Category Archives: Database

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Now with more Video!






















Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is  the place to start your search when you’re  wondering what career is right for you, with information on over 3800 careers.  There are links to current job and internship opportunities, and there’s a career interest assessment tool, too.

Ferguson’s isn’t new, but this summer’s overhaul will definitely improved  your experience!  There is new career content with more emerging professions, more video, new proprietary directories, and, new advice and how-to articles. Need help with your job search, or,  with workplace skills? Ferguson’s has that, too.

You’ll find Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center on the Library’s Database page, as well as on most Subject Guides.  On-campus networked users can click right into the database.  Off-campus and wireless users need to logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.   Try it today!


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New York Times Online Available Free through GRCC’s Library

New York TImes Online platforms

GRCC’s Library provides FREE access to the New York Times Online; it’s a $110 value. NY Times Online is used in all sorts of classes, including: Business; Culinary Arts; Economics; History; Political Science; Theater; and more!

If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions to create your account on our NYT Subject Guide to activate your logon today.  If you’ve already created your logon (it’s good for one year) – take time to stay on top of national and world news.

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Hot Topics – Need Some Ideas?

Our NewsBank America’s News database provides Hot Topics – “an easier path to locating topics of interest related to current global issues, events and people for personal and course research.”  Hot Topics  automatically update as new matching articles are loaded into the database. They are updated monthly.   Take a look at Hot Topics – September 2020 – and  click here to logon into NewsBank America’s News.NewBank Hot Topics logo

For other news sources, see the News Subject Guide.  If you’re off-campus or using wireless, you may be asked to log on with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.







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Find ProQuest Full-text through Google

ProQuest, one of our major research vendors, just launched a new discovery initiative for those who start their searches on the public internet. You will soon see millions more links to articles available in full-text in our licensed ProQuest databases.Google Scholar to ProQuest

How will this benefit you?  Let’s say you’re searching Google Scholar for articles on your topic. You spot a great sounding title from the site – and  you click on the title.

You will be prompted to logon to your institution;  type Grand Rapids Community College and click on it. Login and you’re in!  You now have access to all the ProQuest content that GRCC licenses.  While GRCC does not license everything that ProQuest sells, if you identify something we don’t license, request it through RaiderLoan.





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Taking Sides?

The Debate & Controversy Subject Guide is a great place to easily find Pro/Con arguments on topics that interest all of us. Check out the Opposing Viewpoints in Context and Points of View Reference Center research databases for articles written in a Point/Counterpoint style, as well as commentaries that explain the spectrum of a debatable topic.  This Subject Guides is also  a great place to get ideas for research assignments.

We especially like reading the bipartisan FlipSide, found on the [Websites] tab of that Subject Guide.

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