Math Brush-ups

The Learning Center is offering math brush-ups online or in short intensive workshops focused on various topics covered in Math 60-98 to help improve student success..

These are good for students who are interested in:

  • Preparing for the placement test
  • Previewing next quarter’s math class
  • Preparing for finals in their current math class

If you have questions or are interested in attending an in-person brush up, contact Kenji Seta or by visiting room 1519, Academic Success Center (first floor of library building).

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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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Open Hours on Saturdays!

Did you realize the library is open on Saturdays? It’s true!

Every Saturday during the quarter, 10am-3pm.

And we have online help 24/7 through our chat service.

Check it out!

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Welcome to Fall Quarter 2018!

Welcome new and returning students!

In addition to the books, magazines, journals and DVDs available in the library there are thousands more available online through our web site.

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

Library hours are:

Monday – Wednesday

  •  7:30 am- 8:00 pm

Thursday

  •  7:30 am- 6:00 pm

Friday

  • 7:30 am- 4:30pm

Saturday

  • 10:00 am- 3:00 pm

Sunday

  • CLOSED

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Closed between quarters

The library is closed between summer and fall quarters, August 17-September 9th.

From September 10-14th, we will be open limited hours. Regular hours begin again September 17th.

Have a nice break!

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Citation help

The library has some handy links for getting help on citations!

In addition…Did you know that with the click of a button you can create article citations in many of the library’s databases?

Once you open an article in a library database, look for a citation button at the top or side of the page. Citation tools are most often located next to Email and Print icons.

You can create article citations in all of the library’s ProQuest databases (including ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, Alt-Press Watch, Criminal Justice Periodicals, Ethnic NewsWatch, Nursing & Allied Health Source, ProQuest National Newspapers, and ProQuest Research Library) by clicking on the “Cite this” link (illustrated below).

 

Similarly, in Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier or Education Source, you can create an article citation by clicking on the “Cite” button located under “Tools” on the right hand side of the page.

Cite this in Academic Search Premier

In some databases (like Granger’s World of Poetry, Poetry and Short Story Criticism, and BigChalk’s eLibrary), citations are automatically provided at the end of the article. In others databases, like ERIC and Artstor, you need to sign in or select images and documents in order to access citation tools. CultureGrams and World Conflicts Today make citations available through the “Additional Citation Information” link at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions about creating article citations, please ask the reference librarian!

 

A Cautionary Note: While the citation creation features in our databases should adhere to the latest APA and MLA citation manual standards, we recommend that you examine your citations carefully for errors or omitted information. It’s your responsibility to make sure your citations are correct!

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Summer Hours

The library is closed June 22 – July 1, 2018.

The library is open during summer quarter, July 2nd – August 16th:

Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm

Friday 10am-2pm (only until August 3, 2018)

Closed Tuesday July 4th for Independence Day.

The library is closed from August 17 – September 9, 2018.

The library is open  from September 10 – September 14: 10am – 2pm.

We resume regular hours on September 17, 2018.

Have a Great Summer!

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Final Exams Schedule

Final exams are June 19-21. Check the schedule here!

Good luck!

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There’s an App for that: A Library App that is!

The library has put together a collection of mobile apps for library research. This web site is now readily available here.

Hover your mouse over the three tabs (Library Research, Productivity, and Fun) to explore the many great options! Android and iOS capabilities are indicated on the summary footnote for each app.

We’ve also included some tools for note taking, writing, managing files, etc.

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Contact reference if you have questions!

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Writing Center and Media Services

Want someone to review your almost-finished paper? Need help with APA, MLA or Chicago style? The Writing Center has got you covered.

Monday through Thursday – 8AM to 2PM

Friday Closed

You can also submit your writing to the Online Writing Lab and receive feedback within 48 hours.

Want help putting together a great presentation? Need to scan, laminate or print in color? Media Services has got your covered. You can check out cameras and camcorders for your class projects and Sarah Gillies-Alvarez, GHC’s Instructional Technician, can help you with PowerPoint presentations, audio, film, and photo editing, and more. Stop in Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM in room 1519 (first floor of the Library building).

All of these services are FREE to students!

 

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