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Academic OneFile Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(InfoTrac) 1980 - present. Most comprehensive academic database.  Many are peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals and reference sources, covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Articles can be translated into 11 languages.  (play video)

Academic Search Elite
(about)(EBSCOhost) 1980s - present. Full-text, abstracts, or indexing for mostly scholarly periodicals. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study. (play video)

ARTstor (settings)
(about)A repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images from the arts, humanities, and architecture, along with descriptive information (play video)

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Biography in Context 
(about) (Gale) Biographical information from a combination of full-text Gale reference sources, related full-text periodical articles, images and links to web sites. Current and historic persons are searchable by name, occupation, and dates and other criteria. (play video)

(about)Full text electronic reproduction of books on networking, programming languages, desktop and office applications, the Web, computer hardware and software, databases and other information technology topics. (play video)

Building Green Suite
(about) Features comprehensive, practical information on a wide range of topics related to sustainable building, from energy efficiency and recycled-content materials to land-use planning and indoor air quality. (play video)

Business Insights: Global  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about) (Gale) (Gale) Business Insights: Global is a unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries. (play video)

Business Source Elite
(about)(EBSCOhost) 1985 - present. Business articles, a large number are from peer-reviewed publications, many full-text. (play video)

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Career Cruising  See a librarian for a password.
(about)An interactive career resource designed to assist in finding the right career, explore different career options, or plan for future education and training. (See a librarian for password)  

Careers Internet Database choose "Members Click Here" and enter username 588w and password future
(about) Career guidance information to help you choose a career, explore different career and education options, and find a job. To access, choose "Members Click Here" and enter username 588w and password future  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(InfoTrac) Automotive repair manuals and bulletins on thousands of cars and trucks popular over the last 30 years, as well as a few back to 1945.  

Chronicle of Higher Education  
(about)1995 - present.  Online counterpart to the print publication; covers current developments and trends in higher education.  

CINAHL Plus with Full-Text 
(about)(EBSCOhost) 1937 - present. Full-text from more than 770 nursing and allied health journals.  (play video)

CollegeSource Online
(about)College catalog for 2-year, 4-year and graduate schools;generally includes catalogs from 1994 to present.  

CQ Researcher  
(about)1991 - present.  Full-text articles from CQ Researcher, a collection of reports and analysis on issues in the news.  Each topic has an introductory overview, background and chronology, a current assessment, tables and maps, pro/con statements from opposing positions, and a list of key sources. (play video)

CultureGrams  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)A leading reference source for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe, including photos, slideshows and videos, tables and graphs, interviews, printable maps and flags, sounds files for the national anthems and country names and much more. (play video)

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Demographics Now Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(Gale) Robust and highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports to help you make informed and accurate decisions.  (play video)

Detroit Free Press
(about)(Proquest) 1999 - present. Searchable full-text newspaper articles. (play video)

Detroit News (availability includes May 23, 2006 through Nov. 18, 2011)
(about)(Proquest) 2006 - 2011. Searchable full-text newspaper articles. Availability includes May 23, 2006 through Nov. 18, 2011.  

DOAJ - The Directory of Open Access Journals
(about) Free, full-text access to peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals.  

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eBooks on EBSCOhost
(about)Searchable eBooks available on all topics.  (play video)

Electronic Journal Service
(about)(EBSCOhost) Search special miscellaneous full-text journals.

eLibrary  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(ProQuest) Find articles, ebooks, transcripts, photos, websites, focused multi-media, maps and references from over 2000 sources.  (play video)

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online - Academic Edition
(about)Current. Full-text encyclopedia articles plus special features: a world atlas, world statistical data, dictionary and thesaurus, notable quotations, historical timelines, the year in review 1993-2006. (play video)  

(about) (EBSCOhost)1960s - present. The Educational Resource Information Center contains citations and abstracts for journal articles and digests for non-journal materials in education and related fields. Some recent items in full-text. (play video)  

Expanded Academic ASAP  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(InfoTrac) 1980s - present. Articles are either full-text or citations/abstracts. Wide variety of subjects including social sciences, humanities, education, science, and technology. (play video)


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Fine Arts and Music Collection  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(Infotrac) 1980s - present. Over 100 full-text magazines and journals. Topics covered include drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Includes the Wilson Art Index and RILM.  

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Gale Virtual Reference Library   Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(Gale) Searchable ebook versions of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources in the subjects of business, humanities, natural and health sciences.   (play video)

General Business File ASAP  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(InfoTrac) 1980s - present. Comprehensive database with many full-text articles on a wide range of topics, many of general interest.  Includes newspaper indexing and audio files.  

