The Grossmont College Library's reference collection houses over 3,000 resources. These include general and specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias, biographical and historical sources, and periodical indexes, both print and electronic, all chosen to support the college's curriculum.
Professional reference librarians staff the reference desk during open library hours, and, when the library is closed, users can get help using the AskUsNow! online chat service available 24/7.
Besides answering reference questions, our librarians help users formulate research strategies, teach users how to search library databases, offer user guides on many topics, orient students--individually or in groups--to the library, and help users gain access to sources beyond our library when necessary.
Additionally, librarians are responsible for developing the collection - each has specific departmental areas of responsibility. Please see the Collection Development Policy for how decisions are made on what is kept or weeded in the collection.
Ask A Librarian: Research Help is Always Available!
Grossmont College offers several ways to ask a librarian a question.
|You can have an online chat with a librarian 24/7 - provided by professional librarians from all over the United States.|
|Call a Grossmont librarian during open hours for help at 619-644-7361.|
|Visit us during open hours.|
|See a page of Frequently Asked Questions.|
Term Paper Research
If you want help picking a subject, researching and gathering data for your term paper, or including citations in your writing, here are some options:
- Ask a Reference Librarian for help at the Library Reference Desk
- Attend one of the Term Paper Clinics offered in the Library about 3/4 of the way through the semester
- Look at the on-line Term Paper Clinic guide