5 Reasons to Use PPCC Library Databases

Cross-Disciplinary

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive, scholarly, multi-disciplinary, full-text database, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals, including nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed journals.

Associates Programs Source (EBSCO)
Associates Programs Source contains nearly 1,000 full-text journals as well as 11 full-text books, specifically for two-year colleges.

CQ Researcher
Published weekly. The single-themed reports offer in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.

Credo Reference
Credo Reference is a vast, online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles ("an authoritative Wikipedia").

EBSCO eBooks
A comprehensive collection of online books (eBooks) and resource materials accessible from any computer connected to the Internet. To check out an eBook create or sign in to your existing EBSCO account from "Sign in" button at top right of EBSCO eBooks webpage. EBSCO accounts are not the same as your PPCC network account or PPCC library account. (Browser & software information: Use of the following Web browsers, with JavaScript enabled: Internet Explorer 7.0-8.0, or Firefox 2.0-3.5, and Adobe Reader 8.0-9.1)

JSTOR Arts & Sciences
Arts & Sciences includes core journals in economics, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)
MasterFILE Premier contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 185 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Provides articles from regional business publications, business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (Gale)
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center provides a wide variety of sources covering different aspects of controversial social issues. Get sources from academic journal articles, newspapers, magazines, transcripts from audio/visual broadcasts, selected web sites, and statistics.

Topic Search (EBSCO)
TOPICsearch™ contains full text for over 60,000 articles from nearly 470 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

Bibliographic Tools

Chicago Manual of Style Online The 16th edition of the definitive research/style guide. Click on "login" to start.

NoodleTools Detailed help creating citations and bibliographies in MLA, APA, or Chicago styles.

Research and Documentation Online, Bedford / St. Martin's
Provides extensive information on citation and publication styles and includes format and material examples.

Serials Solutions
Looking for a specific magazine or journal? Use Serials Solutions to find out if the PPCC Library has the newspaper, magazine, journal or any other periodical publication in print (paper) format, or in electronic (internet) format or both formats. You may also browse for periodical titles in a specific field accessible from PPCC Libraries.

WorldCat / FirstSearch (OCLC)
Search WorldCat, a catalog of library holdings from around the world. Submit inter-library loan requests.

Vocational / Utilitarian

Associates Programs Source (EBSCO)
Associates Programs Source contains nearly 1,000 full-text journals as well as 11 full-text books, specifically for two-year colleges.

Food Science Source (EBSCO)
Food Science Source™ offers cover-to-cover full-text coverage for more than 1,300 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with food industry-related issues.

Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCO)
Legal Information Reference Center Providing online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center™ contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.

Auto Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
Auto Repair Reference Center contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Humanities

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals, including nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed journals.

ARTstor
ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

History Reference Center (EBSCO)
History Reference Center® is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences
Arts & Sciences includes core journals in economics, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

JSTOR Language & Literature Collection
The 58 titles in this collection span the literary cultures of many different countries, containing articles in several languages, including Arabic, Italian, and German.

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text (EBSCO)
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text provides a clear focus on library studies and how technology and the development of the Internet have changed the library experience and research in general.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
Combines information from major reference works, books and literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing providing users with information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes, including author biographies, author interviews, images of key literary figures, full text of classic works and literary journals, plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, articles of literary criticism, and more.

Novelist (EBSCO)
Novelist, a readers’ advisory service provides access to information on 155,000 fiction titles.

Sciences

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals, including nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed journals.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO)
CINAHL® Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 640 journals indexed in CINAHL.

Computers and Applied Sciences Complete (EBSCO)
CASC provides indexing and abstracting for more than 1,300 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection. Full Text is also available for more than 500 periodicals. Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory & systems, new technologies, and social & professional context.

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)
Consumer Health Complete™ (CHC) is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.

Food Science Source (EBSCO)
Food Science Source™ offers cover-to-cover full-text coverage for more than 1,300 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with food industry-related issues.

GreenFILE (EBSCO)
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

NTIS (EBSCO)
Containing over two million descriptive summaries regarding papers and titles that NTIS (National Technical Information Service) has received from the government since 1964. NTIS is a distinguished resource for accessing the latest research sponsored by the United States and some international governments. Over 60, 000 records are added annually.

Science & Technology Collection (EBSCO)
This source provides significant leading full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Science & Technology Collection provides a unique and diverse collection for any researchers needs by covering an array of disciplines.

Science Reference Center (EBSCO) Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content.


Social Sciences

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals, including nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed journals.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Full text coverage of over 2300 business, management, and economics journals. Also access full text market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.

Child Development and Adolescent Studies (EBSCO)
Child Development & Adolescent Studies™ is today's source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21.

ERIC — Educational Resource Information Center (EBSCO)
Provides some 2,200 digests, along with references for additional information and citations & abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences
Arts & Sciences includes core journals in economics, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Points of View (EBSCO) Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO) A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection™ contains full text for more than 560 journals.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Provides articles from regional business publications, business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Teaching Sociology (Sage Journals)
Arts & Teaching Sociology (TS), published quarterly, provides articles, notes, and reviews intended to be helpful to the discipline's teachers. Articles range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to broad, synthetic essays on pedagogically important issues. Accessible from on campus only at this time.

 

 

 

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