Category Archives: Database

New Career Streaming Videos

Some of the most popular streaming videos that GRCC’s Library licenses are those in Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight collection from Films on Demand. Candid video interviews with professionals across multiple industries cover topics including: keys to success in the field, education and certification requirements, general workplace atmosphere, a typical day on the job, industry-specific challenges, what the future holds, advice for breaking into the profession, and more.

3-D Printing Specialist graphic
“3-D Printing Specialist—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight.” Films On Demand, Films Media Group, 2021, fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=16038&xtid=274713.

This series contains 240 career videos. New videos this month include:

For more Career resources, check out the Careers Subject Guide.

On-campus networked users click right into the title.  Off-campus users will be prompted to login with last name and 7-digit Raider number.   Try it today!

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Genealogy with Your Own LOM Library Card (updated)

Librarians are frequently asked about access to genealogical databases and local newspaper archives. GRCC collections serve the academic needs of students and faculty, so we don’t invest in those if they aren’t needed to support the curriculum. BUT – the Library of Michigan (LOM) does, and now you can get a free LOM library card!

Apply online by completing the form found here. Card information will be emailed to you. Use that LOM access to access their Family History e-resources, a selected list of which follows. 

Selected LOM Databases:

Library of Michigan Family History Databases

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Get Alerts from Higher Ed Journals

While the bulk of our Library collection is focused on resources for student use, the Library licenses several higher education periodicals for the professional development of faculty and staff.

The [Faculty & Staff Resources Subject Guide] has a [Professional Reading] tab that includes a selective list of many of those full-text periodicals.

Staying up-to-date in higher education doesn’t have to be hard or take a lot of time. You can set up email alerts to notify you when new issues of specific periodical titles are available online.  To learn more about setting up this option, click into a chosen ejournal and look for [Share => Create an alert], [Create Journal Alert] or [Create Alert]. Contact your liaison librarian with any questions.

Alerts are also possible within most [Research Databases]. Craft a good search strategy and create an alert to email you links to full-text articles on that topic whenever new ones are added to the database

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Faculty & Staff Resources Subject Guide list of higher ed periodicals

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November Hot Topics

Colin Powell
Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State

GRCC’s NewsBank America’s News database provides Hot Topics – the “most popular trending news headlines and topics.” Hot Topics provide links to pre-researched subjects of interest.

November Hot Topics cover: the Pandora Papers; Facebook Congressional hearings; Billionaire Tax; Homicide Rate increase; Afghan online schools for Girls; drop in US Religion; eNASCAR; Drake’s Certified Lover Boy; the death of former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell; and more. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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October Hot Topics

GRCC’s NewsBank America’s News database provides Hot Topics – the “most popular trending news headlines and topics.” Hot Topics provide links to pre-researched subjects of interest.

California Governor Gavin Newsom
California Governor Gavin Newsom; photo by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

October Hot Topics cover: California gubernatorial recall; ESPN’s first all-woman broadcast; volcanoes & dinosaurs; extreme weather; Texas abortion law; teacher shortages; no-knock & chokehold bans; the debt ceiling; and more. Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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