Check out the Top 10 Resources for Faculty
Highlights in yellow cover changes to services due to Covid closure. For more information, please also visit: http://lib.gccaz.edu/covid
10 Information Literacy Instruction
We’re here to teach the art of critical thinking and research. During the closure period, we are only offering online instruction. Please see our instruction page for more details: guides.gccaz.edu/top10faculty/instruction
*See #8 and #3 for other options.
9 Electronic Resources*
Access millions of full-text articles, images, videos,and more. Most provide citations in MLA & APA.
http://lib.gccaz.edu/databases. The library has expanded its eBook collections, subscribing to additional eBook packages. Additionally, title by title eBook purchasing will considered more robustly in the coming year. If you need an online edition of a title, be sure to use our Collection Request Form or contact your library liaison. Finally, new to this semester is the Library and ePortfolios system. This system can be used by students and faculty to create ePortfolios and is meant to be a place that houses the scholarly and creative works of the colleges.
8 Research Guides
Use the specialized subject and course guides we create to help your students become research
7 Streaming Video*
Show academic videos in class or have your students watch them at home. Thousands are available from
Films on Demand and Kanopy databases. https://guides.gccaz.edu/az.php?t=23543
6 Citations (see NEW NoodleTools)
Everything your students need to properly format citations, including sample papers, guides, tutorials, and class instruction: http://guides.gccaz.edu/citingsources
5 Course Reserves
Place textbooks and supplemental material on reserve for your students to use in the library. During the closure, you and your students can request limited scans of reserve items by completing this form. Please call 623-845-3112 if you have questions.
Guidelines during normal business semesters: https://lib.gccaz.edu/faculty/resmatform.pdf
4 Department Liaisons
The Library Liaison Program is an initiative at the library that will help faculty receive the personalized support and attention they need for their specific departmental needs. Each department has a personal librarian meant to help assist faculty in utilizing the resources and services of the library. Whether it be finding ways to integrate library instruction and research into the classroom, identifying information resources to help support curriculum, or developing innovative educational experiences for GCC students-- your librarian liaison is here to help!
Here you will find a listing of the GCC Faculty Librarians and the liaison areas in which they support http://lib.gccaz.edu/about/contact/liaison/. Please don't hesitate to contact your librarian liaison if you have any questions. You may also contact Liaison lead Pamela Gautier for questions about the Librarian Liaison Program.
3 Tutorials and Videos
Plug-and-play tutorials on library overview, plagiarism, MLA, and APA that can be uploaded to Canvas for a student grade. http://lib.gccaz.edu/faculty/tutorials/. We also have a number of how-to videos on various resources: http://lib.gccaz.edu/students/videos/
2 Collection Resources- Most physical print resources are available for door-side pickup only by placing a HOLD.
Door-Side Pickup-- If you need a book or DVD from the library collection, let us pick it off the shelf for you. You can then swing by the library and pick it up door-side by appointment.
Request items to be added to our collection: http://lib.gccaz.edu/feedback/collection
1 Ask Us
Call Us! If you have any questions, please call give us a call (623) 845-3112 during the normal business hours.
Ask a Librarian You can contact us via our 24/7 chat service if you are looking to do some research and need assistance.
Email Service If you have a specific research question but don't wish to chat, send us an email and library staff will be able to help you find resources and answer your questions. Most questions can be answered the same day.
1-on-1 Consultations If you need some substantial help, you can set up a 1-on-1 consultation appointment and we would be willing to chat with you either in the library or virtually through either the phone or a video conferencing method such as Google Meet.
Main: 623-845-3112 North: 623-888-7112
*Can be integrated into Canvas