Descriptions of Databases Offered by Mission College Library
Academic Search Premier
| 0. Off-Campus
Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Offers compressive full-text coverage in areas including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, and religion & theology.
| 1. Off-Campus
The new generation of AccessScience gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology. Features fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition.
America: History and Life
| 2. Off-Campus
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Selective indexing for over 1,700 journals from 1955 to present. Provides full-text coverage of more than 230 journals and nearly 100 books. The database also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.
| 3. Off-Campus
Image database covering many time periods and cultures. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture. Subscription partially funded by the Mission College Art Department.
Auto Repair Reference Center
| 4. Off-Campus
Contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians.
| 5. Off-Campus
Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text. Subscription purchased with funding from Land Corp
| 6. Off-Campus
Includes the complete encyclopedia, plus the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
and the Britannica Book of the Year.
| 8. Off-Campus
Features the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Provides excellent coverage of all business disciplines, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. Subscribers also get complimentary access to Regional Business News.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
| 9. Off-Campus
Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL
covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Also offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters.
Consumer Health Complete
| 10. Off-Campus
Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.
| 11. Off-Campus
Includes the CountryReviews
, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information; the CountryWire
, which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers; and the CountryWatch Forecast
, a five-year macroeconomic forecast for each country.
| 12. Off-Campus
In-depth research on current controversies and "hot topics" in the news. Full-text, with graphs and charts. Each 12,000-word CQ Researcher
report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. It can be read in its entirety or by section, which include a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources. Published in print and online 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ Researcher
report offers 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.
Ebook Collection (EBSCOhost)
| 16. Off-Campus
Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.
| 16.5. Off-Campus
Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.
| 18. Off-Campus
From the Education Resource Information Center. Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index
. It contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents.
| 19. Off-Campus
Full-text, general reference database of articles from minority and ethnic magazines, newspapers and journals. Many articles in Spanish. Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant
Ethnic NewsWatch en Espanol
| 20. Off-Campus
Es una base de datos interdisciplinaria de texto completo que contiene periódicos, revistas, publicaciones profesionales y boletines de la prensa étnica, indígena y minoritaria publicados a partir de 1990. Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
| 21. Off-Campus
EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
Facts on File Issues & Controversies
| 22. Off-Campus
Combines authoritative factual analysis with clear explanations of opposing points of view for current and historical events. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies, and contact
information augment the balanced, accurate coverage of current and historical events.
Facts on File Today's Science
| 23. Off-Campus
Presents the latest scientific discoveries and the fundamental concepts that underlie them. Drawing on major scientific journals, magazines, and newspapers in the United States and abroad, Today's Science
covers all the topics that today's students study: health, the environment, technology, life science,
physical science, earth and space science, and science and society.
| 24. Off-Campus
Films on Demand provides unlimited, 24/7 access to more than 3,000 videos and 33,000 segments – all closed captioned. These videos cover a variety of topics, including Humanities & Social Science, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics, and Health & Medicine.
Global Issues in Context
| 25. Off-Campus
Global Issues in Context
offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.
| 28. Off-Campus
A collection of scholarly, government, and general interest periodical that include content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local /national governments and what can be done on each level to minimize the negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling. .
