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Break Hours

Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday CLOSED

 Closed on April 1 and April 3    


Fall, Winter and Spring Hours

Monday - Thursday

7:30 am - 9 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

ARC Contacts

231.777.5330     Library Phone Number

Gail Powers-Schaub
Director of Information and Technology Resources

Becky Ulrey
Academic Resource Coordinator / Librarian

Beth Lofgren
Academic Resource Coordinator / Librarian

Isabel Rios
Academic Resource Assistant

231.777.5345     Learning Center Phone

Ryan DeCoster
Coordinator of Learning Resources

Jason Hicks
Academic Resource Assistant


231.777.5345     Math Center

Jill DeWitt
Program Director of Developmental & General Mathematics

231.777.5345     Writing Center 

Colleen Johnson
Director of the Writing Center


1903 Marquette Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49442-3404


Summer Hours

Monday - Wednesday 

8 am - 8 pm
Thursday 8 am - 6 pm
Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED

Muskegon Academic Resource Center


New Items in the ARC

 Click on the title to place a hold on an item, or view its description. Items will be held for pickup at the Library desk for one week.

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Captivology - Ben Parr
Call Number: BF321 .P367 2015
Publication Date: 2015-
The former editor of Mashable and cofounder of DominateFund examines the psychological phenomena that captivate our attention--and how we can leverage them to draw and retain attention for our ideas, work, companies, and more. Whether you're an artist or a salesperson, a teacher or an engineer, a marketer or a parent--putting the spotlight on your ideas, insights, projects and products requires a deep understanding of the science of attention.

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Natural Meditation - Dean Sluyter
Call Number: BL627 .S59 2015
Publication Date: 2015-
There's no trying in meditation.Just as water runs naturally downhill . . . just as leaves float naturally to the ground . . . we can all settle naturally into meditation. Not trying, just allowing--not doing, just being.The key is effortlessness. Whether you're a complete novice or you've 'tried it before,' if you can breathe you can meditate.

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The Top 50 Management Dilemmas - Sona Sherratt; Roger Delves
Call Number: HD31 .S448 2014
Publication Date: 2013
Struggling to motivate your staff? Looking for ways to make your meetings more effective? Battling to get a decision from colleagues?   Every manager, every day, at every level takes on challenges and problems that can be tricky to solve.   You’re busy and you want quick answers that are guaranteed to work.   The Top 50 Management Dilemmas provides help on the most common hurdles that managers face.

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Social Security Works! - Nancy Altman; Eric Kingson; David Cay Johnston (Introduction by)
Call Number: HD7125 .A447 2015
Publication Date: 2015
A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system. Social Security Works! amplifies these voices and offers a powerful antidote to the three-decade long, billionaire- funded campaign to make us believe that this vital institution is destined to collapse. It isn't. From the Silent Generation to Baby Boomers, from Generation X to Millennials and Generation Z, everyone now has a stake in understanding the real story about Social Security.

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How Google Works - Eric Schmidt; Jonathan Rosenberg; Larry Page (Foreword by); Alan Eagle (As told to)
Call Number: HD9696.8 .U64 G66647 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, the company was already well-known for doing things differently, reflecting the visionary--and frequently contrarian--principles of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. If Eric and Jonathan were going to succeed, they realized they would have to relearn everything they thought they knew about management and business.

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American Made - Dan DiMicco; David Rothkopf (Introduction by)
Call Number: HD9725 .D56 2015
Publication Date: 2015
American manufacturing is on life support--at least, that's what most people think. The exodus of jobs to China and other foreign markets is irreversible, and anything that is built here requires specialized skills the average worker couldn't hope to gain. Not so, says Dan DiMicco, chairman and former CEO of Nucor, America's largest steel company.

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The Business Romantic - Tim Leberecht
Call Number: HF5386 .L476 2015
Publication Date: 2015
In this smart, playful, and provocative book, one of today's most original business thinkers argues that we underestimate the importance of romance in our lives and that we can find it in and through business--by designing products, services, and experiences that connect us with something greater than ourselves.

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The Membership Economy - Robbie Kellman Baxter
Call Number: HF5415.525 .B39 2015
Publication Date: 2015
In today’s business world, it takes more than a website to stay competitive. The smartest, most successful companies are using radically new membership models, subscription-based formats, and freemium pricing structures to grow their customer base—and explode their market valuation—in the most disruptive shift in business since the Industrial Revolution. This is The Membership Economy.

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Under the Hood - Stan Slap
Call Number: HF5548.8 .S543 2015
Publication Date: 2015
You can't sell it outside if you can't sell it inside You want maximum business performance? Look under the hood and you’ll find your employee culture: it is the power that drives the enterprise engine. To harness that rumbling power you’ve got to solve the mystery of what an employee culture actually is, how it operates and how to move it forward. These are the keys that this book will put right in your hands. Renowned business culture expert Stan Slap knows the difference between understanding your employees and understanding your employee culture. The distinction isn’t semantics; it’s the key to whether your strategies will succeed or fail. This myth-busting book reveals why an employee culture is an independent organism with its own rules, beliefs, and motivations—and the power to make or break any management plan (and any manager right along with it).

