ABI/INFORM – New Database

ProQuest ABI/INFORM logoGRCC researchers now may search business research giant ABI/INFORM,  including: ABI/INFORM Global; ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry; and, ABI/INFORM Dateline! Results will feature “full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.” If you want to be “in the know” on business trends, ABI/INFORM will help you do that.  ABI/INFORM can be searched individually OR as part of ProQuest Central. (Off-campus users will logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.)


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Vinyl, CD, or, Streaming?

How do you like your music?  Today, streaming audio is ubiquitous, but there is a rapidly-growing segment of music-buyers who prefer vinyl and CDs. Several record shows are scheduled this Summer – including a FREE one locally:

If classical, jazz, or world music is “your thing”, try the Library’s streaming audio database Naxos Music Library  with over 137,000 discs!

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Eat Locally – Shop Locally

West Michigan is home to several Farmers’ Markets, and even more farm-based markets.  My favorite is Fulton Street Farmers’ Market, not just because of the (mostly) locally-sourced produce, dairy, meat, plants and flowers – but because it’s a great place to people-watch while you sip a morning java,

Do you have the space and energy for a personal garden? Read April Philips’  Designing Urban Agriculture : A Designing book coverComplete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes. (Access with  your GRCC user name and Raider #.)

Make a point to visit your local farmers’ market regularly this summer, and enjoy the seasonal selections. See you there!

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Camp the Great Outdoors

Camping Display 2018 JuneCamping – you either love it or avoid it.  If you’re enamoured, visit this month’s book display – “Celebrate Great Outdoors Month and National Camping Month” curated by adjunct librarian Mary Johnson.

GRCC’s Library has a great collection about camping and the outdoors, supporting both Biology and  Wellness courses, in addition to those with a personal interest.

Find out how a minister’s accidental best-seller launched the country’s first outdoor craze.



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ProQuest Central – New Database

ProQuest LogoYour research Database selections just grew exponentially with the addition of a “blockbuster” database  – ProQuest Central.  This multidisciplinary database allows you to “search across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers.”  Search ProQuest Central databases all at once, or, individually. (Off-campus users will logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.)

Quest Central content chart

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