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Ask-a-Librarian!

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Get help with all your college-level research needs. Contact a librarian:

We’ve got terrific traditional and eCollections. We’ll share tricks and tips when using professional Research Databases, and help you discover gems on our Subject Guides. Citing – we help with that, too!

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Ask-a-Librarian!

Librarians will help you with all your college-level research needs. Contact us:

We’ll introduce you to the traditional and eCollections, tricks and tips when using professional Research Databases, discover gems on our Subject Guides, as well as how to use the correct internal and bibliographic citation format for your classes.

Visit the Library & Learning Commons! We hope you’ll choose us for your on-campus study space.

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Virtual Reference Service Hours Change

During the second Summer Session which starts Tuesday, June 29, Virtual Reference coverage will change – and will mirror Building and Circulation Desk Service Hours:

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Thursday
  • Closed Friday – Sunday

Contact a Reference Librarian via Ask-a-Librarian Email; OneSearch Chat, Text, or contact your liaison librarian.

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Answers with Authority: Oxford Reference

Using reference books to begin your research is a great way to find out facts, definitions, and other details that will familiarize you with – and help you better understand – a new field of interest. Reference books, including dictionaries, encyclopedia, atlases, handbooks, and manuals, pack a lot of information into titles that are easy-to-use.

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Oxford Reference Collection

At GRCC, you will find reference books in print on the Library’s first floor, or online through a variety of entry points. GRCC Library OneSearch will point you to articles in many reference eBooks. Most Subject Guides will list print and eBook reference books specific to that Subject Guide department or topic – often in a Reference Book box. Plus, we provide a Reference Subject Guide that can help you get started.

One collection of reference eBooks I particularly like is Oxford Reference; you can find it under the letter O on the Databases page. Our Oxford Reference collection contains over 300 reference titles from this highly-reputable publisher.

Whether you are starting your research and need an overview, or, if you are writing an assignment and realize you need to cite an authoritative, quality definition or explanation, try Oxford Reference. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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Ask-A-Librarian

Ask-A-Librarian email reference requests are a fast and easy way to request assistance from GRCC Reference Librarians. The email form gives you the space to be completely ask your question – so librarians can answer completely!

Tell us which class your question relates to, about any assignment requirements, where you’ve already searched and what terms you used – and anything else that will inform librarians.

Contact us during Virtual Reference Hours – but your GRCC librarians often answer reference questions outside of those hours and on weekends, too.

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