Be News Savvy

Fake News is now a common feature of our information ecosystem. Learning to accurately discern Fake from Authentic News is an important skill that you will use for the rest of your life. In this Workshop we will discuss some handy evaluation tools for discerning Fake from Legitimate News. Come join us and please bring your lunch.

 

When: Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

Where:  Building 1500 Room 1520

 

 

 

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Research Tutorials to the Rescue

Having trouble choosing a topic? Trying to understand what kinds of information you should use? Looking for better search strategies or more search tools? Wondering what are Boolean operators? How to cite sources?

That’s why the library has a number of self-paced tutorials to help you with all things research!

  • Learn effective searching use Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT.
  • Citation help in several different styles
  • Generating keywords and search terms. Improve your strategy by using the best possible search terms.
  • Research can be confusing. Sometimes you need a little help to learn how to research efficiently and effectively. Use our IRIS (“Information and Research Instruction Suite for two year colleges”) tutorials, which cover all aspects of the research process, to focus on what you need to know right now.

This and much more, on our tutorials page.

Have questions? Please ask us!

Adrienne

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Welcome to Spring Quarter!

As spring quarter starts and you settle back into your school-work-life juggling routine, we want you to know that the library is  here to help!

We can help you find the information you need for your papers and projects. In addition to the books, magazines, journals and DVDs available in the library there are tens of thousands more available online through our web site.

Be sure and become familiar with our open hours (hint: we are open some evenings and Saturdays!)

 

Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions! We’re here to help!

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April is Poetry Month

«Check out The Academy of American Poets National Poetry Month webpage HERE.

»Browse through our books on display at the library entrance.

«Also be sure to check out some poetry resources on our website. Search ‘poetry’ in the Quick Search tab.

»Some quick resources to browse are Granger’s World of Poetry and Artemis Literary Sources. Search these for full-text poems and information about poets.

A library haiku for you:

Library books hold

Worlds and secrets of others-

Browse to discover

 

 

Post and poem by Lauren

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Spring break & finals week hours

Finals week: The library will close at 4:30pm on Thursday March 23rd. We will be open 10am-2pm on Friday March 24th.

Spring  Break: limited hours, based on staff availability. Please call: 360-538-4050 or (800) 562-4830 x4050

Have a great break!

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Cite Your Sources!

APA? MLA? Chicago? AAAS?

The library has citation guides for MLA , APA and Chicago style in print, and all those plus AAAS online.

Links to online citation help are available here.

Circulating copies of current MLA and APA manuals are available in our main collection. Please ask the reference librarian if you need help finding them!

When should you cite? What is plagiarism and how do you avoid it? Check out this great article.

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Library hosts Washington Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall – March 6

The John Spellman Library is excited to host our current Washington State Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall, on March 6.

We have scheduled two events with Tod:

  • a poetry workshop in the library’s 1520 classroom from 3:00-4:00 pm, and;
  • a reading upstairs in the library from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Everyone (faculty, staff, students, and family) are welcome at both events. We will serve light refreshments during the evening reading.

Tod Marshall is a poet and professor at Gonzaga University and is serving as the poet laureate from 2016-2018. He is the author most recently of Bugle (2014), which won the Washington State Book Award in 2015.

To get a sense of Tod and his poetry check out these readings of his work courtesy of KUOW: http://kuow.org/post/poet-tod-marshalls-three-dreams-eastside-mountains

You can also read more about him at the Washington State Poet Laureate site: https://wapoetlaureate.org/

We hope you can attend!

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Renew your books online

You can renew your library materials online through our web site. Here’s how:

  • Mouse over “Search & Find” and then click “Library Catalog”

  • In the upper right, it will say “Guest”

 

  • Mouse over and it will change and give you options. Select “My Library Card”

 

  • The login screen will appear! Use your GHC credentials to login.

 

  • Once logged in, you will see your account information. In addition to checked out items, you’ll see your hold requests, fine & fees and messages & account blocks.

 

  • Click “Loans” to get your checked out list. Select what you need to renew and click the button.

 

  • If someone else has placed a hold, you won’t be allowed to renew it. If there are other reasons to deny a renewal, you’ll get a message about it.

  • Voila! You’ve done it!

If you have questions or problems, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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New Library Quick Search

We’ve updated our Library search to make finding books and articles easier than ever. The new Quick Search tab keeps all of the functionality of our previous search, but is redesigned to make finding the information you need more straight-forward. Use the drop down menu to select the type of materials you need.

The Library Quick Search provides access to all materials to which the library owns and  subscribes. For  more details, click here.

If you need assistance please contact us at the Reference Desk.

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Our subject-specific Research Guides can help you TODAY!

The John Spellman Library has fantastic Research Guides, now conveniently available through a tab on our homepage! These guides will help you find topics and get started with your research.

Simply use the drop-down menu to select your subject of study. Each guide links to a variety of subject specific print and online library resources, including books and eBooks, magazines and journals, DVDs and streaming videos, and websites and apps.

Our Research Guides are designed to serve as great starting points for exploring topics and beginning research in a variety of subject areas. Check them out today!

And remember, there are many more library resources available to you and we are always here to help!

 

Posted by Lauren, Updated by Chris

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