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General / Multidisciplinary – Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed Articles

Arts & Humanities – Automotive – Books & eBooks – Business – Controversial Topics (Pro vs Con) – Countries & Cultures – Education – Encyclopedias – Health, Nursing, & Medicine – History – Law & Criminal Justice – Library & Information Science – Literature & Literary Criticism – Multimedia – Newspapers – Psychology– Science – Social Sciences – Technical & Career Education


General / Multidisciplinary

EBSCOHost Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

Lexis-Nexus Academic
LexisNexis Academic is an online service providing a wealth of information from over 5,800 publications. Comprehensive coverage of news and current events, government, business, medical, and legal topics, as well as general reference information is included. Formats found in LexisNexis are: international and domestic newspapers (over 350), magazines and trade journals, broadcast transcripts (NPR, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN), company financial information, industry and market news, federal and state case law, law reviews, medical news and abstracts, and state and country profiles.

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Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed Articles

EBSCOHost Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Please check the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals box under “Limit Your Results” option.

Health Source: Nursing & Academic Edition
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.

Project Muse
Find full-text scholarly academic research articles in music, art, theater, cinema, literature, deaf studies, sociology, psychology, education, history, geography, and philosophy.

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Arts & Humanities

EBSCO Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

ProQuest Arts & Humanities
This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.

Literature Resource Center
Find full-text authoritative sources in literary criticism and analysis, literary biography, and literary themes in books, scholarly journals and media sources. Advanced techniques allow you to search for persons or literary works in various categories.

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Automotive

Auto Repair Reference Center
Contains information on more than 37,000 domestic and imported vehicles from 1954 to present. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians, including general information about how cars work, millions of vehicle-specific drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins and recalls issued by manufacturers, wiring diagrams, specifications and maintenance schedules, labor time estimates, guides to ownership and maintenance, and diagnostic information. New repair procedures, TSBs, and updates are continually added to the database.

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Books & E-Books

Golden West College Library
The Golden West College Library catalog is where you can locate books, e-books, DVDs, instructor course reserves and the Student Textbooks Reserve (STAR) collection. These are all items located in the library, which is on the second and third floor of the Learning Resources Center (LRC) building.

eBooks (EBSCO)
Find books in full-text on a variety of subjects. These electronic books are linked to the library catalog and are searchable as “electronic book”.

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Business

Business Source Elite
Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.

Lexis-Nexus Academic
Over 10,000 legal, business, and news resources --- news offerings include The Orange County Register full-text articles from 1987-present, rolling 6-month coverage of Los Angeles Times, and up-to-the-minute stories in other regional and national newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Access Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures, or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria.

Regional Business News
Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Controversial  Topics (Pro vs Con)

CQ Researcher
An excellent source of pro/con information, containing single-themed reports on issues in the news. Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of both sides of controversial issues related to health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Current and controversial social issues published in magazines, newspapers, reference and statistical sources, and primary documents.

SIRS Issues Researcher
Find full-text articles, pro and con analysis, tutorials for research and PowerPoint, federal
government agency reports, and authoritative websites on a variety of social sciences, humanities and current event topics.

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Countries & Cultures

Country Watch
Find up-to-date and detailed information on all countries including government,culture, history, social, economy and economic forecasts, business, environmental conditions, travel and maps. Special links for elections, weekly political intelligence reports, and a daily newswire for every country in the world with a foreign news archive of regional news carriers.

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Education

Chronicle of Higher Education
Full text access to the Chronicle of Higher Education, from 1999 to the present

eBooks (EBSCO)
Find books in full-text on a variety of subjects. These electronic books are linked to the library catalog and are searchable as “electronic book”.

ERIC
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

Gale Virtual Library (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Titles include: Encyclopedia of Small BusinessGale Encyclopedia of E-CommerceAmerican Decades, History Behind the Headlines, West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, and Reference Guide to World Literature.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Primary Search
Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Development Collection
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. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

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Encyclopedias

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale Virtual Library (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Titles include: Encyclopedia of Small BusinessGale Encyclopedia of E-CommerceAmerican Decades, History Behind the Headlines, West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, and Reference Guide to World Literature.

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Health, Nursing, & Medicine

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
CINAHL Plus® with Full Text is a robust collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. Full text coverage dates back to 1937.

Consumer Health Complete
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
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
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.

MEDLINE
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

ProQuest Nursing
This database offers reliable, comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more.

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History

American History & Life
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.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. 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.

Military & Government Collection
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.

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Law & Criminal Justice

Lexis-Nexus Academic
Up-to-date business and legal information is the strength of the LexisNexis Academic service. It allows you to search for newspapers, periodicals, public records, and legal documents, often within 24 hours of publication, and in some cases going back 20 years.

Military & Government Collection
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.

ProQuest Criminal Justice
ProQuest Criminal Justice is a comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. As well as U.S. and international scholarly journals, it includes correctional and law enforcement trade publications, crime reports, crime blogs and other material relevant for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and related fields.

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Library & Information Science

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

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Literature & Literary Criticism

Literature Resource Center
Find full-text authoritative sources in literary criticism and analysis, literary biography, and literary themes in books, scholarly journals and media sources. Advanced techniques allow you to search for persons or literary works in various categories.

Project Muse
Find full-text scholarly academic research articles in music, art, theater, cinema, literature, deaf studies, sociology, psychology, education, history, geography, and philosophy.

Book Index with Reviews
Provides information about over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats (not the books themselves). Also contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others.

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Multimedia (Videos, Audio, Photos,  etc. )

Films on Demand (Videos)
Films on Demand provides access to thousands of video titles in Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Health & Medicine, Science & Mathematics, and archival films & newsreels.

EBSCOHost Masterfile Premier
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Current and controversial social issues published in magazines, newspapers, reference and statistical sources, and primary documents.

SIRS Issues Researcher
Find full-text articles, pro and con analysis, tutorials for research and PowerPoint, federal
government agency reports, and authoritative websites on a variety of social sciences, humanities and current event topics.

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Newspapers

Lexis-Nexus Academic
Up-to-date business and legal information is the strength of the LexisNexis Academic service. It allows you to search for newspapers, periodicals, public records, and legal documents, often within 24 hours of publication, and in some cases going back 20 years.

Newspaper Source Plus
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.

Newswires
EBSCO's Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in EBSCO Newswires is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

ProQuest Alternative Watch
This database provides full-text articles for over 210 publications of the alternative and independent presses, from 1970 to current.

ProQuest National Newspapers
This database’s detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc. Includes Los Angeles Times.

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Psychology

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
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.

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Science

Greenfile
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.

ProQuest Biology
This database provides access to a wide range of biology topics including some of the most popular information resources for users in academic, government and public research environments.  Coverage: 1998 - current

Science Full Text Select
Science Full Text Select™ provides full text for more than 400 journals dating as far back as 1994. Subject coverage includes agriculture & agricultural research, atmospheric science, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, botany, chemistry, environmental science, geology, marine biology microbiology, physics and much more.

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Social Sciences

Military & Government Collection
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.

ProQuest Alternative Watch
This database provides full-text articles for over 210 publications of the alternative and independent presses, from 1970 to current.

Religion & 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, theReligion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

SocINDEX with Full Text
SocINDEX with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for over 16,800 conference papers.

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Technical & Career Education

Auto Repair Reference Center
Contains information on more than 37,000 domestic and imported vehicles from 1954 to present. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians, including general information about how cars work, millions of vehicle-specific drawings and step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins and recalls issued by manufacturers, wiring diagrams, specifications and maintenance schedules, labor time estimates, guides to ownership and maintenance, and diagnostic information. New repair procedures, TSBs, and updates are continually added to the database.

Vocational & Career Education
Full-text coverage for Vocational, Trade, and Industry-Related periodicals.

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