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GBC Hirons Library Faculty Orientation πŸ›οΈ 


The Hirons Library is committed to helping students, staff, and faculty at the college by offering a wide range of resources such as books, journals, edtech tools, and programs. The library's goal is to support and enhance the college's educational programs. Additionally, the library promotes lifelong learning by teaching people how to use its resources effectively, productively, and efficiently. By providing instruction in the latest technology and skills necessary for the 21st century, the library seeks to empower students to become better collaborators, communicators, critical thinkers, and good citizens. 

Five Key Things Faculty Should Know About GBC Hirons Library: 

  1. Comprehensive Collections πŸ“š: 800,000 + Print and electronic resources, streaming videos, business cases 

  1. Research Support Services πŸ”: AI tools for writing, searching, and evaluating; EZborrow. 

  1. Educational Tools and Programs πŸŽ“: Resources like EBSCO, Grammarly, Scholarcy, Litmaps 

  1. Engagement Opportunities πŸŽ‰: Author talks, book clubs, mindfulness activities. 

  1. Dedicated Staff Assistance 🀝: Personalized academic support. 

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Top 10 Resources at GBC Hirons Library: 

  1. A to Z Database List πŸ“– | Comprehensive selection of over 212 academic databases. 

  1. Library Catalog πŸ” | Search for print books. 

  1. Education Source 🏫 | Resource for educational research and information. 

  1. HeinOnline βš–οΈ | Legal research database with current & historical and government documents. 

  1. ScienceDirect πŸ”¬ | Scientific and medical research articles and journals. 

  1. JSTOR πŸ“œ | Digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. 

  1. Journal Search πŸ” πŸ“” | Search for your favorite journal to read articles. 

  1. Sage Research Methods πŸ“Š | Tools and resources for understanding research methods. 

  1. Academic Search Complete πŸ”Ž | Multidisciplinary academic database. 

  1. Business Source Complete πŸ’Ό | Extensive business research database. 

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Top 14 Teaching & Learning Resources | Professional Development Resources at GBC Hirons Library: 

  1. Magna Videos & Sage Video Collection πŸŽ₯ - Educational videos and lectures for diverse learning needs. 

  1. Sage Business Cases πŸ’Ό | Comprehensive case studies for social sciences education. 

  1. Library Instruction πŸ“š | Information Literacy, plagiarism, citation help, evaluation of resources. 

  1. Fair Use & Copyright ©οΈ | Resources and guidelines on intellectual property. 

  1. Elements of AI Course πŸ€– | Interactive course on artificial intelligence fundamentals. 

  1. Hypothesis Instructions & Trainings πŸ“ | Annotation tool for collaborative learning. 

  1. Wall Street Journal for Instructors & Seminar Series πŸ“° | WSJ resources and educational seminars. 

  1. Course Reserves πŸ“š | System for electronic course materials. 

  1. Embedded Librarian Chat πŸ’¬ | Direct librarian support within course pages. 

  1. Librarian Orientation 🧭 | Onboarding for effective library use within your course page. 

  1. Authors Talks πŸ—£οΈπŸŽ™οΈ| Online authors live authors talks, which can be rewatched on demand.  

  1. Litmaps πŸ—ΊοΈπŸ•ΈοΈ - A visual tool for mapping academic literature connections, enhancing research exploration and scholarly understanding. 

  1. Grammarly πŸ“ - An advanced writing assistance tool, offering grammar checks, style suggestions, and plagiarism detection to enhance writing quality. 

  1. Scholarcy πŸ€” - A research tool that summarizes academic papers, creating accessible overviews and helping to quickly grasp key points from extensive documents. 

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Top 6 News Sources at GBC Hirons Library: 

  1. WSJ Online πŸ“° 

  1. The Economist (1843-2020) πŸ“Š 

  1. Financial Times Archives (1888-2010) πŸ—žοΈ 

  1. Regional Business News 🌐 

  1. Daily Mail Archive (1896-2004) πŸ“œ 

  1. Sunday Times Archive (1822-2016) πŸ“… 

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Explore GBC History πŸ—ƒοΈ: Dive into the rich history of Goldey-Beacom College through the Hirons Library archives. This section invites faculty to explore historical documents, photographs, and artifacts that chronicle the college's legacy and evolution. A valuable resource for understanding GBC's heritage and its impact on education and the community. 

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Contact Us πŸ‘‹ 

Russell (Rusty) Michalak 

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Business Cases

Teaching and Learning Resources


Information Literacy

Library Instruction

Library Instruction πŸ‘©‍🏫

Literature Review Traininng πŸ‘©‍🏫

Elements of AI Course πŸ€–

WSJ for Instructors πŸ“°πŸ—žοΈ

AI Tools

AI Literacy

AI Tools

Grammarly (for Education)✍️

Scholarcy (Account creation guide FAQ.) πŸ“– πŸ‘©‍πŸ’»

Litmaps (Account creating guide FAQ)πŸ•ΈοΈ

Professional Development

Institutional Repository

Student Portfolios

Course Reserves

Literature Review Help

Literature Reviews