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New York Times Online to Continue!

New York TImes Logo

This year, the Library & Learning Commons offered access to the New York Time Online on  a trial basis.  We’re excited to announce that the trial has been hugely successful with over 36,650 uses from August through mid-March 2018!  Thanks especially go out to Heather Richards and Mike Light for requesting that we add a national newspaper to our collection – and to the entire Social Sciences Department for going in “halfsies” with us on the trial.  The Library will renew this license and cover the license cost in its entirety in the future!

Classroom faculty and librarians wanted a well-written and researched, real-time, full-image (including photos and cartoons)  national newspaper so students could broaden their understanding of important issues, use as a source to combat “fake news,” and where readers were not constantly hitting the payroll – aka the limit on free articles.  By alerting faculty to the continuance of New York Times Online now, they can plan new lessons knowing that students’ free access is ensured. Faculty can also sign up for a weekly email from New York Times in Education which recently published Over 1000 Writing Prompts for Students!

If you haven’t created your FREE New York Times Online logon, go to the New York Times Subject Guide today and start reading!

 

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David Cope Poetry Reading Planned April 12

David Cope Poetry Reading Poster

Mark your calendar for 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 12. Post-Beat poet and Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Emeritus, David Cope, will read from his newest book, The Invisible Keys, New and Selected Poems, as well as from poems that span his bardic career.

The poetry reading will take place on the 2nd floor of Grand Rapids Community College’s  Library & Learning Commons. (140 Ransom Ave. NE, GR, 49503 – building #10 on the campus map).

A long-time GRCC English professor, Cope sparked the poetic imaginations of many of his students. Cope also served as editor of Grand Rapids Community College Display Magazine for many years. Copies of Cope’s book published by Ghost Pony Press will be available for sale at $16.

Open to the public. | Refreshments | Public parking available in the Bostwick Parking Ramp. (# 8 on the campus map).

See our Poetry Subject Guide!David Cope Poetry Reading poster

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Levinson to Speak on “Fake News in Real Context”

Plan to attend the next program in the  Combating Fake News series when Paul Levinson will discuss his book Fake News In Real Context.  Dr. Levinson will sign copies of his book after the presentation; the LLC has complimentary book copies for GRCC students, faculty and staff (while supplies last) available at the Circulation Desk.  See our Fake News Subject Guide for more information.

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018Fake News in Real Context cover
  • 1 – 2 pm
  • Library & Learning Commons 2nd – West
  • Refreshments!

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Spring Break update

Librarians are on Spring Break, too, but we’re checking Ask-a-Librarian at least once a day until the Library reopens on Monday, March 12.  If you need assistance, send us an Ask-a-Librarian question.  We’ll get back to you!

Don’t know where to get started with your literature search?  Select a Subject Guide tailored to the academic department where you are taking the course. It lists the databases most likely to be of use, lists of periodicals in the field, and a handy link to Citing Sources.

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New Films on Demand Streaming Videos

Films on Demand database screen

Take a look at these neat streaming videos recently added to GRCC’s e-collections! This month, Films on Demand (FOD) added over 300 new videos – on topics spanning: business marketing; careers; communications; criminal justice; environment; ethics;  gerontology;  health; hospitality; psychology; social geography; to, technology.  Videos contain either closed captioning or transcripts, so FOD meets GRCC’s accessibility guidelines.

For more options in streaming video, see the Multimedia & Image Resources Subject Guide.

 

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