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Periodical Titles moving from Print to Online Only

Keeping with the print to online trend that began several years ago now, the GRCC Library continues to transition subscriptions to resources from print format to maintaining purely online access to editions for students, faculty, and staff.  As our society becomes increasingly reliant upon digital issues and online access, the field of library serials has moved to follow suit and meet the demands of users.  This means there are a growing number of magazines and journals which are now producing digital issues of their print publications.

Below are a list of titles which the library will no longer receive in print (although we will continue to maintain previous issues), however are, and will remain, accessible online through the library catalog via various databases or directly link to publisher’s site.

Click on the individual titles to be taken to our catalog where online access is available to the most recent issues published digitally.  Or, come in and read through the newest print editions while they are still available for several of those listed.

Questions or comments related to periodicals? Contact Marcia Lee, Serials Specialist, at 616-234-3879 or email her at mlee@grcc.edu.


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Periodical Titles in Transition

On a consistent basis the library goes through the process of “weeding” – meaning we clear out physical items or cancel online items that not being utilized in order to retain the most up useful resources for students, staff and faculty here at GRCC.  To balance out the decisions to drop titles, we are also continuously placing orders for new resources that will support the curriculum and benefit student studies.

The lists below identify magazine and journal titles which the library has recently, or will be discontinuing subscription to in the near future due to a variety of reasons.  You can also click on each title to be directed to the library catalog, if you are interested in seeing what issues are available in print and/or through online access.

The titles below have recently ended or will be ending in print soon, but current issues are accessible online:
America                                              American Sociological Review
Beijing Review                               British Heritage    
Christian Century                         Commonweal
Criminal Justice Ethics               Current History
Dance                                                 Dissent                                              
Education Digest                          Educational Leadership     
Film Comment                               Firehouse
Foreign Affairs                              Journal of Poverty
Modern Machine Shop              Outdoor Life
Popular Science                            The Progressive
Restaurant Hospitality             Science          
Social Policy                                  UN Chronicle       
US Catholic                                   UTNE Reader
The Writer     

The titles below are ending in print, and older issues will be retained on our shelves, although there will be no online access to them:
American Photo                         Fire Engineering
Mental Floss                                Michigan Bar Journal
Nursing Times

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