Category Archives: Subject Guides

What Journals Do We Have in……?

eJournal PortalGRCC’s eJournal Portal provides access to always up-to-date lists of periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, etc.) licensed for your use.  From the Library’s homepage, select [eJournal Portal] and limit your results to Journals only. Select the broad Subject you’re looking for – and drill down to select the more specific subcategory. For example, when seeking a list of  Nursing journals, choose [Health & Biological Sciences] and select the Nursing subcategory to discover 1059 links to eJournals!

eJournal Nursing subcategory

Click through to the periodical of interest. If you’re on wi-fi or off-campus, you may be prompted for your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

[eJournal Portal] is great for browsing, but if you need to do a real literature search, be sure to use a database suggested on the appropriate [Subject Guide].

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Free (to GRCC) New York Times Online

New York TImes Online platformsGRCC students, faculty & staff have complimentary access to New York Times Online through your GRCC Library!  If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions to activate your logon today – for free!

It’s a $110 value. If you’ve already created your logon (it’s good for one year) – take time to stay on top of national and world news. For more on New York Times Online, see our NYT Subject Guide!

  • Click http://accessnyt.com.
  • Enter Grand Rapids Community College in the [Find school] field.
  • Click [GO] and then click [Create Account] using your GRCC email address and a password of your choice. Follow the screen prompts to activate your Group Pass.
  • Mobile users may download FREE New York Times Apps.
  • After your Group Pass has been activated, you may enjoy access to NYTimes.com from any internet-connected network or location.

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Copyright Assistance for Faculty

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Do you have copyright questions? There are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-for students-to-print course packs. Contact your assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or in course packs.

Librarians can help you use RightFind Academic Copyright Clearance Center‘s annual academic license.  Be sure to create a logon while you are on-campus if you intend to use RightFind from off-campus.  Librarians can help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve;  or permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard. Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.

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Seek Out Strangers

A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article by Daniel Everett of Bentley University in Massachusetts considers that “the less Diversity around the worldcomfortable we are, the more we learn.” Most of us understand the value of learning from diverse perspectives, but sometimes it’s  hard to ensure exposure to multiple alternative points of view. GRCC’s Library provides two databases that make it easier to read about diverse perspectives:

Take a look at what those databases have to offer, as well as others on the News Subject Guide. Off-Campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.

 

 

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They Should Teach THAT in School….

Will College Pay Off? book coverSocial media onlookers recognize the phrase – “They should teach THAT in school” – usually about topics that families used to teach their own kids. The  Library’s Paying for College Subject Guide is one way GRCC teaches you about financial literacy.  Start reading – and maybe ask your family to read with you!

You might also want to take a look at Peter Cappelli’s Will College Pay Off? : A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You’ll Ever Make, PublicAffairs, 2015. It’s available in ebook multiple user license format – so we can all read at the same time. Off-campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.

 

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