Category Archives: Database

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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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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What Journals Do We Have in……?

eJournal PortalGRCC’s eJournal Portal provides access to always up-to-date lists of periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, etc.) licensed for your use.  From the Library’s homepage, select [eJournal Portal] and limit your results to Journals only. Select the broad Subject you’re looking for – and drill down to select the more specific subcategory. For example, when seeking a list of  Nursing journals, choose [Health & Biological Sciences] and select the Nursing subcategory to discover 1059 links to eJournals!

eJournal Nursing subcategory

Click through to the periodical of interest. If you’re on wi-fi or off-campus, you may be prompted for your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

[eJournal Portal] is great for browsing, but if you need to do a real literature search, be sure to use a database suggested on the appropriate [Subject Guide].

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Free (to GRCC) New York Times Online

New York TImes Online platformsGRCC students, faculty & staff have complimentary access to New York Times Online through your GRCC Library!  If you’re new to GRCC, then follow the directions to activate your logon today – for free!

It’s a $110 value. If you’ve already created your logon (it’s good for one year) – take time to stay on top of national and world news. For more on New York Times Online, see our NYT Subject Guide!

  • Click
  • Enter Grand Rapids Community College in the [Find school] field.
  • Click [GO] and then click [Create Account] using your GRCC email address and a password of your choice. Follow the screen prompts to activate your Group Pass.
  • Mobile users may download FREE New York Times Apps.
  • After your Group Pass has been activated, you may enjoy access to from any internet-connected network or location.

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