Tag Archives: Newspapers

Genealogy with Your Own LOM Library Card

Librarians are frequently asked about access to genealogical databases and local newspaper archives. GRCC collections serve the academic needs of students and faculty, so we don’t invest in those if they aren’t needed to support the curriculum. BUT – the Library of Michigan (LOM) does, and now you can get a free LOM library card!

Apply online by completing the form found here. Card information will be emailed to you. Use that LOM access to access their Family History e-resources, a selected list of which follows. 

Selected LOM Databases:

Library of Michigan Family History Databases

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November Hot Topics

Our NewsBank America’s News database provides Hot Topics – “an easier path to locating topics of interest related to current global issues, events and people for personal and course research.” 

“Wanna Say That to My Face” by Thomas Hawk is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

In addition to the expected election and Covid-related topics, November Hot Topics include: SCJ Amy Coney Barrett; Tulsa Race Riot Graves; Google Lawsuit; Catholic Same-Sex Civil Unions; Nobel Prize Winners, and Australia’s reintroduction of Tasmanian Devils. Take a look at the November 2020 Hot Topics.

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Grand Rapids Press now Full-Image

You asked for this – and now it’s here –  full-page images for the Grand Rapids Press from 2018 to the present, as delivered through the Newsbank Michigan Newspapers database. (Off-Campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.)  Other versions of the Press do not include graphics at all, OR, the MLive free version  does not include all the articles published in the print version of the Grand Rapids Press.     To see what other newspapers GRCC licenses, check out the News Subject Guide!GR Press front page
Grand Rapids Press image

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Free (to GRCC) New York Times Online

New York TImes Online platformsGRCC students, faculty & staff have complimentary access to New York Times Online through your GRCC Library!  If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions to activate your logon today – for free!

It’s a $110 value. If you’ve already created your logon (it’s good for one year) – take time to stay on top of national and world news. For more on New York Times Online, see our NYT Subject Guide!

  • Click http://accessnyt.com.
  • Enter Grand Rapids Community College in the [Find school] field.
  • Click [GO] and then click [Create Account] using your GRCC email address and a password of your choice. Follow the screen prompts to activate your Group Pass.
  • Mobile users may download FREE New York Times Apps.
  • After your Group Pass has been activated, you may enjoy access to NYTimes.com from any internet-connected network or location.

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Seek Out Strangers

A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article by Daniel Everett of Bentley University in Massachusetts considers that “the less Diversity around the worldcomfortable we are, the more we learn.” Most of us understand the value of learning from diverse perspectives, but sometimes it’s  hard to ensure exposure to multiple alternative points of view. GRCC’s Library provides two databases that make it easier to read about diverse perspectives:

Take a look at what those databases have to offer, as well as others on the News Subject Guide. Off-Campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.



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