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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.

Search_&_Find

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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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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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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Writing Center Expanded Hours

As of Spring 2019, the Writing Center is offering  expanded hours:

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (drop-in and appointments)

Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (drop-in and appointments)

Sunday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (appointments only, in the Computer Lab, room 2314)

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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, Consumer Health Database, Criminal Justice Periodicals, Nursing & Allied Health Source, ProQuest Research Library, and U.S. Newsstream) by clicking on the “Cite this” link (illustrated below).

Similarly, in Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier or Education Source, 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!

Posted by Emily; Updated by Adrienne and Chris

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