Final Exams Schedule

Final exams are December 4-6. Check the schedule here!

Good luck!

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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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Thanksgiving Hours: early closure Wed, Open Sat

The library is closing early on Wednesday the 21st, at 4:30pm, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are also closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will, however, be open on Saturday the 24th for our normal hours of 10am to 3pm!!

Enjoy your days 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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Library Hours for Veterans Day

The library will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 for Veterans Day. We will be open for our normally scheduled hours for the rest of the week- which includes being open Saturday November 10, 2018, from 10am-3pm.

Enjoy your day 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, 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

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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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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 1519, Academic Success Center (first floor of library building).

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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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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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