WHAT Ask-a-Librarian is an email reference service available to students, faculty and staff.
WHO ANSWERS? Ask-a-Librarian questions are answered by GRCC's master-degreed librarians. We answer library & resource-related questions, and have general knowledge of, or experience with, most local assignments.
HOW LONG DOES THIS TAKE?: Give us 2 hours to answer your question from the time we receive it via email. Usually we answer questions within 20 minutes upon receipt! If the question is received close to the time when librarians go off the Reference Desk, or after Reference Hours ( Library & Reference Hours), we will answer it first thing on our next business day.
HOW DOES THIS WORK? In the online form, tell us who you are and the best way to contact you, what class the question may pertain to, give us your professor's name, what your assignment specifications are (must use peer-reviewed journals, MLA or APA citing, etc.), when your assignment is due, and the question you have or the problem you are experiencing.
Typical questions include:
Librarians will contact you via email or phone with an answer - and a means to contact that librarian directly if you have further questions.
If you need guidance on finding sources, finding the best databases for your subject, or anything in between, we're here to help! GRCC's librarians can help you develop research skills, create effective search strategies, learn to evaluate materials, and a whole lot more!