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Touchdown!

First photo from Perseverence Mars Robot Feb. 2021
This is the first image NASA’s Perseverance rover sent back after touching down on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. The view, from one of Perseverance’s Hazard Cameras, is partially obscured by a dust cover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

On Thursday, NASA’s Perseverence Rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars – and scientists are already studying photos transmitted across the miles of space. “A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith.”

If you’re a “space geek” or wonder why “space geeks” are out there, you might want to listen to Why do Humans Want to Set Foot on Mars?

Why Do Humans streaming video title screen
Mars: When Will Humans Get There? The Economist. 2019. Academic Video Online: Premium Database. Web.

Congratulations to NASA and the Perseverence Team! For more on astronomy, see the Astronomy Subject Guide.

 

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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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Find More with eJournal List

Many users find needed full-text articles while reviewing database results, but sometimes the journal you want is not available in the resource you are using. Have you ever limited your results to [Full-Text] online and lost the “best article”? We recommend that you check [eJournal List] which tells you whether GRCC licenses that desired journal – and in which database that content can be found.

eJournal results for Journal of Evidence-based….

GRCC’s Subject Guides list the top journals in an academic field on a [Periodicals] tab – and often those are the journals that are recommended for use in initial research assignments. But, [eJournal List] goes a step further and provides a list of eJournals specific to a particular field of interest; you can limit to peer-reviewed journals, too.

If the title and years of publication do not appear in [eJournal List], then request a copy of the article through RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan.

eJournal list for Nursing eJournals
eJournal List of Nursing Journals

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Children’s Literature Tool Enhanced

CLCD database logo

Librarians implemented a new & improved Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) database that will make Children’s Literature research easier! Need a science fiction title for a 12 year old? Looking for 5 books to use with a science lesson focusing on water, written at a certain Lexile? Or a book on Sojourner Truth for a 3rd grader? Hunting for a review of a children’s book? Or a list of award-winning children’s books? CLCD has those – and more!

CLCD provides diverse, unbiased reviews of PreK – 12 media of all types, along with thematic lists, 850+ award listings, and curriculum tools. And now, you can limit your results list to Juvenile titles that GRCC owns.

It’s an interesting and colorful database to browse. Take a look! Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more on juvenile literature, see the Children’s Literature Subject Guide.

CLCD database search for Sojourner

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Technology Checkouts Still Available

The Library is lending (and collecting) all student and faculty/staff loaner technologies. If you need more or different technology to be success in your learning or teaching, stop by the Library to check out:

  • laptops 
  • mobile hotspots 
  • webcams 
  • headsets 

See our Virtual Services Subject Guide for more information, including Library Open Hours.

Library staff member checks out technology to student

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