Business Insights Global – It’s Back!

Business Insights GlobalEvery 5 (or so) years, the selection of databases freely available to us through MeL Michigan eLibrary changes.  Consequently last year, we lost  Business Insights Global.  Due to its cost, we decided to “go without.”  Since no other resource we licensed did what it does, we re-evaluated our budget, cut other items, and re-licensed  Business Insights Global.

This database “contains detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Also includes thousands of company histories and industry essays as well as case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies.”  It’s perfect for “doing business in (name a country)” research, or when doing a deep dive into an industry or company.

Take a look at what this databases has to offer, as well as others on the Business Subject Guide. Off-Campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.



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Faculty Blackboard Day & Library Drop-in for New Books

Blackboard Day posterGRCC faculty are invited to join Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies and two Blackboard Representatives in the Learning Resource Center (Library – LRC 123)  on Tuesday, October 15 to learn about the latest tools available in our learning management system.  There is no registration or fee for this event. Just stop on by.  The tentative schedule is as follows:
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am: Blackboard Ultra Demo
  • 12:00 – 1:15 pm: 10 Things You May Not Know About Blackboard Learn
  • 1:30 – 2:25 pm: Blackboard Ally
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm: Q & A Session with Blackboard

While you’re in the building, please drop into Coffee cup graphicthe Library to see what New Books have been added to the Library’s collections. Grab a coffee cup from the Circulation Desk and spend a few minutes in the New Books Nook!

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EBSCO eBooks working again – And it’s even bigger!

EBSCO eBook Academic Collection was down for a few days – something that almost never happens. But, MeL Michigan eLibrary fixed the problem and all titles are available again.  Plus – we have access to more than 3000 titles (with this one resource providing us over 190,300 titles) than we did last week!

Search the EBSCO eBook Academic Collection database separately for fullest functionality, or, see results in your OneSearch results.   For more on eBooks, see the eBooks Subject Guide. lady holding ebook

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NEW Films on Demand Streaming Videos

Films on Demand logoTake a look at the new streaming videos available through Films on Demand! After logging on with your last name and Raider number, select:

For more Multimedia options, see the Multimedia & Image Subject Guide.

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Learn more about Diverse Social Identities and Inclusive Environments

Recently, when facilitating a conversation with students about “our changing community,” a student asked “what can she do to learn more about different social and cultural identities.” I answered her question and thought that I would share my answer with others who might be interested.

First of all, when I’m facilitating conversations like this with students, I explain that cultural/social diversity happens when different identity groups are represented in the population you are examining. For instance, there is an appropriate representation of people from different ages, abilities, races, ethnicities, genders, orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, etc.  I explain that when we are exposed to diverse populations, chances are that we will be more open minded and more likely to thrive in diverse work environments. Continue reading

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