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February is African American History Month

  • Check on the shelf in the Main stacks, Media and Reference Collection: 305.896 and 973.049.

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Student Success Conference

Wednesday, January 23 9am-2pm BLDG 1500, Spellman Academic Support Center (Library). Drop in any time!

Free worshops begin every half hour. No registration necessary. Everyone is invited.

Workshops include:

  • Effective use of your syllabus
  • Writing Skills Panel Discussion
  • Library Resources
  • Scholarships
  • Time Management
  • Study skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Online Registration, Transcripts, Add/Drop, etc.
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Emergency Preparedness

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Closed for MLK Jr. Day

The library is closed on Monday January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We will resume normal hours on Tuesday morning at 7:30am.

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ProQuest Downtime

On Saturday, January 19, ProQuest will be down from 7pm through 3am
Sunday morning for maintenance. During this time we will not have access to the following databases:

  • ABI/Inform Trade and Industry
  • Criminal Justice Database
  • eLibrary
  • Family Health Database
  • Nursing & Allied Health Database
  • PTSDpubs
  • Research Library
  • US Newsstream

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Final Exams Schedule

Final exams are December 4-6. Check the schedule here!

Good luck!

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Thanksgiving Hours: early closure Wed, Open Sat

The library is closing early on Wednesday the 21st, at 4:30pm, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are also closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will, however, be open on Saturday the 24th for our normal hours of 10am to 3pm!!

Enjoy your days off!

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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 Search_&_Find 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!


Posted by Adrienne

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Library Hours for Veterans Day

The library will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 for Veterans Day. We will be open for our normally scheduled hours for the rest of the week- which includes being open Saturday November 10, 2018, from 10am-3pm.

Enjoy your day off!

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Need help writing that paper?

The Writing Center is a space for all Grays Harbor College students to work on their writing assignments and receive individual guidance from knowledgeable tutors. The Writing Center offers a variety of services including:

  • Drop-In Reading and Writing Sessions – All GHC students can drop in the center during hours of operation to work on their reading and writing assignments and ask questions of the knowledgeable tutors available to help
  • In-Person Appointments – All GHC students can call or stop by the center to set up an appointment with a Writing Center tutor. Appointments are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be made up to two weeks in advance.
  • Online Tutoring – All GHC students can access electronic services provided in part by the GHC Writing Center. Students can upload assignments to the Online Writing Lab in order to receive feedback and they can also submit questions about their writing assignments.

Location: Spellman Library, room 1515
Phone: 360-538-4032
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.


Posted by Emily; Edited by 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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