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JSTOR Daily: Where News Meets Its Scholarly Match

I recently discovered JSTOR Daily – and love it!  JSTOR Daily is an online publication that publishes “weekly feature articles that explore the sometimes-hidden depths of newsy topics.” Basically, the editors take a popular culture topic – something very much “in the news” or on your Facebook page – and they provide a well-written readable essay on the subject along with links to scholarly JSTOR articles.  GRCC licenses many JSTOR database subsets, so, while you have easiest access on-campus,  you can logon to JSTOR here with your last name and 7-digit Raider number and read the scholarly articles, too.  Read smarter with JSTOR Daily.

JSTOR Daily masthead


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JSTOR is Working Again!

jstor logoRecent problems in accessing JSTOR have been fixed! You should be able to search, browse, and access all  journal articles – and not just the first page of those articles.   JSTOR is a great database to search for scholarly articles in most academic disciplines.  Give it a try today, and remember to  call a Reference Librarian at 616-234-3868, or send us an Ask a Librarian request if you have any questions!

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Library Journal’s top rated databases

By Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

In recent months, a group of choice librarians and Library Journal reviewers were selected to evaluate databases which exist today for library use. In the end, the finalists were placed in specific categories, highlighting numerous resources of which several can be found right here at your GRCC Library. Below are the databases that made the “Top Database List” in their respective categories and they are available for access right now (requires RaiderLogin off campus):

Best Overall
Credo Reference

Most Ambitious in Scope or Content
Gale Virtual Library
Runner-up: Ebscohost eBooks (Formally NetLibrary.)

Most Elegant Runner-up: Oxford Art Online
Best Original Content Runner-up: CQ Researcher
Patron’s Favorites Runners-up: JSTOR and Naxos Music Library

To view a full list of the databases we offer alphabetically, click here. (We also offer the option of searching for databases by subject area.) We do our best to provide you with the most up-to-date & quality resources we possibly can, so although many of our databases did not “make the cut,” don’t doubt for a second that they aren’t just as useful for your research. Check them out today! 🙂

To view the rest of the finalists & runner-ups, click here.

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JSTOR Datasets Expand

GRCC Library & Learning Commons has been a participant in JSTOR, but has recently added the Arts & Sciences VI and VIII, Life Sciences, and Ireland Collections. Students, faculty, and staff are authorized for access both on and off-campus. News and announcements about these collections will be posted here as appropriate.

Journal title lists of all collections are available at “About-The Archives-Available Collections” on the following page:


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