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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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 4323.

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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, 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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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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Primary and Secondary Sources – Know the Diff!

You will write many papers and reports in your college career, and some of those papers may require information from a primary source. What IS a primary source? How is it different from a secondary source, and how are you supposed to know the difference?!

Take a look at →→→this IRIS tutorial ←←←

IRIS is a fantastic site which provides guides and tutorials on a plethora of topics, most of which will help you greatly with your school work, paper-writing, and research!

 

posted by Lauren

 

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Closed Memorial Day, open Saturday

The campus is closed Monday May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

However!

The library is open 10am-3m Saturday May 26th, regular hours.

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How can I find full-text articles?

The best place to find thousands of full-text articles is in the library’s databases.  You can search multiple databases simultaneously by entering a title, author, subject, or keyword using the Articles drop-down on the library’s homepage:

 

Alternatively, you can search specific databases by mousing over the tab, clicking on All Sources or Databases listed by Subject, and selecting a database from the list. Many of the library’s databases allow you to limit your search results to full-text. Look for a box that you can check on the search page.

If you find an article that’s not available full-text look for a ‘Check for Full-Text’ link, to see if we have a print copy of the article in the GHC library or an electronic copy in another GHC Library database. Not all the databases have the same information, so your article might be in one of the others!

The link could look like one of these:

check_full_text_3check_full_text_2 check_for_full_text

 

If no copies are found, please ask the reference librarian to order the article for you through our Inter-Library Loan process.

 

Questions? Ask a Librarian!

 

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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!

 

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