Staying up-to-date in higher education doesn’t have to be hard or take a lot of time. You can set up email alerts to notify you when new issues of specific periodical titles are available online. To learn more about setting up this option, click into a chosen ejournal and look for [Share => Create an alert], [Create Journal Alert] or [Create Alert]. Contact your liaison librarian with any questions.
Alerts are also possible within most [Research Databases]. Craft a good search strategy and create an alert to email you links to full-text articles on that topic whenever new ones are added to the database
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Many users find needed full-text articles while reviewing database results, but sometimes the journal you want is not available in the resource you are using. Have you ever limited your results to [Full-Text] online and lost the “best article”? We recommend that you check [eJournal List] which tells you whether GRCC licenses that desired journal – and in which database that content can be found.
GRCC’s Subject Guides list the top journals in an academic field on a [Periodicals] tab – and often those are the journals that are recommended for use in initial research assignments. But, [eJournal List] goes a step further and provides a list of eJournals specific to a particular field of interest; you can limit to peer-reviewed journals, too.
The GRCC Library provides students and faculty FREE online access to one of the longest surviving science journals, Nature. Prior to its inception, in the mid-19th century, scientists, astrologists, zoologists, and the like were often members of a Royal Society. Through these membership societies, there was continuous communication amongst scholars within the same domains, although published information was only available for members. Nature was created in an attempt to combine all science related research and communication into a single, collaborative platform.
Today, Nature continues to provide readers access to current jobs, research, trends, and issues present in various scientific fields. The overarching classifications covered within the publication are life sciences, earth sciences, physical sciences, clinical practice, and chemistry. Further, the journal often links science to social issues being experienced around the world, educating users on how science is intertwined within our society.
If your studies or personal interests have you seeking a quality, easily accessible resource pertaining to any of these domains you’ll definitely want to check Nature out!
To view current and past issues of this publication, CLICK HERE!
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.