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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!

Naxos Masthead

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Live Band Swing Dancing @ Rosa Parks

GRCC co-sponsors GR101 – GR College Week.  One of the most fun GR101 events has been going on all Summer, and continues through October 17th – Live Band Swing Dancing at Rosa Parks Circle!

  • Dates:  Through October 17, 2017
  • Next Occurrence: Sep 12, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times:  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Host:  Grand Rapids Original Swing Society
    Location:  Rosa Parks Circle or Ah-Nab-Awen Park
  • Phone:   616.617.4842
  • Category:  Dancing
  • Price Per Person:  Donation $5

The Grand Rapids Original Swing Society has more events, take a look at their website!   GRCC’s Library provides access to thousands of pieces of streaming music through Naxos Music LibraryListen to the original Broadway cast recording of SWING!

Swing Album cover

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Database Spotlight: Naxos Music Library

Naxos logo bannerWant to expand your experience with classical and world music?  Try Naxos Music Library! Naxos is the world’s largest online classical music library with more than 111,160 CD-length recordings equivalent to 1,628,300 tracks uploaded. Naxos adds 800+ new CDs added every month.  World music content is provided by ARC, Celestial Harmonies and others, and there is also jazz and pop/rock content. Take Naxos with you by downloading their mobile app.  Why not try Naxos Music Library today?


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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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