Category Archives: Subject Guides

Exam Week Extended Library Hours

Library Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8AM-6PM
  • Friday, April 30: 8AM-3PM (for technology and book returns only)
  • Saturday, May 1: 8AM-1PM (for technology and book returns only)

Technology must be returned in person to the Library Circulation Desk. Library books can be returned inside the Library, or, in the blue Book Return box on the Ransom Ave. plaza at the Front Entry.

Virtual Reference Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30AM-6PM
  • Friday: 7:30AM-5PM

For updates on library services, see the Virtual Services Subject Guide.

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What Career is in Your Future?

If you are considering a career change, or if you need information about a variety of career options, then our Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center database should be your first stop!

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center provides up-to-date information on over 3800 careers. Type in the name of the job into the search box and you will be presented with a profession profile, starting with an overview and quick facts, great for browsing the highlights. If the job sounds like a good fit, read the full article for details about the typical work day, education and training, earnings, outlook and advancement, and weblinks to professional organizations matching that job.

Ferguson's Quick Facts for Phlebotomy
Ferguson’s Quick Facts for Phlebotomy

Login with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more career resources, see the Careers Subject Guide, as well as the [Careers & Education] tabs on academic [Subject Guides].

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Nursing Test Prep Titles on Course Reserve

If you’re studying for the nursing HESI or NCLEX tests, take a look at the test preparation books GRCC has on Library Course Reserve. Test prep books are “hot” titles at GRCC.  When we can afford multiple copies, one copy is available for a short-term loan outside of the library, while the second copy is to be used in-the-Library-only.  That way, there is always one copy available for study (or for personally photocopying).  Few publishers will sell e-versions of test prep books to libraries; they just sell to individuals.

Nursing students studying for the NCLEX exam.
Nursing students studying for the NCLEX exam. (boardvitals.com)

Take a look at the HESI/NCLEX tab on the Nursing Subject Guide. Please – be considerate of others waiting to use copies that can be checked outside of the library. Return test prep books on-time!

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Plan to Return Technology & Books

GRCC Library laptops, hotspots, and other technology items are due to be returned by Thursday, April 29.  Technology must be returned in person to the Library Circulation Desk.

During the last week of the semester, in addition to normal hours (M- Th 8-6), the Library will be open two extra days for returns:

  • Friday, April 30 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Library books can be returned inside the Library, or, in the blue Book Return box on the Ransom Ave. plaza at the Front Entry.

For updates on library services, see the Virtual Services Subject Guide.

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Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

GRCC’s Academic Video Online / VAST database is regularly supplemented by new video, and this one will inform us all as society deals with the rise in mental health social problems and how police handle them with crisis intervention training.

Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops addresses how police officers address the mental health-related issues they encounter daily. This HBO Documentary film “follows two police officers with the San Antonio Texas Police Department who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment, one 911 call at a time.” Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more resources, check out the Criminal Justice Subject Guide.

Mental Health Police Officer
Mental Health Police Officer trainer

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