Library Hours for Veterans Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 for Veterans Day. We will be open for our normally scheduled hours for the rest of the week, including Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10 am – 3 pm.

Enjoy your holiday!

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Where can I find ideas for a paper or speech?

The library has some great print and online resources to help you find topic ideas and begin your research.

Helpful Search Terms:

  • Contemporary Issues
  • Contemporary World Issues
  • Current Controversies
  • Opposing Viewpoints

You can find many books, articles, and videos in these categories on the library’s homepage.

Browse through this Book:

One fantastic all-in-one source for topic ideas is the book 10,000 Ideas for Term Papers, Projects, Reports and Speeches. You can find this book on the Reference shelf near the copier. The call number is 808.02 – ask a librarian for assistance!

Be sure to check out these Helpful Databases:

  • SIRS Knowledge Source
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • Points of View Reference Center

All of these databases give you access to newspaper and magazine articles and Pro/Con viewpoint essays on hundreds of controversial topics.


To access these databases, mouse over the tab on the library’s homepage click on All Sources. Scroll down the following page and click on Opposing Viewpoints in Context,  SIRS Knowledge Source, or Points of View Reference Center. The database will open in a new window and you can browse topics and issues for ideas!

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Halloween Fun in the Library!

Haunt the Academic Support Center on Halloween for Fun, Games and Prizes!

Oct. 31st, 9am-2pm


Academic Support Center = ASC = Library, Writing Center, Learning Center, E-Learning & Trio

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Art Show Reception Nov 8th

27th Annual Fall Gala

Opening Reception Friday November 8th, 6pm-8pm.

Show continues through December 12th.

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Friday 10/4- Library Open!

Friday October 4th is a Faculty Profession Day and classes are canceled.

However! The library is open regular hours, 7:30am-4:30pm.

And don’t forget, you can Chat with a Librarian 24/7!

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Welcome to fall quarter 2019!

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


  •  7:30 am- 6:00 pm


  • 7:30 am- 4:30pm


  • 10:00 am- 3:00 pm



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Library Hours, break and summer

The library is open Friday June 21st from 7:30am-11:00am.

The library is closed June 22-June 30th.

Summer hours begin on July 1st:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Friday 10:00am-2:00pm

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Final exams spring 2019

Tuesday-Thursday are final exams.

The Library will close at 4:30pm on Thursday 6/20.

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Math Brush-ups

The Learning Center is offering Math Brush Ups  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

Students who cannot attend the Brush Ups can request individual help.  Contact Kenji Seta at, (360) 538-4060, or in Room 1518.

If you are not able to come to any of these sessions, check out our online Math Brush Ups at the GHC website at

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Citation Help

The library has print APA and MLA style manuals as well as a collection of citation help links here.

But did you know that most of the library’s databases either have a citation button that you can click on to create article citations or offer full citations at the end of articles?

Once you have opened an article in a library database, look for a citation button near the top of the page. If you don’t see one, try scrolling down to the end of the article and looking for a full citation.

You can create article citations in all of the library’s ProQuest databases (including ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, Criminal Justice Periodicals, Nursing & Allied Health Source, National Newspapers Core, and ProQuest Research Library) by clicking on the “Cite” button at the top of the page.


Similarly, in Academic Search Complete, you can create an article citation by clicking on the “Cite” button on the right hand side of the page.


Many of the library’s databases (including BigChalk’s eLibrary, Credo Reference, Poetry and Short Story Criticism, and SIRS), automatically provide citations at the end of articles.

In ARTstor, ERIC, and PubMed, you need to sign in or select images and documents in order to access citation tools.

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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