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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April is Poetry Month

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

»Browse through our books on display at the Reference Desk.

«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.

It’s All I Have To Bring Today

by Emily Dickinson

It’s all I have to bring today—
This, and my heart beside—
This, and my heart, and all the fields—
And all the meadows wide—
Be sure you count—should I forget
Some one the sum could tell—
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.

Post 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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National Library Week

National Library Week, April 7-13, 2019, is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.

This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.

Join the celebration! National Library Week is an exciting opportunity for library supporters and libraries of all types to raise awareness of their value and impact in their communities.  For more information please access the American Library Association’s web page devoted to National Library Week.

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Finals Week and Spring Break Hours

The library is open regular hours during finals, with the exception of Thursday March 21st. We will close at 4:30pm on that day (instead of 6pm).

Friday March 22nd the library is open 7:30am-2pm.

The library is closed during spring break. March 23rd-April 6th.

We will resume regular hours on Monday April 8th.

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Final Exams Schedule

Final exams are March 19-21. Check the schedule here!

Good luck!

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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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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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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 Search & Find 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:

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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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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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