General OneFile  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(InfoTrac) 1980 - present.  Comprehensive database with many full-text articles on a wide range of topics, many of general interest.  Includes newspaper indexing and audio files. (play video)

General Reference Center Gold  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(InfoTrac) 1980 - present. Contains either full-text or citations/abstracts of articles.  Key business, news, and general interest periodicals. (play video)

Google Scholar  
(about)Google Scholar helps you search for scholarly articles, papers, and books with the same simple, quick technology as the familiar Google search engine. It can also identify books and articles available in Oakland Community College and other nearby libraries. (play video)

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Health and Wellness Resource Center Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(Gale) 1980 - present.  Medical reference materials, many full-text, including health/medical journals, pamphlets, health-related videos and articles from general interest publications. (play video)

Health Reference Center Academic Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(InfoTrac) 1980 - present.  Citations or full-text articles from nursing, allied health and medical journals, consumer health magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, topical overviews, and reference books. (play video)

Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition
(about)(EBSCOhost) 1975 - present.  Abstracts and many full-text articles for scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. (play video

HeritageQuest Online  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(Proquest) Genealogical research. Digital, searchable images of U.S. Federal Census records, Freedman's Bank records, PERSI, the Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, and the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set. It is mostly full-text.  (play video)  

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Informe  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(InfoTrac) 1993 - present. Created for Spanish-speaking users, contains mostly full-text Spanish-language and bilingual articles from magazines and scholarly journals. Topics range from news, politics, and culture to health, history, and science. (play video)

InfoTrac Newsstand  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(InfoTrac) 1980 - present. More than 1000 regional, national and international full-text newspapers.  (play video)

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Job and Career Accelerator  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)Easy-to-use online application combining everything you need for a successful job search. This resource enables you to explore over 1,000 different occupations and match interests and skills with the career that’s best. Includes millions of recent local and national job postings, tips for creating resumes and cover letters, and help with interviewing skills.  

JSTOR - The Scholarly Journal Archive
(about)Digital archive of full-text scholarly journals. Does not include full-text of current issues (most titles withhold full-text for five years or more).  (play video)

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Learning Express  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)An interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help learners succeed on the standardized academic or licensing tests they must pass. Gives immediate scoring, answer explanations and an individualized analysis of results.  (play video)

LegalTrac  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(Infotrac) 1980 - present.  Citations and abstracts for major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.  Included are articles on federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice, and taxation. (play video)

Literature Resource Center
(about)(Gale) Full-text biographical information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, time periods and countries.  (play video)

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Naxos Music Library
(about)(Naxos). The Naxos Music Library is the world's largest online classical music library, offering streaming access to over one million tracks with over 1,000 new CDs added to the library every month. (play video)  

Naxos Music Library Jazz
(about)(Naxos). The Naxos Music Library Jazz offers streaming access to over 65,000 tracks of jazz from more than 6,000 albums. Over 12,000 jazz artists are represented.  (play video)

New York Times
(about)(Gale) 1985 - present. Searchable full-text newspaper articles.  (play video)

Newspaper Source
(about)(EBSCOhost) Full-text for a wide range of national, regional and international newspapers.  (play video)

Nursing Resource Center  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(Gale) Includes encyclopedia entries, disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams.  (play video)

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Opposing Viewpoints In Context  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(Gale) Information and opinions on today's hottest social issues, featuring continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and websites. (play video)

Oxford English Dictionary Online 
(about)Oxford English Dictionary Online provides the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words— past and present— from across the English-speaking world. (play video)

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online - Shakespeare 
(about) Searchable, annotated online full-text versions of all of Shakespeare's works.  (play video)

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Points of View
(about)(EBSCOhost) Full-text generally 1990s - present.  Essays on topics in the news.  Each has an overview, point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument), supported with articles from periodicals, media transcripts, primary source documents, and videos.  (play video)

ProQuest Psychology Journals
(about)(Proquest) 1894 - present. Full text articles from more than 800 journal titles, including the full run of APA titles from PsycARTICLES. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics. (play video)

(about)(ProQuest) 1894 - present.  Full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association.  (play video)


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Regional Business News
(about)(EBSCOhost) Generally, 1993 - present.  Provides full-text coverage of business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. (play video

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Science Direct
(about)(Elsevier) Full-text generally from 2000s - present, with abstracts much earlier.  Online journals in the health sciences and life sciences.  (play video)

Search Everything
(about)A seamless way to find almost anything available at the OCC Libraries with one search. Use this single search starting point to find online and print materials, including books and other items available for checkout in the OCC Library Catalog, ebooks, streaming videos, images, online full-text magazine, newspaper, and journal articles from more than 20 databases, and more.  (play video)

SIRS Renaissance  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(ProQuest) 1983 - present. All full-text. contains articles in periodicals and newspapers on the arts and humanities including architecture, music, philosophy, religion, the visual arts, and multimedia. Many are accompanied by color images or photographs. Special features: Arts Glossary, Notable People, Literary Corner, and Suggested Research Topics.  

Small Business Resource Center  Courtesy of the Michigan eLibrary.
(about)(Gale) Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.  (play video)

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VAST: Academic Video Online
(about)VAST: Academic Video Online is a database of thousands of searchable streaming videos in a wide range of disciplines. VAST includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and reels, field recordings, and more. (play video)

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Wall Street Journal
(about)(Proquest) 1984 - present. Searchable full-text newspaper articles. (play video)

(about)(OCLC) Extensive catalog of books and other materials in libraries in the Detroit metro area and worldwide.