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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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eBrary Updates

Our library is working on creating a up-to-date listing of our eBrary ebook collection, so we are reloading all of our eBrary links in the library’s online catalog, RaiderSearch. What is means for our users is that when searching in RaiderSearch for the next week or so, you may notice that some eBrary ebook links intermittently disappear and reappear. If you need to access eBrary this week, you may find it easier to go directly to GRCC’s eBrary webiste: http://0-site.ebrary.com.lib.grcc.edu/lib/grcc/home.action After this project is finished, all eBrary links will be back in RaiderSearch and this should eliminate any old links that no longer work. Please feel free to call (234-3868) or email (library@grcc.edu) the library if you have any questions about this process. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to providing a wide variety of eBooks for our students in the Fall semester!

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CONNECT Faculty Newsletter Winter issue published

Copy of Connect cover imagePlease see the Winter 2015 issue of our CONNECT Faculty Newsletter.  This issue includes information on: Open Door book & program activities; Spring Break and Holiday Hours; Exam Cram; Career Resources; Subject Guides; and more!

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Library Journal’s top rated databases

By Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

In recent months, a group of choice librarians and Library Journal reviewers were selected to evaluate databases which exist today for library use. In the end, the finalists were placed in specific categories, highlighting numerous resources of which several can be found right here at your GRCC Library. Below are the databases that made the “Top Database List” in their respective categories and they are available for access right now (requires RaiderLogin off campus):

Best Overall
Credo Reference

Most Ambitious in Scope or Content
Gale Virtual Library
Runner-up: Ebscohost eBooks (Formally NetLibrary.)

Most Elegant Runner-up: Oxford Art Online
Best Original Content Runner-up: CQ Researcher
Patron’s Favorites Runners-up: JSTOR and Naxos Music Library

To view a full list of the databases we offer alphabetically, click here. (We also offer the option of searching for databases by subject area.) We do our best to provide you with the most up-to-date & quality resources we possibly can, so although many of our databases did not “make the cut,” don’t doubt for a second that they aren’t just as useful for your research. Check them out today! 🙂

To view the rest of the finalists & runner-ups, click here.

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CRCnetBASES trial until December 17

By Lisa Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

GRCC Library has obtained a trial license for CRCnetBASES, a multidiscplinary database that spans over 40 categories, from agriculture to water science, and contains over 8,000 eBooks. The collections includes full text items such as textbooks and reference books from the CRC Press, and also includes online reference books from Auerbach and Chapman & Hall.

If you’re interested in any of the content through CRCnetBASES, please contact Nan Schichtel and include which specific titles and/or subset collections would be useful in GRCC courses.

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