If you need guidance In finding quality, college-appropriate resources, finding the best databases, 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!
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.
WHEN Ask-a-Librarian assistance is available when reference librarians are on duty. See Reference Service Hours. If the service is closed, we will answer your question first thing on our next business day.
HOW DOES THIS WORK? On the form, in the [Please describe your reference question] field, tell us what class the question pertains to, your professor's name, any assignment specifications (must use peer-reviewed journals, MLA or APA citing, etc.), due date, and be complete as possible about your research question. If you've already searched, tell us where and what search terms you used.
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.