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!

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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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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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Math Brush-ups

The Learning Center is offering math brush-ups online or in short intensive workshops focused on various topics covered in Math 60-98 to help improve student success..

These are good for students who are interested in:

  • Preparing for the placement test
  • Previewing next quarter’s math class
  • Preparing for finals in their current math class

If you have questions or are interested in attending an in-person brush up, contact Kenji Seta or by visiting room 4323.

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Closed for President’s Day, open on the weekend

The campus is closed Monday Feb. 19th in observance of President’s Day.

The library will still be open Saturday, Feb. 17th, regular hours. 10am-3pm.

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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. Click here to get your free copy.

 

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Library OPEN Friday 2/9

Although there are no classes Friday Feb. 9th for campus meetings (All College Day) the library will be Open regular hours.

We are also open as usual on Saturday (10am-3pm).

And there is always 24 hour chat help!

 

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Tutoring

If you need help with assignments or just a place to study the The Learning Center is the place for you. They offer subject specific tutoring in a wide variety of subjects so you can get any extra help you need with your classwork. Don’t fall behind. You can just drop in when it is convenient to you, but remember to check the schedule to see when the subject specialist you need is available.

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Grayland Artist Eric Faramus

Visit the Library gallery if you need a breath of fresh air and some vivid colors during these gloomy days.  Work by Grayland artist Eric Faramus is on display until mid-February.

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Research Tutorials to the Rescue

Having trouble choosing a topic? Trying to understand what kinds of information you should use? Looking for better search strategies or more search tools? Wondering what are Boolean operators? How to cite sources?

That’s why the library has a number of self-paced tutorials to help you with all things research!

  • Learn effective searching use Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT.
  • Citation help in several different styles
  • Generating keywords and search terms. Improve your strategy by using the best possible search terms.
  • Research can be confusing. Sometimes you need a little help to learn how to research efficiently and effectively. Use our IRIS (“Information and Research Instruction Suite for two year colleges”) tutorials, which cover all aspects of the research process, to focus on what you need to know right now.

This and much more, on our tutorials page.

Have questions? Please ask us!

Adrienne

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