| 29. Off-Campus
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
| 31. Off-Campus
Provides full text access to nearly 80 consumer health magazines and almost 130 health reference books, plus current, health-related pamphlets. Also contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide
; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
| 32. Off-Campus
This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing
, Issues in Mental Health Nursing
, Journal of Advanced Nursing
, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
, Journal of Clinical Nursing
, Journal of Community Health Nursing
, Journal of Nursing Management
, Nursing Ethics
, Nursing Forum
, Nursing Inquiry
, and many more. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide
which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
Job & Career Accelerator
| 35. Off-Campus
This LearningExpress database combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use
online application. Explore detailed information on over 1,000 different
occupations, match your interests and skills with the career that's best for
you, search over five million up-to-the-minute local and national job postings,
create professional resumes and cover letters, practice and master interviewing
skills, get invaluable tips and advice every step of the way—from your initial search to accepting an offer, and conveniently organize and track your job-search progress all in one place. You will need to login and create an account to use this database. Subscription purchased with funding from the Basic Skills Initiative
| 36. Off-Campus
LearningExpress Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your
results. You will need to login and create an account to use this database. Subscription purchased with funding from the Basic Skills Initiative
Literature Resource Center
| 37. Off-Campus
Full text criticisms, biographies, bibliographies, and work overviews. Literature Resource Center
provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. Subscription purchased with funding from Land Corp
MAS Ultra - School Edition
| 38. Off-Campus
This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America's Civil War
, American Heritage
, American History
, Careers & Colleges
, Civil War Times
, Congressional Digest
, History Today
, National Review
, New Republic
, New Scientist
, Popular Science
, Science News
, Scientific American
, World War II
, etc. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
| 39. Off-Campus
Designed for public libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. It also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps and flags.
| 40. Off-Campus
Created by the National Library of Medicine. Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
Military & Government Collection
| 41. Off-Campus
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Publications covered in this database include Air Force Comptroller
, Defence Studies
, JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly
, Military Technology
, Combat Edge
, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Foreign Affairs
, Naval Forces
, and many more.
Newspaper Source Plus
| 42. Off-Campus
Newspaper Source Plus is a full-text newspapers source and newspaper index. The database contains comprehensive full-text for major newspapers such as The New York Times
, The Boston Globe
, The Christian Science Monitor
, The Washington Post
, The Washington Times
, Wisconsin Law Journal
, and others. All staff articles are also included from many newspapers, including: The Baltimore Sun
, The Chicago Tribune
, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
, Wisconsin State Journal
, etc. Several Wisconsin regional and university newspapers are also included. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts, including: ABC News, CBS News, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, PBS, and more.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints - features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites. Subscription purchased with funding from Land Corp
OVID 5 – Full text access to the following five journals: American Journal of Nursing
, Home Healthcare Nurse
, Nursing Critical Care
, and Nursing Made Incredible Easy!
Oxford English Dictionary
| 48. Off-Campus
The Oxford English Dictionary
) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
Professional Development Collection
| 50. Off-Campus
Professional Development Collection™ includes full text for more than 520 high-quality education journals and nearly 230 educational reports.
Psychology and Behavior Science Collection
| 51. Off-Campus
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection™ is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.
Regional Business News
| 52. Off-Campus
Regional Business News provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).
Religion and Philosophy Collection
| 53. Off-Campus
A comprehensive database with more than 300 full-text journals. Covers topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
| 54. Off-Campus
Salem Literature is an online database that includes the complete content of the printed collection, Critical Survey of Short Fiction
and selected volumes of the printed collection, Critical Insights
Silicon Valley Business Journal
| 55. Off-Campus
Online access to the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Includes technology, business, & financial news.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
| 56. Off-Campus
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.
For more information on how to use this database, go to: http://proquest.libguides.com/statistical_abstract
Spanish Reference Center
| 57. Off-Campus
Puedes buscar o navegar alfabeticamente; ayuda en Espanol o Ingles. Cronologias, atlas del mundo, y mas! Subscription purchased with funding from the Title V Grant
SpringerLink Ebook Collection
| 58. Off-Campus
SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer.
Student Research Center
| 59. Off-Campus
This search interface is designed specifically for secondary education students. Through it, users can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Films & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels. Includes Health Source - Consumer Edition
, MAS Ultra - School Edition
, Newspaper Source Plus
, The New Oxford American Dictionary
, and Columbia Encyclopedia
Gale Virtual Reference Library
| 60. Off-Campus
A database of full text encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Teacher Reference Center
| 61. Off-Campus
Teacher Reference Center
provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators..
World History in Context
| 62. Off-Campus
Gale's World History in Context offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. It merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience. Subscription purchased with funding from Land Corp
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Revised June 18, 2013.