The Grossmont College Library is here to help you and your students. Our resources and services support teaching, learning, and research.
Place course materials (textbooks, DVDs, etc) on reserves at the library for student use.
|Search for items on reserve via OneSearch|
|Checkout is limited; most items are a 4-hour period|
|Submit a Reserves Intake Form to place course materials on reserve at the library.|
Learn more about Course Reserves
Research help is available in person and from off campus.
|Visit the reference desk during library hours|
|DVDs & VHS|
Learn more about Circulation Services
Grossmont students, faculty, and staff may request items outside of the Grossmont Library collections using Interlibrary Loan (ILL). This service is free of charge.
Interlibrary Loan Request Form
Separate form required for each book and/or article you need for your research.
Learn more about Interlibrary Loan Services
Search over 60 databases that offer 24/7 access to articles, books, and films
Search for books via OneSearch
Contact: Julie Middlemas
Streaming Film Databases
Embed streaming films directly into Canvas.
Films and educational documentaries including films from PBS, The Great Courses, and California
Must be requested for purchase before viewing
Streaming access to 300 feature films, documentaries, and foreign films including Food Inc, Ordinary People, and Citizen Kane.
A comprehensive video collection of more than 62,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas.
Contact Jessica Owens to learn about easily embedding videos into Canvas via LTI
DVD and VHS collection available for check out at the Circulation Desk
Search for the physical media collection via OneSearch.
Contact: Jessica Owens
Access Newspapers 24/7 through our newspaper databases. Our newspaper databases include access to:
Browse magazines 24/7 through Flipster.
Approximately one hour tutorial for students
"LUCI" is an introductory, standalone, one-shot, one-hour library tutorial that includes a comprehensive quiz.
For instructors seeking more flexible, adaptable content, please see the Library Instruction and Information Literacy course shell in Canvas. It includes videos, modules and pages you can add to your Canvas course.
Students: log into Canvas and select the button "Join this Course."
The tutorial has four sections: Getting Started; Using Research Tools; Evaluating Information Sources; Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism. Each section is 2-3 page long and may contain short videos to watch.
Request a 75-min. workshop, taught by a librarian and tailored to your class assignment. Topics include information literacy, database searching, understanding scholarly sources, evaluating web content, and more.
Help improve the quality of Library Instruction by letting us know what worked well for you and your students, and what might be improved.
Canvas Information Literacy Modules
(This opens a page in Canvas; please login to Canvas to view content)
|Modules or individual pages may be imported into your course and adapted to your needs.|
|Librarian-created screencasts are also available in Canvas Studio for you to embed in your own course.|
Faculty can embed these short self-guided library instruction videos directly into Canvas.
Getting started with library research
Advanced search strategies
Learn more about Self-Paced Video Tutorials
Research Guides are created by Grossmont Librarians to help guide you through your research and find materials for your topic.
- Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain or (b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities: Retain, Revise, Remix, Reuse, Redistribute.
- OER are often released under intellectual property licenses (such as, Creative Commons). Some of these licenses allow faculty to freely reuse, remix, revise, and/or redistribute educational materials.
- Visit the Grossmont College OER page for information about the College's OER initiative.
Learn more about OER/ZTC at Grossmont College
- Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) is a label applied to courses in which faculty either use
OER, or other freely available resources in place of traditional textbooks or other
expensive learning materials. California SB 1359 established the following parameters for what constitutes a ZTC course:
- All assigned textbooks are optional for the course
- All assigned textbooks are identified as Open Educational Resource (OER) textbooks.
- Assigned textbooks (including course readers) are available online for free (i.e. through library databases), AND students are not required to buy a physical copy.
- Other considerations for ZTC courses include:
- Lab materials or required supplies are not considered a textbook cost. If a course section meets the parameters noted above, but requires a fee for materials then the section would still qualify as ZTC per State guidelines. (Note: a lab manual is considered a textbook and must be available to students at no cost to permit ZTC designation for the class).
- If students need to pay fees to access a software platform to do coursework or homework, this counts as a cost, and the course section would not qualify as ZTC.
- Visit the Grossmont College ZTC page for information about the College's ZTC initiative.
- Do you think your course should be labeled as ZTC, but have questions? Please contact the OER/ZTC co-coordinators; Lara Braff and Nadra Farina-Hess. They will be happy to assist you.
Low Textbook Cost
- Fall of 2021 the OER/ZTC work group began the process of defining the price point for what is considered "low" for the cost of a textbook. A survey to help establish this definition will be distributed to all faculty in mid to late fall.
- Like the ZTC label, the goal is to collaboratively identify and label classes that offer an affordable option to students.
- More information will be posted as development occurs. If you have any questions, please contact the OER/ZTC co-coordinators; Lara Braff and Nadra Farina-Hess.
Faculty and Teaching Assistants can scan tests on a Datalink 1200 behind the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library
Library Contact by Subject
The library contacts by subjects are your go to librarians, connecting you to library services and collections. Contact them to recommend items for library purchase and for program review.
Allied Health & Nursing
- Cardiovascular Technology - Patty Morrison
- ECG/Telemetry - Patty Morrison
- Nursing - Nadra Farina-Hess
- Occupational Therapy Assistant - Patty Morrison
- Orthopedic Technology - Patty Morrison
- Respiratory Therapy - Patty Morrison
Career Technical Education/Workforce Development
- Administration of Justice - Felicia Kalker
- Business Administration - Patty Morrison
- Business Office Technology - Patty Morrison
- Child Development: Julie Middlemas
- Computer Science and Information Systems - Patty Morrison
- Culinary Arts - Felicia Kalker
- Family Studies - Zayden Tethong
Arts, Languages, and Communication
- American Sign Language - Patty Morrison
- Communications - Jessica Owens
- Dance - Felicia Kalker
- Media Communications - Jessica Owens
- Music - Felicia Kalker
- Theater Arts - Patty Morrison
- Visual Arts and Humanities - Jessica Owens
- World Languages - Patty Morrison
English & Social/Behavioral Sciences
- Anthropology - Patty Morrison
- Behavioral Sciences - Patty Morrison
- English - Julie Middlemas
- English as a Second Language - Patty Morrison
- Ethnic Studies - Zayden Tethong
- Gender Studies - Zayden Tethong
- History - Julie Middlemas
- Philosophy and Religious Studies - Patty Morrison
- Political Economy - Patty Morrison
- Psychology - Patty Morrison
- Sociology - Patty Morrison
Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Exercise Science and Wellness
- Biological Sciences - Patty Morrison
- Chemistry - Patty Morrison
- Earth Sciences - Patty Morrison
- Exercise Science - Patty Morrison
- Mathematics - Patty Morrison
- Physics - Patty Morrison
Counseling, Student Development and Matriculation
For general questions and research help
For course reserves, library accounts, and renewals
|(619) 644 - 7361|