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Writing on the Wall - Tom Standage
Call Number: HM1206 .S728 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Social media is anything but a new phenomenon. From the papyrus letters that Cicero and other Roman statesmen used to exchange news, to the hand-printed tracts of the Reformation and the pamphlets that spread propaganda during the American and French revolutions, the ways people shared information with their peers in the past are echoed in the present. After decades of newspapers, radio, and television dominating in dissemination of information, the Internet has spawned a reemergence of social media as a powerful new way for individuals to share information with their friends, driving public discourse in new ways.

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The Eternal Criminal Record - James B. Jacobs
Call Number: KF9751 .J33 2015
Publication Date: 2015
For over sixty million Americans, possessing a criminal record overshadows everything else about their public identity. A rap sheet, or even a court appearance or background report that reveals a run-in with the law, can have fateful consequences for a person's
interactions with just about everyone else. The Eternal Criminal Record makes transparent a pervasive system of police databases and identity screening that has become a routine feature of American life.

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Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales (ECERS-3) - Thelma Harms; Richard M. Clifford; Debby Cryer
Call Number: LB3011.5 .H37 2015
Publication Date: 2014-
The long-anticipated new version of the internationally recognized Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, ECERS-3 focuses on the full range of needs of preschool- and kndergarten-aged children. This widely used, comprehensive assessment tool measures both environmental provisions and teacher-child interactions that affect the broad developmental needs of young children, including cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and health and safety. ECERS-3 also inludes items assessing developmentally appropriate literacy and math activities.

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Take the Mic - Marc Kelly Smith; Joe Kraynak
Call Number: PN4151 .S66 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Get on Stage and Perfect Your Performance Have you ever enjoyed a slam or two and thought, "I could do this," but felt apprehensive staring at that empty mic - or worse, you climbed up on stage and struggled? / Let Marc Kelly Smith , the founder of Slam Poetry , teach you everything you need to be a confident performer, from writing a powerful poem, to stage techniques, to going on tour (if that's where your muse leads you). Take the Mic / is filled with insider tips, backstage advice, and tons of examples of slam poems that wake up an audience.

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The Great Plague - Evelyn Lord
Call Number: RC178 .G72 E64 2014
Publication Date: 2014
In this intimate history of the extraordinary Black Plague pandemic that swept through the British Isles in 1665, Evelyn Lord focuses on the plague’s effects on smaller towns, where every death was a singular blow affecting the entire community. Lord’s fascinating reconstruction of life during plague times presents the personal experiences of a wide range of individuals, from historical notables Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton to common folk who tilled the land and ran the shops.

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The Evil Hours - David J. Morris
Call Number: RC552 .P67 M68 2015
Publication Date: 2015
In the tradition of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Noonday Demon, a moving, eye-opening exploration of PTSD   Just as polio loomed over the 1950s, and AIDS stalked the 1980s and '90s, posttraumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of the twenty-first century. Over a decade into the United States' "global war on terror," PTSD afflicts as many as 30 percent of the conflict's veterans. But the disorder's reach extends far beyond the armed forces. In total, some twenty-seven million Americans are believed to be PTSD survivors. Yet to many of us, the disorder remains shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and shame.

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Cowed - Denis Hayes; Gail Boyer Hayes
Call Number: SF196 .U5 H39 2015
Publication Date: 2015
In Cowed, globally recognized environmentalists Denis and Gail Boyer Hayes offer a revealing analysis of how our beneficial, centuries-old relationship with bovines has evolved into one that now endangers us.Long ago, cows provided food and labor to settlers taming the wild frontier and helped the loggers, ranchers, and farmers who shaped the country's landscape. Our society is built on the backs of bovines who indelibly stamped our culture, politics, and economics. But our national herd has doubled in size over the past hundred years to 93 million, with devastating consequences for the country's soil and water. Our love affair with dairy and hamburgers doesn't help either: eating one pound of beef produces a greater carbon footprint than burning a gallon of gasoline.

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Vet Tech Essentials - Amy J. Wolff
Call Number: SF745 .W65 2014
Publication Date: 2013
Vet Tech Essentials: Core Principles in Veterinary Technology , the first book in the Vet Tech Essentials series written by Dr. Wolff, offers a simple, plainly written approach to the fundamentals that support veterinary medicine as a career and a business. This text is written for today's learner, offering lots of hands-on activities and concise chapters so students can accomplish reading assignments in a small amount of time.

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The Language of Food - Dan Jurafsky
Call Number: TX353 J78 2014
Publication Date: 2014-
Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to do with the country on the eastern Mediterranean? Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu?In The Language of Food, Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know.


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