June 23, 2014

Summertime and the Reading is Easy

Want a read for the beach, cabin, or backyard hammock?  Your OCC Libraries have lots of new titles to choose from!

Check out the OCC Libraries Browsing Collections for some great selections in popular fiction and non-fiction. Use your OCC Library Card Number to make an online request and have books sent to the campus library nearest you.

Newer titles in the OCC Browsing Collections include:
Happy Summer Reading!
Submitted by Beth Garnsey
Faculty Librarian
Highland Lakes Campus Library


June 13, 2014

New & Improved Michigan eLibrary Website Debuts June 16

On June 16, the Library of Michigan is debuting the new and improved Michigan eLibrary (MeL), Besides a new look and feel for the website, they have also introduced a discovery service that allows you to see results from across all of the MeL resources, including quick links to request books through MeLCat.

The new search box on the MeL homepage will find results from MeLCat, selected MeL databases, curricular content/websites from the Michigan Online Resources for Educators (M.O.R.E.), MeL gateway websites, and selected digital Michigan history projects, all in one search.

To try it out now, visit the MeL home page at http://mel.org/ and click the new MeL link at the top of the page.

June 4, 2014

More than 1,500 new films added to the OCC Libraries VAST collection

1,545 new films have recently been added to the OCC Libraries VAST: Academic Video Online collection.  Here are a few highlights:
Check out the thousands of titles available in music and performing arts, health sciences, education, and more at the VAST: Academic Video Online collection, or watch the OCC Libraries tutorial video on getting started with VAST.

May 9, 2014

Free Library Success Seminars at the Orchard Ridge Library

Drop in the Orchard Ridge Library for these free Library Success Seminars. These sessions cover a variety of topics related to student success, including library research and study skills. Ask your instructor about extra credit for attending any of these seminars. Questions? Call (248) 522-3612

Orchard Ridge Campus
(see all Summer I 2014 seminars for Orchard Ridge)

May 2, 2014

Featured Database: Naxos Music Library

The Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library, with online streaming access to more than 96,000 CDs and almost 1.4 million tracks.  Hundreds of new CDs are added each month not only in classical, but jazz, world, and popular music as well.  The OCC Libraries also provide access to the Naxos Music Library Jazz database, with over 8,600 albums including the complete catalogs of prestigious jazz labels such as Blue Note Records, Fantasy Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, and more.
You can search the NML databases by composer, work, genre, or record label.  A sophisticated advanced search engine is also available.  In addition to the music, the NML provides selected composer biographies, a glossary of musical terms, selected work analyses, CD liner notes, and many other useful text resources.  Users can also sign up to login and create playlists for private use or to share.
Access the NML databases from any computer, anywhere, anytime. You can listen through the new and improved media player or via the mobile app available for Apple or Android devices. 

See our quick start video, or go to the Naxos Music Library or Naxos Jazz to listen now.