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Cambridge Scientific | EBSCOhost | Factiva | Facts on File | FirstSearch | Gale Group | Highwire Press | Ovid | Project Muse | VIVA

Due to licensing, userids and passwords are required for off-campus access.
À Mobile version of some EBSCO databases
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VIVA triangleVIVA provides most of our databases and resources. Other resources are provided by the VCCS or TCC.

Bold type indicates full text of at least some of the material has been included.

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.

ACM Digital Library offers nearly 9,000 full-text articles from the journals, magazines, and conference proceedings, since 1991, of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. Tables of Contents are cited from articles published in ACM journals and magazines (1985­) and conference proceedings. (Association for Computing Machinery)

African-American Poetry, 1760-1900 provides access to the full text of the works of over 2,500 poems by 54 African­American poets of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Phillis Wheatley and Paul Laurence Dunbar. The poetry covers a wide range of topics, and a variety of poetic styles and types including elegies, odes, ditties, hymns, and sonnets. (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia)

AGRICOLA offers selective worldwide coverage of over three million citations to material acquired by the National Agricultural Library and cooperating institutions. It indexes journal articles, book chapters, computer databases and software, maps, manuscripts, serials and sound recordings on a broad range of agriculture and related topics. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

AIDS & Cancer Research database provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary coverage of the fields of virology, immunology, and oncology. This comprehensive index allows combined searching of the primary sources summarized and indexed in Virology and AIDS Abstracts, Oncogenes and Growth Factors Abstracts, and Immunology Abstracts.  (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Alt HealthWatch This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

Aluminum Industry Abstracts(AIA), formerly World Aluminum Abstracts (WAA), includes information abstracted from approximately 2,300 scientific and technical journals, government reports, conference proceedings, dissertations, books and patents. It offers easy access to information about testing, marketing, conferences, forecasts, company information, and the latest research on aluminum.  (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Ambrose Video Videos selected a-la-carte! A collection of video clips and full programs in social studies, literature, fine arts and the sciences. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

America: History and Life is a complete bibliographic database to over 2,000 journals that cover the United States and Canada prehistory to the present. In addition to articles, this extensive database includes approximately 6,000 citations of book and media reviews, and citations of abstracts of dissertations published in the field. (ABC-Clio, Inc.)

American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history allowing students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. (Alexander Street Press) Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

American Chemical Society 30 core journals in chemistry provide researchers access to information from the leading American publisher of chemical information. (American Chemical Society)

American Mathematical Society is devoted to publishing research mathematics of high quality and significance in all areas of pure and applied mathematics. Each journal is unique in its offering of articles, book reviews, and reports. And each is managed by editors who are prominent in their fields. (American Mathematical Society)

American Poetry gathers the works of the most influential American poets, from the colonial period to the early twentieth century. American Poetry does not aim to be comprehensive, rather it contains the following to 1900: the complete works of all major poets, and the complete works of a substantial number of additional writers. A few poets active after 1900 are also included. (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia)

Annual Reviews provide state-of-the-art reports by experts on the current scholarship in many fields, and are an invaluable support to faculty, graduate, and undergraduate inquiry. In addition to containing the full text of review essays published since 1996, tables of contents are included for 1984 to 1995, as well as previews of topics for upcoming annual issues. (Annual Reviews)

AP Images provides online access to more than 500,000 current, almost immediate, and historical photographs from the Associated Press Photo Archive. It features state, regional and national photos from the U.S., as well as international photos. (Associated Press) Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

APA PsycBOOKS a full-text collection of over 1,700 distinguished books, chapters, and volumes.

Article First over 12.7 million entries for the table of contents of over 12,000 sources with links to libraries that own the periodicals. (OCLC)

ASFA: Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts is the premier aquatic reference covering over 5,000 serial publications, books, reports, and other literature dealing with the science, technology and management of marine, freshwater and brackish water environments. ASFA is comprised of five sub files: biological and living resources; ocean technology, policy and non-living resources, and aquatic pollution and environmental quality; aqua culture and marine biotechnology.  (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Associates Programs Source is designed specifically for junior & community colleges with a primary focus on disciplines of study within associate degrees and certification programs. Areas explored include accounting, agricultural sciences, child care services, cosmetology, culinary arts, forestry, food service management, graphic arts, hair dressing, hospitality management, interior design, journalism, plumbing, heating & air conditioning, veterinary technology and welding to name a few.

Biography Reference Bank includes over 46,000 biographical profiles from more than 100 print reference works. From an in depth biographical profile, users can click to full text articles, article abstracts, and index citations from over 4,000 periodicals. (H. W. Wilson Company) Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Biological Sciences is an interdisciplinary database offering abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology, ecology and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. It provides access to literature from over 6000 sources including serials, conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and patents. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

BioOne is the product of innovative collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector. BioOne brings to the Web a uniquely valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne’s titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers, and, until now, have been available only in printed form. BioOne provides integrated, cost-effective access to a thoroughly linked information resource of interrelated journals focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.

Biotechnology and Bioengineering Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of ground-breaking research across all areas of bioengineering and biotechnology, including industrial and applied microbiology, genetics, the human genome and genetic engineering. Abstracts are selected from over 2,000 sources including journals, conference proceedings, books, and technical reports.  (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Books in Print with Book Reviews provides complete publisher-verified information on all U.S. books in print. It includes more than 1.8 million new or revised records each year and covers scholarly, technical, popular, adult, juvenile, and reprint titles. Records describe in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books from more than 44,000 North American publishers and U.S. distributors and wholesalers. (Bowker)

Business and Management Practices contains citations to articles from 1995 to the present covering the practical aspects of business management and includes case studies and how-to articles from over 795 periodicals. (OCLC)

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included.

Cambridge University Press provides full text for over 100 journals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Users have the ability to conduct searches, view tables of contents, and view abstracts for all CUP journals on this site. (Cambridge University Press)

Ceramics Abstracts/World Ceramics Abstracts is a comprehensive database for the ceramics industry, providing international coverage on the manufacture, processing, applications, properties and testing of traditional and advanced ceramics. Source materials include over 300 journals, conference proceedings, books, patents, and standards and company product literature.  (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Choice Reviews Online is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. More than 35,000 librarians, faculty, and key decision makers rely on Choice magazine and Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. A subscription to The Chronicle includes access to all of this Web site. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online covers theory and research in international affairs. The database includes journal abstracts, conference proceedings and the full text of working papers and policy briefs from over 60 contributing institutions. Also included are economic indicators, maps and country data, and links to other resources. (Columbia University Press) 

CINAHL (includes Pre-CINAHL) is the online version of Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, providing access to nearly 900 nursing, allied health, biomedical, and consumer health journals, books, dissertations, standards of professional practice, and educational software. It includes abstracts for over 300 journals since January 1986, and full text for many state nursing journals and professional standards. (EBSCO) 

Communication & Mass Media Complete offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 440 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 640 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for 326 journals.

Computer and Information Systems Abstracts provides a comprehensive monthly update on the latest theoretical research and practical computer applications around the world. It indexes over 800 scholarly journals and conference literature in computers and computer applications in fields from bioengineering to applied physics. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,800 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection. Full text is also available for more than 730 periodicals.

Conference Papers Index provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science. Records include complete ordering information. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Consumer Health Complete is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Consumers Index offers a subject index to the contents of over 100 periodicals. The database provides information categorized from general (the home) to more specific (automobiles), by periodical (Consumer Reports), or by a specific brand name (Coca-Cola). Web links provide direct access to the contents of free full-text journals, news releases, booklets, recalls, and other sources. (OCLC)

Contemporary Women's Issues database provides full text access to global information on women. It includes information on women from 200+ countries, bringing together such disciplines as sociology, psychology, health, education, and human rights. Journals, newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups, government and international agencies, along with fact sheets are available. (Gale)

Copper Data Center database indexes and abstracts the world's literature on copper, copper alloys and copper technology since 1965. This index also includes over 5,500 documents published between 1863 and 1964. It consists of two databases: one on copper technology and one on copper in the environment. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) 

Corrosion Abstracts provides the world's most complete bibliographic information in the area of corrosion science and engineering from 1980­present. International sources of literature are scanned and abstracted in the areas of general corrosion, testing, corrosion characteristics, preventive measures, materials construction and performance, and equipment for many industries. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

CQ Researcher covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with full text articles, complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies, and more. User may browse through articles in the current issue or search for past articles using words, dates, or other criteria. (CQ Press) Off-campus access for VCCS students, faculty, and staff.

CQ Global Researcher meets the increasing demand for balanced, reliable reporting on international issues and crises. Modeled after the renowned, award-winning CQ Researcher, CQ Global Researcher delivers definitive, in-depth coverage of newsworthy global affairs from a multitude of international viewpoints. Available exclusively online, CQ Global Researcher offers focused, readable, single-topic reports on vital world issues. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Dissertations & Theses: Full Text is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. It includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. (ProQuest)

eBooks on EBSCOhost Thousands of online books for every subject. With every search, relevant eBook titles will appear directly alongside databases and other digital content, exposing users to the full depth of the library’s offerings.Off-campus access for VCCS students, faculty, and staff.

EconLit is the American Economic Association's electronic bibliography of economic literature containing citations, with abstracts, to articles from more than 400 economics journals. In addition, subject indexing and abstracts of books and subject indexing of dissertation titles are included. Corresponding printed sources are Journal of Economic Literature, Index of Economic Articles, and Cambridge University Press Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics. (OCLC) 

Economia y Negocios More than 74,000 records, dating back to the early 1980s, provide coverage for over 300 Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere.

Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,840 journals, as well as full text for more than 950 journals, and includes full text for more than 81 books and monographs, and for numerous education-related conference papers.

