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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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Thanksgiving Hours: early closure Wed, Open Sat

The library is closing early on Wednesday the 22nd, at 4:30pm, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are also closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will, however, be open on Saturday the 25th for our normal hours of 10am to 3pm!!

Enjoy your days off!

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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!

Posted by Emily; Updated by Adrienne

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Cite Your Sources!

APA? MLA? Chicago? AAAS?

The library has citation guides for MLA , APA and Chicago style in print, and all those plus AAAS online.

Links to online citation help are available here.

Circulating copies of current MLA and APA manuals are available in our main collection. Please ask the reference librarian if you need help finding them!

When should you cite? What is plagiarism and how do you avoid it? Check out this great article.

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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, 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!

 

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Download Microsoft Office- for free!

Grays Harbor College students have the ability to download a copy of Microsoft Office 360 at no charge.

Activate your choker email and get started here!

 

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Final Exams Schedule

Spring quarter final exams are June 20-22nd.

Check the full exams schedule for specific times.

Good luck!

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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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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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