.

Medical Terminology for Dummies
Medical Terminology for Dummies

Logon to read (and maybe even download) eBooks with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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