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Ask-a-Librarian!

Get help with all your college-level research needs. Contact a librarian:

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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Ask-A-Librarian

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You’re either half-way through a summer-long class or just starting a second 7-week class – and you probably have questions. If you’ve got questions, GRCC librarians have answers.

  • How to find full-text articles for that assignment where it’s a requirement to use professional journals?
  • How to cite using one of the three formats recommended on campus?
  • How to find and use eBooks since required reading includes library eBooks?
  • How to get copies of books and articles from other libraries for free?
  • <Insert your library resource question here?>

Contact us by Ask-a-Librarian email, OneSearch Chat, or contact the liaison librarian assigned to serve the academic department for the class you are taking. Librarians are available during Library open hours, but often answer reference questions outside of their work hours. (Yay, librarians!)

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Summer Building & Reference Hours

Library Building Hours for the Summer 2021 Semester are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8AM-5PM

Reference Hours for the first Summer 2021 Semester are:

  • Monday – Friday: 8AM-5PM

Contact a GRCC Reference Librarian via:

For updates on library services, see the Virtual Services Subject Guide.

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Need Help?

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? Have to narrow a research topic to articles published in peer-reviewed journals?

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

GRCC Virtual Reference Hours are:

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

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Ask a “Good Question”

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:

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  • 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?”

GRCC has librarians ready and waiting to answer your questions – how may we help you?

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