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Get Back to Nature

If you’re someone who enjoys a good tramp through the woods, across fields, or on a dune, then A Field Guide to thField Guidee Natural Communities of Michigan is for you. Billed as the “essential guidebook to the natural communities of Michigan,” this book will help you understand the natural Michigan landscapes you encounter.

The e-book is available for an unlimited number of simultaneous GRCC users online, and can also be downloaded for 21 days – which will work great when you want to take it on a hike.  Plus we have a print copy. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number if you are off-campus or using wireless on campus.  Take a look, and put on your walking boots!





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Encyclopedia of Mental Health – new online!

Encyclopedia of Mental Health coverThe long-awaited second edition of Howard Friedman’s Encyclopedia of Mental Health, covering all aspects of mental health, is now available.  With updated encyclopedia articles written by experts, our e-book version is easier to use than the print version; researchers will find more focused articles faster. GRCC’s Library licensed it for use by an unlimited number of multiple users at a time.   Encyclopedia of Mental Health was chosen as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2016.

This new reference book has been added to several Subject Guides and can be accessed through RaiderSearch Catalog as well. Browse this title now!

Licensed off-campus users may be asked for their last name and Raider number.

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Scout Report

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Friday e-mails aren’t always welcome as we try to empty our inboxes before the weekend.  But one Friday e-mail that I look forward to receiving is the Scout Report.  This University of Wisconsin-Madison curated resource is “one of the Web’s oldest and most respected current awareness services. Published every Friday since 1994, it is received by more than 50,000 readers every week.”  It is a great way to stay informed about valuable online resources.  Sign up for the always interesting Scout Report.

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CONNECT Faculty Newsletter – Winter 2016 issue published

Connect Winter 2016We publish the CONNECT Faculty Newsletter for faculty, but students tell us they find it useful, too! Past issues are available on the Faculty Resources Subject Guide.

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Classics at the library

By Janelle Yahne
Library Circulation Associate

After weeks of reading textbooks, it is time to curl up with something fun to read. How about a classic? The library is home to numerous classics, including banned books, old and new. Here are two of my favorite classics to get into the mood for leisurely reading.

Emma is a wonderful light read and great introduction to Jane Austen’s writing. This might cause a small controversy, but I enjoyed this book more than Pride and Prejudice. I even enjoyed the movie adaptation of Emma, starring Kate Beckinsale. The book is available as an eBook (through Modern Library, Penguin Books, and Project Gutenberg), a physical book, and as another BBC movie version from the 1970’s.

A Room with a View makes me dream about Italy. E.M. Forster, also known for Howard’s End, has a light writing style, floating the reader around Italy as the main character gains her independence. This book is available as a physical book, eBook, and as a Merchant/Ivory film starring a young Helena Bonham Carter. We do not have the film, but it can be found in MeLCat and sent to the library!

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