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SVCC Online Research Databases

Reference Databases

NameUser Assistance
American National Biography
Offers portraits of more than 18,700 men & women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped the nation.
ANB Online User Guide
Britannica Academic Edition & Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites.
Britannica Online Help Videos
CREDO Reference
Access to hundreds of in-depth subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject. Topic Pages offer an easy starting point for research. Credo Mind Map visually shows relationships between topics.
Keyword Searching
Advanced Searching
Topic Pages
Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
Updated annually, contains over 25,000 records including images, brief biographies, and information in a variety of subject areas.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
Oxford English Dictionary
The definitive record of the English language, featuring 600000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English.
Quick Search
Advanced Search
Sage eReference
Social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Full text access limited to eReference books published 2003-2007.

Salem Press Reference - Careers, Health, History, Literature, Science
Online access to SVCC's collection of Salem Press titles, covering Literature, History, Science, Health, and Careers.

Multidisciplinary Databases

NameUser AssistancePRFT
Academic OneFile
Extensive full-text coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.
Gale Power Search - Basic
Gale Power Search - Advanced
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Academic Search Complete
Supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and more.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
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Indexing and abstracting access to a core collection of reference databases. No full text is available from this source.

JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources that covers a range of scholarly topics.
JSTOR Overview - PDF
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LexisNexis Academic
Full text of hundreds of national and international newspapers, magazines and wire sources; credible sources for business information; legal news and court decisions.
Overview of LexisNexis
Using the Index
Finding Landmark U.S. Cases
MAS Ultra School Edition
Contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers, and more.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
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MasterFile Premier
Provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents along with an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
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Newspaper Source
Full text for nearly 45 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, and more than 315 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
Primary Search
Full-text articles from nearly 100 of the most popular children's magazines, designed specifically to help elementary school libraries.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
Professional Development Collection
Includes full text for nearly 500 high-quality education journals.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
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Sage Deep Backfile Collection
Access to over 475 interdisciplinary journals backfiles, including high-impact content published on behalf of hundreds of renowned, scholarly and professional societies.
Access limited to journals published before 1999.
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Single-Subject Databases

NameUser AssistancePRFTSubject
Access Science
Online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technolog with links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations.
Access Science Video Tour
   X Science
AHFS Consumer Medication Information
A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
   X Health Science
Black Thought and Culture
Contains 1,303 sources with 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.
Help – Table of Contents
   X Social Science
Business Source Elite
Provides full-text coverage for more than 1,100 business periodicals, ranging from general magazines to trade publications and top management journals.
Business Source Basic
Business Source Advanced
 X  X Business
Digital library with 1.8 million images from some of the world’s top museums, artists, libraries, scholars, and photo archives.
ARTstor Help
   X Fine Arts
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Full text articles from over 700 nursing and allied health journals plus Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons - concise overviews of diseases and conditions with most effective treatment options.
CINAHL Advanced
 X  X Health Science
Consumer Health Complete
Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, supports information needs of patients and fosters overall understanding of health-related topics.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
   X Health Science
CQ Researcher
In-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.
CQ Researcher Video Tour
CQ Researcher Libguide
    Current Events
Digital Theatre Plus
The thrill of live performance brought directly to the teaching and learning space.

Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
 X  X Education
Health Source Consumer Edition
Provides access to more than 80 full-text consumer health magazines, current health-related pamphlets and full-text health reference books.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
 X  X Health Science
Health Source Nursing Edition
Covers an array of relevant topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and many more.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
 X  X Health Science
Historical Statistics of the United States
The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. Create and download customizable tables to suit your interest and information need.
User Guide
   X History
Liebert Biotechnology Journals
Online access to the authoritative, peer-reviewed research journal focused on biobased industrial and environmental products and processes. (2005-2010 content only)
Customer Support - Searching
Literary Reference Center
Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.
Basic Search
 X  X Literature
Military & Government Collection
Provides full text, indexing, and abstracting for hundreds journals and periodicals, with content pertinent to the increasing needs for all branches of the military and government.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
 X  X Social Science
Illinois Digital Sanborne Maps
The Sanborn Maps of Illinois, 1867-1970 were created to help fire insurance companies determine the risks associated with insuring properties. Useful in charting the development of cities and towns over many years.
Help Topics
Peer reviewed articles and abstracts centered on psychology and the social and behavioral sciences.
Sample PsycINFO Search

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PubMed Central
Free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.
User's Guide

 X  X Medical
Regional Business News
Provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada.
EBSCO Basic Search
EBSCO Advanced Search
Saskia Art Images
30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt.
Help Topics
    Fine Arts
Science Online
Online access to the premier global science weekly journal from 1997 to the current issue.
Video Tutorial
 X  X Science
Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 (Scholars Edition)
For students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history generally at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students.
Help – Table of Contents
   X Social Science