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Online Databases - A-Z

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A-Z e-Journal List
A-Z eBook List
Search by author's name, title, ISBN or vendor to locate eBooks in the SVCC LRC online catalog.
Academic Onefile
Access to full text journals and references with strong coverage of hard sciences,medicine, engineering and business.
Access Science
Provides online articles, definitions, encyclopedia articles, and news updates of numerous science topics, as well as biographies of notable scientists.
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American History in Video
An online collection of newsreels and documentaries in streaming video.
American National Biography
Offers over 17,000 biographies of influential Americans, and articles on key historical events.
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View high-quality images of nearly 500,00 pieces of art including paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs, among other media.
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Black Thought and Culture
covers leading African Americans from Colonial times to the present. It covers non-fiction works as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material.
The online version of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
The world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®.
CQ Researcher
A great place to start your research! CQ Researcher provides background information on controversial paper topic. CQ also includes articles about the subjects, discussions of both the Pros and Cons of the issues, and information for further research.
CREDO Reference
Includes hundreds of reference books covering every major topic, including art, medicine, history, technology, literature, and more.
Criminal Justice & Public Safety in Video
View key criminal justice and emergency response concepts in action.
Consisting of 14 different databases, EBSCO has articles from both scholarly journals and general interest magazines in a wide variety of subject areas. Another great starting point for research papers.
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.
EBSCO Business Source Elite
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.
EBSCO Consumer Health Complete
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. 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.
EBSCO eBook Collection
Search and view the full text of eBooks.
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
EBSCO Health Source Consumer Edition
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.
EBSCO Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
EBSCO 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.
EBSCO Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. Full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
EBSCO 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.
Education in Video
Hundreds of hours of primary-source footage for teacher training - online in streaming video.
Encyclopedia Britannica
This online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica offers additional features such as audio and video clips. The site also provides access to World Data Analyst Online, New York Times and BBC News headlines, and Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Quotations.
Ethnographic Video Online
A visual encyclopedia of human behavior and culture, online in streaming video.
Featuring scholarly journal articles in a variety of subject areas, FirstSearch is a great starting point for research papers.
Historical Statistics of the United States
A fully searchable and downloadable electronic compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources will permit users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets.
Illinois Digital Sanborn Maps
1867-1970 provides digital access to large-scale maps of Illinois towns and cities. Users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years.
Spanning a broad range of academic disciplines, JSTOR provides scanned images of scholarly journal articles.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
In addition to being a great source for newspaper articles, Lexis-Nexis provides articles from magazines and scholarly publications, as well as access to world news, legal resources, and business information.
Liebert Biotechnology Journals
Features scholarly journal articles in the fields of science, law, medicine, psychology, engineering, and philanthropy.
Life's Greatest Miracle
The inside-the-womb story of human life, from conception to birth.
Literature Resource Center
Search for biographies and critical essays on various authors and their individual works.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus
Nursing Education in Video
Observe highly technical procedures and patient interactions through more than 300 full-length training videos from Medcom-Trainex.
Oxford-English Dictionary
A Definitive Source of Full-Text, Peer-Reviewed Scholarly and Scientific Articles in Psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA)
Sage Deep Backfiles
Backfiles of the Sage journals online in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. Coverage begins with Volume 1, Issue 1, and runs through the last issue of 1998.
SAGE eReference Collection
Includes access to encyclopedias in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.
Salem Press Online Resources (Health)
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Infectious Diseases and Conditions
Magill’s Medical Guide, Sixth Edition
Psychology & Mental Health
Salem Press Online Resources (History)
The Twenties in America
The Thirties in America
The Forties in America
The Fifties in America
The Sixties in America
The Eighties in America
The Nineties in America
Salem Press Online Resources (Science)
Encyclopedia of Global Resources
SASKIA Art Images Collection
Contains 30,000 images of paintings, sculptures, and architecture.
Science Online
The world's leading weekly scientific journal, available online. Features full-text, peer-reviewed, original scientific research articles and reports dating from 1997 to the present.
Theatre in Video
Watch hundreds of performances and plays, from Shakespeare to Stanislavsky, online in streaming video.
Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 (Scholars Edition)
Contains documents pertaining to Women and Social Movements, a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a chronology of U.S. Women's History, and Teaching Tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the website's document projects. This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in research in US History, Women’s Studies, and Sociology.
World History in Video
A global survey of human history from 8000 BCE to the late 1980's - online in streaming video.