Databases A to Z -- Online Resources

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) (ASP) Similar to ProQuest Research Library, Academic Search Premier is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary library database that provides access to full-text articles on just about any topic imaginable. ASP contains access to over 4,600 periodicals, including almost 3,900 peer-reviewed journals, some going back to the mid-1970s or earlier.

America: History and Life with Full Text The best database to use to cover the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. This database indexes over 1,700 journals from 1955 to the present with full text access to more than 200 journals and almost 100 books.

Biography In Context This database combines award-winning biographies along with full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

Business Source Elite (EBSCO) This database provides full text access to over 1,000 business publications, with access to some journals going back as far as 1985. Also included within this sources are more than 10,000 company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.

CINAHL Complete NEW! This database provides subject and keyword searching capabilities to specialized articles from more than 620 nursing & allied health journals. Evidence-based Care Sheets and health-related pamphlets are also included.

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO) This database is good to use when looking for easy to read and understand health related topics and information. The database provides information from all areas of health and wellness ranging from mainstream medicine to "complementary, holistic and integrated medicine." Consumer Health Complete also includes "the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant" books about prescription drugs.

Country Watch Use this database to find up-to-date and reliable information on the politics, history and geopolitical intelligence of all countries in the world.

CQ Elections A-Z This is a guide to all things pertaining to United States elections. Find out information about presidential parties and elections, state government, midterm elections, gubernatorial candidates, and caucuses. There are graphs, charts, images, historic documents, and dictionary entries.

CQ Researcher This award-winning database is the online equivalent of the weekly publication of the same name. It is an excellent place to look for impartial and extensive reporting on controversial and complex issues. This database is a great resource to use especially for speech and debate classes. CQ Researcher provides full-text access to reports from Oct. 1991 to the present.

ebook Academic Subscription (EBSCO) Almost 120,000 e-books are available in this collection geared specifically to academic audiences. Topics include art, science, political science, religion, technology and engineering, and many more. Users can search by title, subject, and author, as well as full-text. You can view individual sections or chapters of books, as well as print or email them. Citation assistance is available.

ebook Community College Subscription (EBSCO) This is a collection of over 48,000 e-books geared specifically to community colleges. Topics include the humanities, the social sciences, business, and vocational education. Users can search by title, subject, and author, as well as full-text. You can view individual sections or chapters of books, as well as print or email them. Citation assistance is available.

EBSCO Access to all EBSCO databases.

ERIC Developed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC is the preeminent database for any topic related to education. The EBSCO version of this database includes access to 1.3 million records and full-text access to over 300,000 full-text reports and articles contained within ERIC going back to 1966.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO) The online equivalent of the "funky" titled print encyclopedia of the same name.

Gale Access to all Gale databases

Gale Literary Index While Literature Resource Center provides full-text access to many of the most popular and often-searched authors and works of fiction, use the Gale Literary Index to search comprehensively for references to a particular author or work of fiction in all print-based Gale literary publications such as Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, etc.

Gale Virtual Reference Library This database contains the full text of hundreds of subject specific reference books, which contain close to three-quarters of a million full text scholarly articles that originally appeared in print reference books. Note: The VC Library owns only some of the reference books included in this database in print form.

GreenFile (EBSCO) This database provides full-text access to a collection of almost 5,000 sources "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."

Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCO) This consumer health database accesses almost 80 full-text consumer health magazines and provides information on many topics, including general health, nutrition and the food sciences, medical sciences, child care, and sports medicine.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO) This database is designed for nursing and allied health students and provides access to almost "550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names."

JSTOR This database contains the full-text of hundreds of scholarly journals. The journals are available in full-text from the publication was first published (sometimes going back over 200 years!) up until five years from the present day. For recent journal articles, use ProQuest. JSTOR is a great place for historical research or literary criticism research.

Learning Express Library NEW! this database is comprised of several different centers: an Adult Learning Center, which has a section for those working towards citizenship; a Career Center, with links to career exam prep; a School Center, with lessons and study aids; a College Prep Center, where you can practice the ACT, SAT, and other tests; a College Center, where you can brush up on your skills; a High School Equivalency Center, where Basic Skills can be practiced; y Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts LISTA has information dating back as far as the mid 1960’s, and indexes almost 125 select journals, in addition to around 50 journals. Also included are books, reports, and proceedings. Topics include librarianship, classification, cataloging, and information management, among many others.

MagillOnLiterature Plus This database provides author biographies, plot summaries and character overviews of famous works of literature. This resource is the online equivalent of the print Masterplots series.

MEDLINE Developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is the most comprehensive and authoritative database for information on medicine, nursing, health, "pre-clinical sciences, and much more." Contains links to selected full-text sources available with the EBSCO family of databases.

Military & Government Collection (EBSCO) This database provides current news to all branches of the military and government as well as other useful information. It has the full text of almost 300 periodicals and indexing for more than 400 titles.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO) This database provides access to more than 860 full-text newspapers, including the Ventura County Star. Also, this database includes almost 1 million television and radio news transcripts.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context This database is an excellent place to begin one's research on any current event or controversial topic. Opposing Viewpoints includes opinion pieces (i.e. viewpoint essays), magazine, newspaper and journal articles, entries from reference works (such as encyclopedias and dictionaries), statistics, images, scholarly websites, plus much more.

Oxford English Dictionary The Oxford English Dictionary is considered "the definitive record of the English language." It tracks the history, forms, and pronunciation of 600,000 words from both the past and present. Quotations help demonstrate the use of the words in context.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO) Perfect for educators, this database has over 500 education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed journals and over 200 educational reports.

ProQuest Access to all ProQuest databases (NOTE: For off-campus access to ProQuest, please contact a librarian at the VC Library.)

ProQuest Biology Journals ProQuest Biology Journals coves many different biology topics, including biochemistry, botany, zoology, environmental studies, microbiology, cytology, and biophysics. More than 325 titles are available full text.

ProQuest PsycARTICLES Developed by the American Psychological Association (APA), this is the premier database to use when searching for full-text articles from 63 different peer-reviewed psychology journals published by the APA.

ProQuest Psychology Journals ProQuest Psychology Journals has over 540 titles available in full text. Many of these titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Topics covered include personality, neurology, psychobiology, behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, and many other areas of psychology, including psychometrics.

ProQuest Research Library ProQuest Research Library accesses more than 5,000 titles, over 3,500 of which are full text, from 1971 to the present. Topics range from business to psychology, from literature to political science, with articles coming from a mix of popular and scholarly sources, as well as magazines and newspapers.

ProQuest US Newsstream ProQuest US Newsstream provides full text access to more than 1300 newspapers, blogs, and news websites from all over the world. Articles, columns, obituaries, and editorials are covered. Newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, and many other nationally known titles. Regional papers are also covered.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO) According to EBSCO, "this is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals." This resource provides access to journal articles on all "topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods."

Religion and Philosophy Collection (EBSCO) This database is the one to use when researching topics such as eschatology, "world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy." This resource contains access to over 300 full text journals.

SpringerLink SpringerLink contains the full text of over 25,00 books available entirely online. These books, covering areas such as nursing, biomedical sciences, engineering, computer science, and chemistry, can be read by more than one person at a time. Entire book chapters can also be downloaded in PDF format. You can also search for books in our online catalog. In addition, you can also access thousands of other articles, book chapters, textbooks, medical and biomedical protocols, and reference texts for free. Look for a green box next to items that can be accessed full-text.