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.
Black Thought and Culture non-fiction writings by major American black leaders and public figures, including previously inaccessible material (letters, speeches, political leaflets, interviews, trial transcripts, etc.)
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.”
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.
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!
A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article by Daniel Everett of Bentley University in Massachusetts considers that “the less comfortable 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: