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Books, periodicals, online databases, reference materials, and information from the Internet--the tools you need to succeed are all available in the Library. One of the reference librarians will help you find the information you need.

To access the databases below from off-campus, click the requested resource and login with your student ID number and PIN. Your PIN is a four-digit number of your birth month and day. For example, January 1st would be "0101".

MULTI-SUBJECT DATABASES

EBSCOhost Databases (Ebsco)

Articles from magazines and scholarly journals.

Academic OneFile
(Gale)

Magazine, newspaper, scholarly journal, and reference articles. Includes podcasts from news agencies.

Student Resources in Context (Gale)

Reference, periodical, and journal articles. Includes primary sources and multimedia.

InfoTrac Informe   (Gale)

Full-text articles from the most popular Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals.

NEWSPAPERS

US Newsstream
(Proquest)

"US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring top newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format."

Newspaper Source Plus (Ebsco)

"Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts."

E-BOOKS & REFERENCE

eBook Collection
(Ebsco)

Full-text electronic books with search & print features.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Articles from encyclopedias and reference books on a wide range of subjects.

Biography in Context (Gale)

Biographies, reference material and multimedia on people from around the world and throughout history.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia entries on a wide range of subjects.

STUDENT SUCCESS

Learning Express

Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information needed for test taking.

SUBJECT SPECIFIC

BUSINESS

Business Source Elite
(Ebsco)

"This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost."

Business Insights - Global
(Gale)

"Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports.Thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale's core business collection. Case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies."

Regional Business News (Ebsco)

"This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States."

Small Buisness Resource Center (Gale)

"Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business's development."

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

CQ  Researcher

"CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Our reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students."

Opposing  Viewpoints in Context
(Gale)

"Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more."

Sirs  Knowledge Source (Proquest)

Full-text periodical articles & government documents. List of possible paper topics.

Global  Issues in Context
(Gale)

"Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search—Global Issues In Context is updated daily and offers 250 different country topic pages and more than 400 Issue pages. Exclusive to Global Issues In ContextGlobal Issues Viewpoints contains more than 3,000 exclusive commentaries that provide background and guidance on significant topics."

EDUCATION

ERIC
(Ebsco)

"ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966."

Professional Development Collection
(Ebsco)

"Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports."

ENVIRONMENT

GreenFILE
(Ebsco)

"GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records."

GREENR
(Gale)

"The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia. Use Browse Issues and Topics, World Map, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database."

GEOGRAPHY

CountryWatch

Up-to-date news & information on countries of the world.

HEALTH SCIENCES & SCIENCE

Consumer Health Complete
(Ebsco)

"Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis."

Health Source - Consumer Edition
(Ebsco)

"This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines."

Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition
(Ebsco)

"This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names."

Health & Wellness Reference Center
(Gale)

"Full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia ... provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices."

Science in Context
(Gale)

"Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Drawing students in with captivating subject matter, Science In Context showcases how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues ranging from bacteria to obesity and weather. The collection includes millions of full-text articles that includes national and global publications as well as 200+ experiments, projects, and top reference content."

HISTORY

America: History & Life
(Ebsco)

"America: History & Life with Full Text is the definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history. America: History & Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books."

U.S. History in Context
(Gale)

"The comprehensive, contextual, media-rich collection empowers learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills. Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America all to the way to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror. Content includes reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers."

World History in Context (Gale)

"Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multi-media content put this vast topic into context for students."

European Views of the Americas 1493-1750
(Ebsco)

"EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750." (Not full-text).

LITERATURE

Literary Sources (Gale)

Full-text articles from scholarly journals, literary magazines, critical essays, & biographies.

Literature  Resource Center (Gale)

"Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world."

Scribner Writers Series (Gale)

Author biographies and critical essays.

Twayne's Authors Series (Gale)

Author biographies and critical essays.

PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

Religion and Philosophy Collection
(Ebsco)

"Religion & Philosophy Collection provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. With more more than 300 full text journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies."

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences collection
(Ebsco)

"Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals."

SCIENCE, GENERAL

Science in Context
(Gale)

"The collection includes millions of full-text articles that includes national and global publications as well as 200+ experiments, projects, and top reference content."

OTHER

Auto Repair Reference Center (Ebsco)

Drawings, photographs, service bulletins, recalls, tips, diagrams, & schedules for thousands of vehicles.

Book Index with Reviews
(Ebsco)

"Book Index with Reviews is a comprehensive database that provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats. BIR also contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from the sources that you trust: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others."

Military & Government Collection
(Ebsco)

"Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles."

PERIODICAL HOLDINGS (in print)

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