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The iLIT Newsletter

iLit Newsletter

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Your Online Library is Full Service! We are now Virtual Librarians :-)...

We may be virtual, but we are here to help you and we do miss our patrons!

Need Work From Home Tips? Amanda Newell has a few tips to share with you from Springshare! View the document here! 

Faculty: We encourage you to schedule Zoom Library Instruction Sessions.

Be sure to share the Distance and Online Library Resource page with all students! This guide is designed to help students at a distance or taking online courses to locate and use GC Library's online resources and research tools. This guide is also designed to help faculty and staff become more familiar with online library resources and services to help our students be successful in their research and use of the library.

Having trouble accessing library resources? Take a look at the Off-Campus Access page for assistance! 

* All library materials have been renewed to the end of the Spring semester. All Fines and Fees for late materials for Spring have been waived. 

The Numbers Say...

From March 18th to Date:

  • We may not be on campus, but students are still using our resources! We have had 17 live chat sessions with students. Live Chat is available Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. 
  • We have 4,786 Course and Research Guide views and 873! 2,274 views on the library homepage and 873 views on the Distance Education and Online Library Resources page! 
  • Our A to Z Database page has 2,947 views and over 183 databases have been searched with over 60,000 database sessions! Wow, the students have been really busy!!!

Streamlining Processes and Enhancing the User Experience! 

Have you heard of the term ILS and wondered what that was? An ILS is an integrated library system, which allows you to search for library resources and US to input, inventory, and check out those resources to you and SO MUCH more! We are getting a new ILS soon! We are in the implementation stages, want a sneak peek? 

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New and Trial Resources!

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  • Academic eBook Collection
    • This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishers and university presses.
  • Nursing eBook Collection
    • From clinical guides and evidence-based practice manuals to practical handbooks and professional growth titles, this collection provides researchers the information they need to provide outstanding care.
  • Coronavirus Research Database
    • ProQuest built this database in response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The company is working together with institutions all over the world to offer support as they navigate through the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Digital Theater Plus-Trial
    • Theater, opera, music, and dance from internationally renowned productions.
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  • Research Companion-Trial
    • A resource that helps college and undergraduate university students develop the crucial critical thinking and information literacy skills they need to do scholarly research.
  • VitalSource eBooks for Course Reserves-Trial
    • If you previously accessed textbooks via the library, shared a book with a classmate, or left your books on campus, checkout VitalSource for free eBooks through May 25, 2020. VitalSource Helps provides access to tens of thousands of eBooks, but some content may not be available. You MUST use your Whitecaps email address to create an account and access course materials.