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 kenji.seta@ghc.edu, (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 https://www.ghc.edu/instruction/learning-center/math-brush-ups.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Closed Mon 5/27-Memorial Day

Campus is closed on Monday May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

The library is open regular hours on Saturday May 25th- 10am-3pm.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday May 28th.

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2019 GHC Student Art Exhibition

A fresh exhibition of artwork by nearly 100 GHC students is now hanging in the Spellman Library Gallery. The exhibition demonstrates the time and effort its contributors have spent this year in their visual arts coursework. There’s a powerful creative brew in this region, but you don’t have to take my word for it, stop by the gallery and see for yourselves. And don’t hesitate to stop by the library for the reception this Thursday, May 23 from 4 – 5pm and help us celebrate!

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Where can I find peer-reviewed articles?

The best place to look for peer-reviewed articles is in the library’s databases.  From the library’s homepage, you can search multiple databases simultaneously by selecting Articles from the drop down menu and entering a keyword into the search box.

You can easily limit your search results to peer-reviewed articles by choosing Peer-reviewed journals under the Availability section . Look for this option in the upper left hand side of your search results screen. You’ll need to click the green box at the bottom of the screen that says “Apply Filters”.

For more options and specific library databases, mouse over the Search_&_Find tab and click on All Sources. Many of the library’s databases including Academic Search Complete and ProQuest Research Library have their own peer-reviewed check-boxes. Science Direct does not have a check-box, because EVERYTHING you find in Science Direct is peer-reviewed!

 

 

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Our subject-specific Research Guides can help you TODAY!

The John Spellman Library has fantastic  Research Guides that will help you find topics and get started with your research.

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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Database Highlight: US West Newsstream

Do you need to know what is happening in the Pacific Northwest and other western states? US West Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. West Newsstream covers news sources from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

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