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GRC Virtual Research Guide: Remote research base camp

Use this guide to navigate research sources available remotely

GRC Update: Hours and Policies

The GRC's space is closed until further notice, to ensure safe conditions for all users. However, many research and reference services are still available via our virtual library! Library service hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5. 

Consider this guide as base camp for remote research forays. During this time, please disregard system-generated notices; fines will not be assessed for late materials. Don’t hesitate to email Kim with any questions: 


Research Support and Librarian Access

Library service hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5. Contact the GRC's librarian for assistance via email (; both Instant Message and video chat are available through Google Hangouts. 

Books and journals

GRC staff can deliver PDFs of book and journal scans: up to one chapter or 1/10th of a published work. Turnaround time depends upon demand. Please email Kim with your material requests:

You can access journal articles held by other institutions via our interlibrary loan service, MyILL. Once you've identified an article in a database (such as Avery Index), the Find Full Text link will guide you through options for document delivery.

For the time being, CARLI has suspended I-Share loans and Statewide Library Delivery. I-Share and GRC library material loans will not be considered overdue.

Your Virtual Librarian

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Kim Soss