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.
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.
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.
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To get the assistance you need, it’s important for library users to “ask a good question,” but even more so when virtual technology stands between the requestor and the librarian. We suggest you share information about your topic and your assignment up-front including:
specifics about the topic you’ve chosen, or, that you need help choosing a topic;
what class the question pertains to – or that it is for personal use – we help with those, too;
your professor’s name (we may know their assignment);
assignment specifics (must use peer-reviewed journals, MLA or APA citing, when it’s due, etc.); and,
what terms you’ve used and what databases or websites you’ve already searched.
For instance, “I’m taking SO200 with Prof. Jones. I have to write an annotated bib (APA) with 10-15 professional or trade journals and they cannot be older than 10 years. The topic I chose is “the impact of Covid on domestic violence.” I’ve searched OneSearch using those words but don’t know how to limit it to professional sociology journals. She said use SocIndex?? It’s due this Friday, so they have to be short articles. What’s the difference between an annotated bib and the abstract?”
In honor of Black History Month, we are delighted to provide GRCC students and faculty access to John Lewis: Good Trouble – “an intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism.”
“After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round trip bus ticket to meet with him. From that meeting onward, Lewis became one of King’s closest allies. He organized Freedom Rides that left him bloodied or jailed, and stood at the front lines in the historic marches on Washington and Selma. He never lost the spirit of the “boy from Troy” and called on his fellow Americans to get into “good trouble” until his passing on July 17, 2020.”
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GRCC’s NewsBank America’s News database provides Hot Topics – the “most popular trending news headlines and topics including sports, environment, business, fine arts and architecture, and more.”
February Hot Topics cover: the XL Keystone Pipeline; National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman; the Covid vaccine rollout; the coup in Myanmar; Reddit stock activity; Super Bowl ad rollback; and, Jockey of the Year Frankie Detton. Take a look at the February Hot Topics. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.