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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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Saturday Hours Start!

We are delighted to share that Saturday Library Hours start September 11. We are open from 10:00am – 2:00pm. You’ll be able to browse the stacks, check out materials, use Course Reserve, access computers and printers, and get assistance from Masters-degreed Librarians. Full Library Hours are:

  • Mon.-Thursday: 7:30am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm
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See the Library Services Subject Guide for details.

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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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Why Use Subject Guides?

Subject Guides are created for students and faculty who are starting to search for educational resources. Use Subject Guides when you need to quickly connect to resources that are specific to your coursework. They are available for all academic departments, and you will find:

  1. the most pertinent Databases, and, often provide tips for searching.
  2. career resources, including professional associations, occupational information and outlook, and, 4-year transfer schools.
  3. quality, college-appropriate web resources.
  4. new titles (print and eBook) the Library obtained.
  5. a browsing list of periodicals, including research journals, in your field.
  6. Citation guides to help you cite resources you use correctly.

GRCC librarians curate Subject Guides specifically for GRCC users, using GRCC resources that correlate to our curriculum. Remember, too, to look for library guides at your next / transfer institution.

Subject Guide example

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Why Subject Guides?

Librarians curate [Subject Guides] to provide point-0f-use resources and tips that are related to the classes students take within an academic department. There’s a [Subject Guide] for each academic department, or, in a few cases, a combined Subject Guide serving multiple related departments. In addition, there are Subject Guides for all students, like [Careers], [Citing Sources], [eBooks at GRCC], or,  [Paying for College]. They are listed in alphabetical order – and we have more than 90 to choose from.

Subject Guide list

[Subject Guides] are a great resources for students because you’ll find a list of the best databases for your topic, copies of handouts that were used in our classes, a link to your liaison librarian, tips for searching, career information in the field of interest, browsing lists of periodicals serving a department, new titles, news feeds, and more.  They are especially handy and used a lot by students who are researching on their own.

Librarians also know that if you start using [Subject Guides] at GRCC, when you transfer to your next institution, you’re more likely to look for something similar at that school. And, because we use the same software as most US academic libraries for presenting our [Subject Guides], there’s a transfer of previous knowledge – aka – you’re going to be able to use them right away, on your own!

Take a look at the [Subject Guides] for the classes you are taking (or teaching!) and contact your liaison librarian with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

Communications Subject Guide

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