September 5, 2018

Changes Coming to OCC Libraries Database Access on October 1

Many of the databases available through the OCC Library are provided statewide through the Library of Michigan's Michigan eLibrary (MeL). On October 1 a new statewide subscription cycle begins which will bring big changes to the databases available through the OCC Libraries. While OCC users will no longer have access to a number of databases provided through MeL, the new agreement will also bring in a large number of new databases.

The OCC Libraries are seeking to make arrangements to possibly continue some of the expiring resources, but here is a list of the databases provided by OCC through MeL that we expect to be discontinued on October 1.

October 9, 2018: The library was able to make arrangements to retain most of these databases noted below:

* Academic OneFile retained
* Business Collection retained
* Business Insights: Global retained
BusinessDescision / no longer available
* retained
* Criminal Justice Collection retained
Expanded Academic ASAP / no longer available
* Fine Arts and Music Collection retained
* General OneFile retained
General Reference Center Gold / no longer available
* Health & Wellness Resource Center retained
* Health Reference Center Academic retained
Heritage Quest / no longer available
* Informe Académico retained
* InfoTrac Newsstand retained
* LegalTrac retained
New York Times / no longer available
Nursing Resource Center / no longer available
Small Business Resource Center / no longer available

See the MeL Database Crosswalk spreadsheet for more information on which of the new databases will replace the expiring databases.

See the full listing of all the new resources coming October 1.

We will provide more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions please contact your campus librarian or Jeff Zachwieja, Coordinator of Library Electronic Resources at or x3488.

Free Library Success Seminars for the Fall 2018 Semester

Free Library Success Seminars are available during the Fall 2018 Semester. These sessions cover a variety of topics related to library research. Ask your instructor about extra credit for attending any of these seminars. See the Library Instruction page for more information about future seminars at all OCC campuses.

Full Schedule at Auburn Hills Campus Library Page
Full Schedule at Orchard Ridge Campus Library Page
Full Schedule at Royal Oak Campus Library Page