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ProQuest eBooks migrate Saturday

On Saturday, June 26 from 8AM-4PM EDT, ProQuest Ebook Central will move from its current server to Amazon Web Services, and will be offline. During that time, users will not have access to holdings in ProQuest Ebook Central. eBooks from other vendors are not affected.

For GRCC users, this means that not only will the content in the ProQuest Ebook Central database be unavailable, links to that company’s eBooks appearing in Library Catalog and GRCC Library OneSearch results will not be active. We expect that ProQuest eBook resources will be available again Saturday evening.

ProQuest Ebook Central is a growing e-book collection spanning all academic subject areas including education, fine arts, history, language and literature, law, music, psychology, science, social sciences and technology. Most titles are available with unlimited simultaneous user licenses. All many be read online and most may be downloaded for 21-day loan periods. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more on eBooks, see the eBooks Subject Guide.

ProQuest eBook Central logo
ProQuest Ebook Central

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EBSCOHost eBooks Upgrade Scheduled

During the week of May 5-12, 2021, the EBSCOHost eBooks collection will undergo a system upgrade. This starts during GRCC’s interim week when it likely impacts few students, but it continues until midweek of the first week of the Summer session. During this time:

  • Users will be able to read eBooks online and download eBook chapters, and read previously downloaded eBooks.
  • Users will not be able to download full eBooks to read offline.

EBSCOHost eBooks are searchable through the EBSCOHost eBooks Database, in Library Catalog and Library OneSearch results, and are often linked through Subject Guides as well as in individual Blackboard courses.

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Diverse Voices in Fiction

Fiction eBook Carousel

While most titles the Library purchases relate directly to coursework, librarians also curate a small fiction collection for both academic work and leisure reading. Librarian Lori DeBie recently added several literary fiction titles that you won’t want to miss.

These eBook formatted titles reflect the work of a diverse group of award-winning authors, including Jim Shepard, James McBride, Valeria Luiselli, Jhumpa Lahiri, Hasan Namir, Junot Diaz, and Ta-Hanesi Coates. Their creds span the National Book Award, Pulitzer Award, the Edgar, Lamda Literary Award, New York Times Bestseller, Amazon Best Books, Oprah’s Book Club, and more.

Take a look at the Fiction carousel of titles on the eBooks Subject Guide. Off-campus users will logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number. Read them online, or, download them to your device.

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GRCC December Book Trends

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Need Books?

Need books to finish a research assignment?  Now is the time to use GRCC’s eBook collection.  From the Library’s homepage, type your search ebooks results page with numbersterms into the GRCC Library OneSearch box.  Then refine your results as follows:

  1. Click Full Text Online
  2. Click Book / eBook
  3. Select the Publication Date(s) appropriate to your topic and assignment.
  4. Click onto the Title URL, or the Preview link, to see if the title works for you.
  5. If you intend on using this title for your assignment, click the Quote Marks to get a formatted citation. (Woo-hoo!)

Questions?  Use the Chat service built into OneSearch, or, Ask-a-Librarian. We’re available to ensure you will be successful completing your course work!


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