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We’ve got terrific traditional and eCollections. We’ll share tricks and tips when using professional Research Databases, and help you discover gems on our Subject Guides. Citing – we help with that, too!

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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.

Periodicals word cloud

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SMART Imagebase Scientific & Medical Art

The Scientific & Medical ART (SMART) Imagebase is a collection of 20,000+ high quality downloadable illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other health science topics. Users may use the images for educational, non-commercial use in assignments, lectures, presentations, and on web sites.

SMART Imagebase logo

A GRCC student who anticipates knee replacement surgery viewed a medical animation of that procedure. Teacher education students use it for K-12 lesson plans. A&P students use the coloring book pages to help them retain their knowledge of anatomical structures. Professors and tutors in Anatomy & Physiology, Dental, Nursing, OTA, RadTech, Continuing Ed General Health, and Exercise Science programs use this resource a lot!

Logon to SMART Imagebase from the Database page, as well as from links on many allied health Subject Guides.

SMART Imagebase screen shot

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Let Them Eat (Cup)Cakes …

Schichtel Retirement Invitation

Students and faculty are invited to drop in to the Library Lobby tomorrow (Tuesday, 2/8) for a cup of coffee and a cupcake – socially distanced, of course – to celebrate my retirement as Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian. I’ve worked at GRCC since 2007 – and have loved every minute of it!

Like all librarians, I have worked with you in-person and virtually at the Reference Desk, taught information literacy sessions both on- and off-campus, curated library collections that advance your subject knowledge, and served as liaison librarian to several departments and services. I will especially miss working with liaison students, faculty & staff in: Careers; CEGH (Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician; Phlebotomy; Sterile Processing); College Learning Studies / Counselors; Craft Brewing; Culinary Arts; Dental Programs; Exercise Science; General Health; Nursing Programs; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Off-Campus Library Service; Political Science; Radiologic Technology, and TRiO.

I am thankful for the professional development opportunities afforded me by the College as a member of American Library Association / Association of College & Research Libraries including: secretary and chair of the Community & Junior College Library section (2011-2013) and Distance Learning Section Member at Large (2006-2008), and past treasurer for the National Council of Learning Resources. And, it was just darn fun to be on Michigan eLibrary Database selection teams these last many years.

I am a GRCC Alum, who has followed an interesting career path during exciting technological times; thank you for your part in that journey.

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Great American Pie Month? Yes, Please!

February is Great American Pie Month. Who decided that, I do not know, but I highly support anything that honors Pie’s place in America! And, not just Apple Pie!

Great American Pie Month Book Display

How to Celebrate Great American Pie Month

Delishably provides a list of several ways to celebrate Great American Pie Month:

  1. The best way to celebrate it has to be throwing a pie party.
  2. Bake a pie a day
  3. Bake a pie you’ve never made before
  4. Eat some pie for breakfast
  5. Make a pot pie for dinner
  6. Cheat one night (or two) and order a pizza pie
  7. Let everyone make their own mini pie
  8. Play Pie Face a game by Hasbro (there are several versions to choose from)

Librarian Mike Klawitter curated the Great American Pie Month display with several titles from our collection. Take a quick trip to the second floor of the Library; you’re welcome to check out any of the titles on display. Many print titles on pie are found in the Circulation Collection at 641.8652 – and we have more in other call number ranges.

Why so many books on pie, pizza, tarts and similar goodies? The Library supports the instructional needs of Culinary Arts programs run by the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, that’s why!

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