Google Drive for Research

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Looking for a better way to store and share all of the articles, ebook chapters, and other miscellaneous research content you discover in the databases? Well, research just got easier in many of the HGTC Library subscription databases powered by Gale (i.e., Academic OneFile, Biography in Context, Educator’s Reference Compete, GVRLOpposing Viewpoints in Context, U.S. History in Context, etc.)

After Thursday, April 28th, the My Account feature in Gale Infotrac products will be replaced by a Google Drive login. This means you will no longer need to create an account just for use in these databases. You can sign in with your personal or HGTC-assigned Google/Gmail account and save items you find in the databases in Google Drive. Highlights and notes created in the databases will also be save in Drive!

Click here if you need help migrating your content in My Account to Google Drive.

Click here for tips on downloading content from these databases.

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Equipment Lending: End of the Spring Semester

spring equipment sign

Last day for checkout: Tuesday, April 26th.
All items due back on Friday, April 29th.

Checkouts resume on May 31st.

Library Hours can be found here:

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Therapy Dogs at Conway and Grand Strand 4/25 and 4/27!

SPECIAL EVENT: Therapy dogs, courtesy of Canine Angels, will be available at the Conway and Grand Strand Campus Libraries. Stop by and pet a furry friend!

Conway Campus Library
Monday, April 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Grand Strand Campus Library
Wednesday, April 27th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Remember: Studies show that taking regular breaks can help concentration and increase productivity, especially if you let yourself relax during the break. Amidst all of the stress, we hope you get a chance to relax this week, and as always, let any library staff member know if there is something we can do to help you finish your work!

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National Library Week ’16

Time to celebrate! It’s National Library Week (April 10-16), and we want you to participate in this year’s Libraries Transform initiative (sponsored by the American Library Association) by telling us what you love about HGTC Library.

NLW bulletin Board

All you have to do is visit any one of the three campus libraries and write your answer on the designated bulletin board. Tell us what you love about the library and how it’s helped you transform in some way. We want to hear from you!

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April Trivia Contest

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It’s time for the April 2016 edition of Horry Georgetown Technical College Library’s student trivia contest! We decided to base this round of questions on tattoos.

Any student who correctly answers all five questions available at will be in the running for a monthly prize. The prize for this round of trivia is a gift bag of goodies that includes a tattoo coloring book, an insulated coffee mug, a small journal, and more!

The trivia questions can be answered using a variety of sources (books, online library resources, the Internet, etc.). Note, the final question requires the use of HGTC Library’s free digital magazines service, Zinio.

Please send your answers to the trivia questions to no later than 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th. Good luck and happy searching!

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Sign up for Group Trivia with HGTC Library!


Love trivia? Have a wealth of random knowledge? Want to test your skills against your peers or the faculty and staff? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we encourage you to register to play trivia with HGTC Library! Visit our Group Trivia guide to sign up as a group (of up to 4 or 5 people) or as an individual (to be placed on a team):

April 21, 2016
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium
Building 1100 – Conway Campus

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March Trivia Winner and Answers Announcement

Congrats to Jen Bolinger, our March Trivia Contest winner!

Wondering about the answers to the questions?

What former Pentecostal preacher turned comedian died when his Trans Am was hit by a drunk driver in California?  In what 1986 movie did this man portray a professor of Contemporary American History? (2 answers)

Sam Kinison | Back to School

Authoring numerous books about sports later in his life, what 1964 Pulitzer Prize winner died in a traffic accident shortly after turning 73 years old?  Which Super Bowl winning coach did this author profile in a 2005 book?  In what book did this author profile the friendship of four Boston Red Sox players? (3 answers)

David Halberstam | Bill Belichick | The Teammates

Enshrined posthumously in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, which NBA player’s career was tragically cut short by an auto accident at the age of 28?  Which two NBA teams did this man play for during his four year career in the National Basketball Association? (3 answers)

Dražen Petrović | Portland Trailblazers | New Jersey Nets

Which actor was killed in a car accident involving his Porsche 550 Spyder on Route 466 in California?  Although he acted in a handful of movies before his death, what was the only movie this actor starred in that was released during his lifetime? (2 answers)

James Dean | East of Eden

Download the March 01, 2016 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine (the one with a family running from a tornado on the cover) using HGTC Library’s free Zinio service (it’s very easy and the instructions can be found in the box below).  Go to page 56 of this issue.  On this page is an article that discussed the hazards of ignoring what car part?


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