Category Archives: Subject Guides

Dog Days of Summer?

Dog Days of SummerAccording to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, “the Dog Days of Summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, which coincide with the dawn rising of Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest of the stars. This is soon after the Summer Solstice, which of course also indicates that the worst summer heat will soon set in.”

Try lakeside / beach time with your dog (and family?) to “take the edge off”  July heat, or, grab a telescope some night and look for Canis Major (Big Dog) with Sirius shining brightly. And take a look at the Astronomy Subject Guide.

 

Canis Major

Canis Major

 

 

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New York Times Online

GRCC’s Library provides FREE access to the New York Times Online; it’s a $110 value. NYTimes  is used in all sorts of classes, including: Business; Culinary Arts; Economics; History; Political Science; Theater; and more!

If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions to create your account on our NYT Subject Guide 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.

New York TImes Online platforms

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Writing Annotations?

Do you need to research and write an annotated bibliography instead of a full-length research paper? Well, you’re in luck – the Library can help with that!  Check out the Annotations Tab on the Citing Sources Subject Guide.    Learn the difference between descriptive and critical annotations, and see examples of each.

If you are not sure of which citation format you should use for this class, check your Blackboard syllabus.  And, if you need help with citing, please Ask-a-Librarian.

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RaiderLoan Article Ordering Re-Opens!

Article Borrowing through RaiderLoan has re-opened! We’re doing our very best to obtain the digital articles you need, and get them delivered to your GRCC email. See the RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Subject Guide to place your article requests. Remember, if you need help finding great resources for your assignments, Ask-a-Librarian!

  • Borrowing books and videos through RaiderLoan and all MeL Michigan eLibrary borrowing is still suspended due to library closures. We’ll let you know as soon as you can start ordering those again.
  • If you currently have any interlibrary loan titles checked out, return them to us when the Library re-opens. Overdue fines from lending libraries will be waived.

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Summer School and Your Library

May 11 – a new beginning  with GRCC Summer classes – one for which we hope you are signed up. Summer classes are a great way to get needed classes off your to-do list. Plus, did you hear about universal fees being cut?    The Library & Learning Commons website is “business as usual” –  and if you need to know more about doing college research online, take a look at the Virtual Services Subject Guide. Librarians are ready to assist you with research questions, access to learning materials, and more!

Virtual Services Subject Guide

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