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Our subject-specific Research Guides can help you TODAY!

The John Spellman Library has fantastic Research Guides, now conveniently available through a tab on our homepage! These guides will help you find topics and get started with your research.

Simply use the drop-down menu to select your subject of study. 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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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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Closed July 4th

The library is closed Tuesday July 4th for Independence Day.

Summer hours resume on Wednesday July 5th.

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April is Poetry Month

«Check out The Academy of American Poets National Poetry Month webpage HERE.

»Browse through our books on display at the library entrance.

«Also be sure to check out some poetry resources on our website. Search ‘poetry’ in the Quick Search tab.

»Some quick resources to browse are Granger’s World of Poetry and Artemis Literary Sources. Search these for full-text poems and information about poets.

A library haiku for you:

Library books hold

Worlds and secrets of others-

Browse to discover

 

 

Post and poem by Lauren

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Winter Break Library Hours

The library will be closing at 4:30pm on Dec. 8th (the last day of finals) and will be open Friday Dec. 9th from 10am-2pm.

December 10th through January 2nd, the library is closed for winter break.

Regular hours will resume at the start of Winter quarter, January 3rd, 2017.

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Final Exams Schedule

Final exams are Dec. 6-8. 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 23rd, at 4:30pm, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are also be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Friday, November 25, 2016 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will, however, be open on Saturday the 26th for our normal hours of 10am to 3pm!!

Enjoy your days off!

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Library Hours for Veterans Day

The library will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 for Veterans Day. We will be open for our normally scheduled hours for the rest of the week- which includes being open Saturday from 10am-3pm.

Enjoy your day 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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Math Brush-Ups

Math Brush Ups will run next week (Jun 13-16th)

Room 4331 in Schermer

Math 70 – 9 am (Mon – Thursday)

Math 95 – 11 am (Mon – Thursday)

Math 98 – 1 pm (Mon – Thursday)

Math 60 – 2 pm (Mon – Thursday)

Email (kenji.seta@ghc.edu), Call (538-4060), or Visit (room 4323) Kenji Seta for questions!

 

posted by Lauren

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