Category Archives: Subject Guides

RightFind Copyright System Maintenance this Weekend.

Faculty, please note that the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightFind Academic system will be unavailable Friday October 12th 9:00PM EDT through Saturday, October 13th 4:00PM EDT.

Contact your  assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or, in course packs. copyright symbolThere are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-to-print course packs.

Librarian can help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve; and, permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard.   Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.


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October is Domestic Violence Month

“Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.”

The National Domestic ViolDomestic Violence Purple Ribbonence Hotline  can help if you are abused, know someone who is abused, or, want to be more educated about the potential signs of abuse.

The US Centers for Disease Control calls domestic violence a “serious preventable public health problem,” and have a streaming video, What is Intimate Partner Violence? that explains some of the challenges.

Library databases that cover this topic well are SocINDEX with Full-Text and ProQuest Criminal Justice Database.  Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

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Are you registered?

Your Vote CountsTuesday, October 9 is the last day Michigan citizens may register to vote in the November elections.  Check here to see if you are registered – and see what will be on your Michigan ballot.

Why is voter registration such a big deal? Take a look at some of these Opposing Viewpoints articles on the topic to find out why you should register – and vote!

The Voting 2018 Subject Guide has much more.

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New Databases Galore!

The State of Michigan provides all Michigan libraries a slate of free-to-Michigan-citizens databases through the MeL Michigan eLibrary program.  For more than 15 years, the list has remained relatively unchanged, populated mostly by Cengage Gale databases – until now.   Starting October 1, 2018 and lasting for the next 5 years, MeL will license many new databases for us  – plus a few old favorites.  You’ll  soon see those databases on the Databases link, as well as on selected Subject Guides.

If you’re not using MeL databases, you’re missing out. Give them a try today!MeL Logo

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Marijuana Ballot Proposal Panel Streamed

GRCC Student Life gathered an expert panel for its Marijuana Ballot Proposal Panel on September 19, as part of GRCC’s Civic Engagement Week.  Maijuana leaf

Read about the different viewpoints that surround this controversial issue in some of the library’s databases:

Off-campus or wireless users will be prompted to logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.  For more about registering to vote, and other proposals on the November ballot – check the Voting Subject Guide.

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