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Ask-a-Librarian during the Thanksgiving Holiday

Many of you will be working on GRCC assignments during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Your GRCC Librarians will be answering Ask-a-Librarian questions exclusively from Tuesday Nov. 24 through Sunday Nov. 29. The answers might come back a little slower than usual (hey – we’re on holiday break, too!) but you’ll get answers!

Send your questions to Ask-a-Librarian!

And until then, we are answering questions through all virtual modalities during Virtual Reference Hours!

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Virtual Reference Assistance For You

GRCC Virtual Reference Hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Have an APA citing question? Need a list of professional journals in your field? Can’t find a college-level article that explains the PRO-CONS of a topic? Need an eBook on <name your topic>? Wondering if an internet website is legit? Need to narrow a research topic to articles published in peer-reviewed journals?

We will help answer all of those questions – and yours, too. Contact a GRCC librarian via:

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GRCC Library Here For You (despite Building Hours change)

GRCC is transitioning more in-person classes to virtual formats to slow the spread of Covid-19. Beginning November 18, 2020, the GRCC Library building will be open by appointment-only for checkouts and returns of laptops, hotspots, and other technology.  Schedule appointments with Cynthia Browne (616-389-4881 or cynthiabrowne @ grcc.edu). We continue to offer Virtual Services. Use:

As services evolve, see Virtual Services for details.

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APA 7 – There’s a rule for that!

APA coverThe American Psychological Association (APA) announced a revised version of their Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association in a 7th edition last Fall.  The APA announced that the new version would supersede the 6th edition during Spring 2020 semester, and most GRCC academic departments decided to make the move to the 7th edition this semester.

At GRCC, APA Style is typically used by: Business; Communication; Criminal Justice; Dental Assisting; Dental Hygiene; Exercise Science; Gerontology; Medical Assistant; Nursing; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Pharmacy Technician; Phlebotomy; Psychology; Radiologic Technology; Social Work; and, Sterile Processing.

Thanks goes to librarian Natalie Karsten who updated the Citing Sources Subject Guide with APA 7 rules for reference pages and in-text citations, and links to sources that will help students and their professors. Citing Sources is appended to almost all Library Subject Guides – so it’s easy to find.

If you need help citing, the easiest way to get it is to use Ask-a-Librarian.

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Try Ask-a-Librarian Today!

Ask-a-Librarian email reference requests are  a great way to request assistance from GRCC  Reference Librarians. You can also use OneSearch Chat, text us, call a Reference Librarian (616-234-3868), or, contact your department’s Liaison Librarian directly.

Ask-a-Librarian questions are answered during our Virtual Reference Service hours , and questions received outside those hours are answered first-thing on the next business day.

Ask-a-Librarian gives you the space to be complete when asking your question – enabling librarians to answer completely! Tell us which class your question relates to, about any assignment requirements, where you’ve already searched and what terms you used – and anything else that will inform librarians. Students and faculty tell us they like the ease of using Ask-a-Librarian, and that the answers are complete, helpful, and fast!

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