Tag Archives: Textbooks

Virtual Reference Assistance For You

GRCC Virtual Reference Hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Have an APA citing question? Need a list of professional journals in your field? Can’t find a college-level article that explains the PRO-CONS of a topic? Need an eBook on <name your topic>? Wondering if an internet website is legit? Need to narrow a research topic to articles published in peer-reviewed journals?

We will help answer all of those questions – and yours, too. Contact a GRCC librarian via:

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GRCC Library Here For You (despite Building Hours change)

GRCC is transitioning more in-person classes to virtual formats to slow the spread of Covid-19. Beginning November 18, 2020, the GRCC Library building will be open by appointment-only for checkouts and returns of laptops, hotspots, and other technology.  Schedule appointments with Cynthia Browne (616-389-4881 or cynthiabrowne @ grcc.edu). We continue to offer Virtual Services. Use:

As services evolve, see Virtual Services for details.

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Need a Textbook? Try VitalSource

If you lost access to a textbook due to our recent campus shift to online learning, VitalSource may be for you. You can access many (not all) etextbooksVitalSource graphic from participating publishers, available through May 25, 2020.

Go to VitalSource and click to [Create a VitalSource Account] if you haven’t already got one.  You may select up to 7 titles. Be sure to create your account using your GRCC email address.

Textbook publishers coming together and opening up free access to their content is unprecedented and heartwarming!

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Read Your Textbooks!

Course Reserve ShelfDid you know that the Library & Learning Commons has a large – and growing – collection of textbooks used at GRCC?  We have over 650 textbooks.  While that doesn’t cover all classes, we have at least some texts from most departments – and all the textbooks for: English; Business; Criminal Justice; Math; Psychology; Social Studies; Geography; History; Political Science; English as a Second Language; Anthropology; Exercise Science; Wellness; and,Developmental Education courses.

Run a Course Reserves Search (found on the Library homepage) to see what’s on Reserve for classes you take (or teach!)

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Course Reserves – For Faculty

Student worker assisting with Course ReserveAre your Course Reserves up-to-date?  Check here for a Course Listing of what’s on Reserve,  or, check here for a listing by professor’s name.  Is your current textbook on Reserve?

To place textbooks, workbooks, library resources OR personal titles onto Course Reserve, contact Kevin Lyons (616-234-3189). Check out the Course Reserve Subject Guide.

For assistance in adding links to copyrighted information and/or library resources into your Blackboard courses, contact your liaison librarian, or see the Linking Library Resources into Blackboard Subject Guide.

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