Friday, October 31, 2014

Just try to chill out with a thriller

The Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines "thriller" as:
one that thrills; esp : a work of fiction or drama designed to hold the interest by the use of a high degree of intrigue, adventure, or suspense
The library has a few dozen movies that fall under this category. Celebrate the Halloween weekend by getting shocked, scared, spooked, and--most of all--entertained by one of these movies, featuring detectives, magicians, and murderers.
The Illusionist
The illusionist

"The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold. When Leopold's new fiancée rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince's interest evolves into obsession. Suddenly the city's Chief Inspector finds himself investigating a shocking crime... [while] Eisenheim prepares for the most impressive illusion yet."

The Lovely Bones
 The lovely bones

"When 14-year-old Susie Salmon was murdered, she left her unfinished life behind. Now from her place in a strange but beautiful in-between world, she must help her father catch her killer and protect her family before she can finally move on."
No Country for Old Men
No country for old men

"Llewelyn Moss stumbles onto a drug deal gone monumentally wrong while hunting in the parched Texas scrubland near the Mexico border.... It isn't long before he's being tracked by Anton Chigurh, a psychopathic 'debt collector.' Sheriff Bell sets out to find Llewelyn... to protect one of his citizens from Chigurh, an evil like nothing Bell has ever seen. The border is a hard land, yet Bell finds that the reflexive murders Chigurh inflicts upon others transforms the lonely vistas, somber deserts, and austere mountains into something horrendous--into no country for old men--or for young ones."

Click here for a full list of Holman Library's Thrillers (Motion Pictures). Find these and other DVDs on the second floor of the library.
Happy Halloween!
  1. "Thriller." Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(R) Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2012. Credo Reference. Web. 30 October 2014.
  2. All DVD cover images and descriptions come from the WorldCat catalog.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Just in time for Halloween - A vampire book from Interlibrary Loan!

Grcc student Rashelle wanted a Vampire Academy book that wasn't in our library. Then Rashelle learned that she could request the book by using Interlibrary loan, and she got the book sent here so fast that it was scary! Rachelle says:

"Hey, I'm so excited my Vampire Academy book arrived for me through the Holman Library in just FIVE DAYS coming all the way from Texas! -Super thrilled!!!"

Friday, October 24, 2014

Need to Find a Scholarly or Peer Reviewed Article?

                   Scholarly, academic, peer reviewed?

What does all this mean?

As a student, research is a big part of what you're asked to do. Learning just how to be a successful student can sometimes be a challenge, and the research process...well, it's just that - a time consuming process!

But don't be dismayed! The Holman Library has some amazing resources that can help save you time, and the friendly librarians at the reference desk have a lot of tips and tricks that can help you research like a pro! 

Have you ever been asked to find a scholarly or peer reviewed article? Have you ever been confused about how to do that?  We can help! 

One of the many benefits of using the library databases for your research (instead of just going to Google) is that the databases give you so much more control and have great tools that help you limit and revise your search results. As shown in the images below, you can limit the results to scholarly/academic sources, and if you know you need a peer reviewed article, you can limit to that too!

Woo Hoo! The Peer Review...wait...what?!!!

What is a peer review anyway and why do I need an article that has been peer reviewed? Watch this short video to learn more!

And as always, if you need help...just ask! The librarians at the reference desk are always available (in person or via phone, email or chat!) to help you find what you're looking for!

Image available @ Flickr Creative Commons "CollegeDegrees360" 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Every October since 1945 the contribution of American workers with disabilities has been celebrated. What started as "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week" was expanded by Congress in 1988 and is now known as "National Disability Employment Awareness Month" (NDEAM). NDEAM is a national campaign that aims to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. This year’s NDEAM theme is “Expect. Employ. Empower.

Did you know that Disability Support Services (DSS) here at Green River Community College assists over 600 students each year with physical, learning, sensory, cognitive and/or psychological disabilities? DSS is there to help students:
  • identify and develop reasonable classroom accommodations
  • to ensure equal opportunity and access of academic and professional goals
  • to promote an accessible community where students with disabilities have equal opportunity to participate in college programs and activities.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Each year Green River Community College comes together around a shared book.

This year’s “One Book” is Homeland by Cory Doctorow.

Homeland is a fun, fast-paced read that raises essential questions about the role of information technology in our lives, particularly around the clash between privacy, individual rights and civil liberties on the one hand and national security on the other.

Get involved in the conversation by attending one of our yearlong series of panel discussions on society and technology. These are free and open to all. 

All panels are in SH110 from 12-12:50 pm.

  Fall Quarter:

November 4: Journalism faculty John Knowlton, Brian Schraum and Aaron Day
“Freedom of the Press and National Security” 

November 18: IT faculty Ken Hang and Krish Mahadevan
“How to be an Ethical Hacker”

Be sure to take a look at the evolving display in the entrance to Holman Library. Right now you can learn something about the Open Access movement. We’ve also gathered lots of books and videos you can borrow from the library. We will have a documentary video loop up and running soon. 

Stay tuned for additional One Book events!

Learn more at the One Book Research Guide.