Category Archives: Database

New MeL Databases for Area Studies

globe imageIf you’re taking (or teaching) political science, economics, history, sociology,  geography, language, or literature, you’re likely to need to find your topic covered in the literature of, or about, a different country. If that is the case, then these new area studies databases from MeL Michigan eLibrary might be for you!

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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New Database: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center database pageHobbies & Crafts Reference Center is one of the new MeL Michigan eLibrary databases. While it’s not academic in nature, everyone needs a little down-time to do things that make you happy.

You will find “detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.” If arts & crafts do it for you, consider this new database.

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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New Database: Business Book Summaries

Business Book Summaries logoAnother of our new databases from MeL Michigan eLibrary is Business Book Summaries (BBS).  Concise summaries of the best business books will help busy business faculty and students keep up with the latest information in the business world.

Here’s an example of a summary for the book The Culture Builders: Leadership Strategies for Employee Performance, by Jane Sparrow. (Login with your last name and 7-digit Raider number and select the PDF.)

If the title is intriguing, check RaiderSearch Catalog for a GRCC call number, or, click through to MeL Catalog to borrow it if we don’t own it.

 

 

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“So, dear, what do you plan to do after college?”

It’s inevitable.  That conversation that most college students hate… but you know it’s coming – at theFerguson's Career Interest Assessment graohic Thanksgiving dinner table.  “So, dear, what do you plan to do after college?” asks that formerly favorite aunt, uncle or grandparent.

If you’re at a loss, consider taking a career interest inventory to see what jobs match your interests, attitudes, and potential skills.  Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center has one with 180 (quick) questions that will create a list of potential careers of interest and links to quality information about those careers. Other assessments are available in CLS100 classes, and in Counseling.

Log into Ferguson’s with your last name and 7-digit Raider number!.  See the Careers Subject Guide, or the [Careers & Education] tab on most Subject Guides.

 

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New Database: Automate

Results screen from Automate DatabaseOne of our new MeL Michigan eLibrary databases is Automate.  It’s for car repair enthusiasts. Automate provides “accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.”

Find it on the Databases page under A for Automate. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

 

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