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ABI/Inform  (ProQuest) *Popular* - Contains thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) *Popular*-  Academic Search Complete contains full text for nearly 9,000 journals and magazines. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study and is a great starting point for all research.  

Acceda Noticias (NewsBank) - Se incluye noticias en espanol de ciudades de estados unidos y de viente paises. Includes Spanish language news sources from major US cities and twenty countries. Translations included.

Accounting, Tax and Business (ProQuest) - Accounting and taxation journal articles, dissertations, working papers and newspapers.

Agricultural Science (ProQuest) - Contains the leading agricultural journals published in North America. Offers the complete text and images from such journals as Agricultural Research, Forest Products Journal, Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation and Plant Physiology.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCOHost) - A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information. It is ublished by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, written in lay language for consumers, and updated monthly.

America History & Life - Full text artices from over 300 journals and books on the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. 

Arts and Humanities (Proquest) - Contains journal articles covering art, architecture, design, history, philosophy, music, literature, theatre and cultural studies.

Artstor - 2.5+ million images from some of the world's leading museums, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists. Tools allow you to search, view, organize, download, print, and share content. 

Biological Science (ProQuest) - Contains scholarly articles covering research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

Business Market Research (ProQuest)- Use this database to conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research. Contains Hoover's company profiles of more than 40,000 companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives.

CINAHL Nursing & Allied Health (EBSCOhost) *Popular* - Comprehensive source of full text information from over 750 nursing and allied health journals. It is very useful for nursing and allied health students.

Coronavirus Research Database (Proquest) - A free health and medical research database for openly available content related to COVID-19. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world's leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.

Country Watch - CountryWatch provides up-to-date information and news on the countries of the world. The Country Reviews section provides a political and economic survey for each of the countries of the world. Coverage of every country in the world is updated continuously. The Country Wire section is an information update from ten respected international news organizations.

CQ Researcher - Provides summaries, as well as in-depth, analysis of current major and controversial issues, such as health issues, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

Criminal Justice, Military and Political Science (Proquest) - Contains journal and magazine articles about criminal justice, military and political science.

Docuseek Collection- Provides streaming to independent, social-issue and environmental films to colleges and universities, providing access to content from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution including Bullfrog Films, Clarity Films, Collective Eye Films, dGenerate Films, Distrib Films, The Fanlight Collection, Film Movement, First Hand Films, First Run Features, GOOD DOCS, Icarus Films, Kartemquin Films, KimStim Films, MediaStorm, National Film Board of Canada, Scorpion TV, Terra Nova Films, Viewpoint Films, and Women Make Movies.

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eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) - This is a combination of the Academic and the Community College e-book collections. The Academic collection offers the e-books students depend on for their research. This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishers and university presses.

The Community College Collection is focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary e-book collection includes thousands of titles from notable publishers, including Choice OAT (Outstanding Academic Titles) titles.

Encyclopedia Britannica *Popular* - Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting research.

Enciclopedia Britannica Moderna  - Este portal le ofrece recursos de referencia en español. Moderna es para adultos y estudiantes de escuela secundaria universidad.

Enciclopedia Britannica Escolar - Este portal le ofrece recursos de referencia en español. Escolar es para estudiantes de 6 a 12 años de edad 

ERIC (EbscoHost) *Popular*- The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a large online digital library of education research and information sponsored by the US Department of Education. It contains a variety of resources including journal articles, government reports and conference proceedings. 

Europeans Views of America 1493-1750 - Created from the authoritative reference source "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750," this database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

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

GreenFILE (EBSCOhost) *Popular*- GreenFILE is a 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 full text for more than 4,700 articles.

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) - This database contains consumer health information, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. It provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost) - This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Imperial Valley Press (2001 current) - Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and past issues of Imperial Valley Press.

Internet Archive - Contains millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Useful for finding older materials. Not useful for information on current topics.

Linguistics (Proquest) - Contains scholarly journal articles and other sources covering linguistics. It covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCOhost) - Contains journal and magazine articles about librarianship, information management and more going back as far as the mid-1960s.

MAS Ultra - School Edition (EBSCOhost) - Provides full text for over 500 popular general interest and current events publications dating back to 1975. Includes nearly 100,000 biographies, 76,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of 116,000 photos, maps and flags.

MasterFILE Complete (EBSCOhost) - This multidisciplinary database includes nearly 2,500 full-text journals and magazines, 850 full text reference books, 73,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 1.5 million photos, maps and flags. 

MEDLINE (EBSCOhost)- Scholarly articles on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the pre-clinical sciences. Some full text articles are available.

Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost) - This database offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. There is full text for nearly 300 journals and magazines.

MLA Handbook Plus - Online access to the latest edition of the MLA Handbook

National and International News Feeds (Proquest) - Get the most recent news from national and international news streams.

Newsbank *Popular*- This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. 

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOhost) *Popular* - 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.

Nexis Uni- Contains news, legal cases, law reviews, company information and many other business, law and news publications ~ from over 15,000 fulltext sources. Content includes sources such as the New York Times, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, company profiles, and SEC filings.

Nursing Reference Center Plus - This evidence-based point-of-care resource includes continuously updated information, based on the best available evidence in nursing, allied health, and biomedical literature, written specifically for nurses to help answer clinical questions. Includes multimedia (e.g. videos and images), nursing management topics, care plans, leadership and management continuing education modules, additional skills, and more. It also contains cultural competencies, patient education, drug information, and reference books, guidelines, core measures, legal cases, and research instruments.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)  *Popular* If you're looking for a topic, this is a great place to start. Opposing Viewpoints is a one-stop source on hot topic issues, including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, podcasts, and links to websites.

Primary Search (EBSCOhost) - 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.

ProQuest Central *Popular* - Contains thousands of journal and magazine articles across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, and Humanities.

Proquest Health Databases (Proquest) - This will search 5 article databases all related to health: family health, medical research, health care administration, nursing and allied health, and public health.

Proquest Sciences (ProQuest) - Contains scholarly and industry articles about all areas of science including aerospace, agriculture, biology, earth, atmospheric, aquatic, engineering, and materials sciences.

Psychology & Sociology (ProQuest) - Contains scholarly articles covering all areas of psychology and sociology.

Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection (EBSCOhost) *Popular* - This contains articles from over 530 scholarly and peer-reviewed journals covering topics in the behavioral sciences, including psychiatry and psychology, observational and experimental methods, anthropology, emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, and more.

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) - Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Religion (ProQuest) - Contains journal and magazine articles on religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many worldwide religions.  The resource reflects a wide spectrum of religious belief systems and supports the global study of religion.

SIRS (Proquest) - The SIRS database is pro/con database providing the full-text of articles and selected government documents covering complex social issues, the sciences, and global events.

Swank Digital Campus - Provides streaming access to hundreds of feature-length films, from Hollywood productions to internationally acclaimed classics. PLEASE NOTE: Films available in Swank may only be used for course-related instruction and assignments. Licensed use DOES NOT include public performance rights. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Widevine Media Optimizer plugin ( on latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE (note: may not run on IE via wifi connections). "Swank Media Player" mobile app available for IOS and Android devices in iTunes AppStore and Google Play.

Taylor & Francis ebooks - Contains over 2000 eBooks in science, technology, engineering, medicine, humanities and social science.

Teen Book Cloud - Collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.

Telecommunications, Computer, & Library Science Databases (Proquest) - This will search 3 article databases covering telecommunications, computer science and library science.

Web News (EBSCOhost) - Web News provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe, covering business and general news topics. Links from the records take users to original web content.

World Book Online *Popular* - The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. World Book is publisher of the World Book Encyclopedia.


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