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Top 10 Things for Students in the Library

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Top 10 Things for Students in the Library

Check out the Top 10 Resources for Students

Library Homepage: http://lib.gccaz.edu

Highlights in yellow cover changes to services due to Covid.  For more information, please also visit: http://lib.gccaz.edu/covid and http://lib.gccaz.edu/students/.

 

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.

Reference Desk help: Beginning July 6th, the Main and North Campus Libraries will have reference librarians available on the reference desk for in-person service. See our Hours page for more info.

 

2  Electronic Databases

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.

 

Inter-Campus Delivery

Request books and DVDs from any Maricopa college in the library catalog and have them delivered to your campus library. *Not all Maricopa college libraries are participating at this time.  http://lib.gccaz.edu/lmc

 

4  Research Guides

Use the specialized subject and course guides to get started researching a variety of topics. See what's available at: http://guides.gccaz.edu

 

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5  Course Reserves

Some textbooks and supplemental material are on reserve for students.  Reserves are available during limited hours in person or you can request limited scans of reserve items by completing this form. Please call 623-845-3112 if you have questions.

Citations (see NoodleTools)

Find everything you need to properly format citations, including sample papers, guides, and tutorials. The library recently subscribed to NoodleTools, a research aid and citation generator that will organize and format your research and bibliographies. http://guides.gccaz.edu/citingsources

 

7  Reference Desk

Our reference librarians can help you narrow a topic, determine a keyword search, learn to navigate the databases, find valid sources, and much more! *The main library has reference librarians available M-Th from 9-1, and we offer options for a virtual reference consultation and some in-person appointments. http://lib.gccaz.edu/students/ask/consultation

 

8  Streaming Video

Watch documentary and educational videos on any device with an Internet connection; thousands of titles available from Kanopy, Films on Demand, and Swank databases. http://lib.gccaz.edu/databases/index.cfm?view=type

 

9  Laptops & CD Players 

Check out laptops for 4 hours for in-library use/ CD players to take home. http://lib.gccaz.edu

 

10  Study Space--*Currently unavailable due to Covid. 

We have group study rooms, a silent study room, a leisure reading room, computers commons, and more. *Groups have priority for study rooms, and rooms are first-come, first-served.  http://lib.gccaz.edu

 

Main: 623-845-3112                   North: 623-888-7112

 

 

 

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