Category Archives: Subject Guides

Periodicals – by any other name

Periodicals – that “library” word for a title which is published at different intervals – daily, weekly, monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, annually, etc. The word “periodicals” is often used interchangeably with magazines or journals or newspapers, which actually denote different periodical tools for different audiences.

At GRCC, your instructor will often assign you to read periodicals of one kind or another, depending on the class, the assignment, and/or to introduce you to the peer-reviewed professional literature in your chosen field. Take a look at the periodicals in your field by viewing the [Periodicals] tab on your department’s [Subject Guide]. And, if you want to know more about periodicals in general, see the [Periodicals Subject Guide].

GRCC’s Library has about 400 current print subscriptions to periodicals shelved on the Library’s second floor – but, as you can imagine – we have over 40,000 online subscriptions! Use [eJournal List] to determine which periodicals we get online, and which database they can be found. Use your last name and 7-digit Raider number to access eJournals from off-campus.

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Should you share it?

This is National News Literacy Week, an annual event that underscores the vital role of news literacy in a democracy. The and provides free resources to help people of all ages and backgrounds to become savvier consumers of news and other information. The week is sponsored by the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, and the E.W. Scripps Company.

Visit and take the quiz, Should you share it?, to test your ability to tell the difference between social media posts that are false or misleading and those that are credible.

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Stop the Flood PSA

For more information on this important topic, see the Fake News Subject Guide.

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Espanol medico

If working in healthcare is your goal, knowing basic medical terms in Spanish will be useful.  You can learn, or brush up on, terminology using Subject Guide resources found on Medical Spanish.
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EXTRA! Read all about it in the New York Times Online

GRCC’s Library provides FREE access to the New York Times Online. NY Times Online is used in classes across campus, including: Business; Culinary Arts; Economics; History; Political Science; Theater; and more!

New York TImes Online platforms

If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions on our NYT Subject Guide to create your account to activate your logon today.  If you’ve already created your logon (it’s good for one year) – take time to stay on top of national and world news.

GRCC has some “extras” in our New York Times Online license that you will want to try. 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.

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Times Machine from GRCC’s New York Times!

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New Career Streaming Videos

Some of the most popular streaming videos that GRCC’s Library licenses are those in Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight collection from Films on Demand. Candid video interviews with professionals across multiple industries cover topics including: keys to success in the field, education and certification requirements, general workplace atmosphere, a typical day on the job, industry-specific challenges, what the future holds, advice for breaking into the profession, and more.

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“3-D Printing Specialist—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight.” Films On Demand, Films Media Group, 2021,

This series contains 240 career videos. New videos this month include:

For more Career resources, check out the Careers Subject Guide.

On-campus networked users click right into the title.  Off-campus users will be prompted to login with last name and 7-digit Raider number.   Try it today!

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