Electronics and Communications Abstracts includes information that ranges from medical, scientific and industrial applications in electronics to new technologies in communications. Theoretical and applied research summaries are provided as well as business and marketing aspects.  (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Engineered Materials Abstracts provides comprehensive coverage of the science, development and production of ceramics, polymers and composite materials. Over 1,600 sources including journals, technical reports, patents, dissertations, books and conference proceedings are indexed and abstracted. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) 

English Poetry contains the complete English poetic canon from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the nineteenth century by writers from the British Isles. Overall the database contains over 165,000 poems drawn from about 4,500 separate printed sources by 1,257 named poets and includes many items by diverse anonymous hands. Every line by nearly every published poet can be searched. (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia) 

English Verse Drama contains more than 1,500 works by around 450 named authors and approximately 230 anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century through the unparalleled output of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods to the end of the nineteenth century. The completeness of the collection, as well as the complete author notes to each work, provides a unique context for the historical and linguistic study of English literature. (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia) 

ENGnetBASE CRC Press is one of the world's leading publishers of engineering handbooks. Now the handbooks are available online. ENGnetBASE combines more than 160 top resources into one powerful research tool. (CRC Press)

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Environment Complete contains more than 1,957,000 records from more than 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,125 active core titles). The database also contains full text for more than 680 journals and 120 monographs.

Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management offers a multi-disciplinary database of key areas of environmental science, including toxic hazards of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other substances; air, marine, and freshwater pollution. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 4,000 scientific journals and thousands of other sources. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) 

ERIC (U.S. Dept. of Education) Educational Resources Information Center database, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, provides extensive access to educational-related literature. The ERIC database corresponds to print editions of Resources in Education (RIE) and Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE). It indexes and abstracts over 14,000 documents and over 20,000 journal articles, as well as other related sources. Full text of ERIC Digests is also included.

Essay and General Literature Index is a bibliographic database that cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. More than 300 volumes are indexed annually. Additionally, more than 20 annuals and serial publications are indexed. Essay and General Literature Index also provides full bibliographic information on collective titles indexed. Essay and General Literature Index focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Ethnic Newswatch is a full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. A rich collection of articles, editorials, columns, reviews, etc. provide a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints --the other side of the stories. The database includes Spanish language publications and a Spanish language search option is available. Free text searching and complete indexing makes Ethnic Newswatch easy to search. (ProQuest Information and Learning Company) Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

European Views of America: 1493-1750 This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. 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.

Factiva offers quick access to current business news from the world's most respected sources, same day access to many of the world's top newspapers, in-depth research on a company, industry or marketplace, a searchable database of more than 8,000 publications, and is the exclusive archive for The Wall Street Journal. (Dow Jones & Company, Inc.) 

Films On Demand is our web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from more than 5,500 educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, share play lists, personalize folders and manage their entire collection through an administrative reporting system. TCC only

Fuente Academica provides full text (including PDF) for a rapidly growing collection of scholarly Spanish language journals. This multi-disciplinary database offers full text content to many academic areas.

Gale Virtual Reference Library includes multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, consumer health references, and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include arts and humanities, biography and genealogy, business and industries, general and consumer interests, government and political science, health and medicine, law, science and technology, and social sciences.

GEOBASE provides comprehensive bibliographic references to important journals in the fields of physical and human geography, geology, mineralogy, ecology and development studies. It is the only database in these fields to include abstracts. International in scope, GEOBASE provides valuable coverage from over 2,000 primary journals, books, monographs, reports, and theses. GEOBASE contains 600,000 records, updated quarterly, from 1980 to the present. (OCLC)

Global Issues in Context supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more. Issues and countries form the core of this dynamic product, which uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff. 

GPO Monthly Catalog contains listings for documents printed by the U.S. government and its agencies since July 1976. It covers all types of U.S. government documents, including congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, and Office of the President, etc.). Each record contains a bibliographic citation.  (OCLC)

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its 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 indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
The 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. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

HarpWeek 1857-1912 provides access to the content and pages of Harper's Weekly. The database provides indexing that matches 19th century words, phrases and images with today's terminology as well as digital images of every page of the magazine. Searches can be done by occupation or role in society, or by searching any combination of four indexes: subject, illustrations, literature, and publishing. (HarpWeek, LLC.)

Health (Salem Press) Critically acclaimed healthcare titles Psychology & Mental Health and Magill's Medical Guide. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Health Source: Consumer ed. is 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. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

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

Highwire Press is the Internet imprint of the Stanford University Libraries and the producer of online scholarly journals in the sciences and medicine. The online journals produced by Highwire include links among authors, articles and citations, advanced searching capabilities, high-resolution images and multimedia, and interactivity. (Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University)

Historical Abstracts is an index to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (for the United States and Canada see AMERICA: HISTORY AND LIFE). Over 2,000 journals published throughout the world are covered in the database, including key historical journals, and historical books and citations to abstracts of dissertations of interest for historical research. (ABC-Clio, Inc.)

History (Salem Press) This database provides online access to Salem's print reference works. It includes the award winning Decades series, the Milestone Documents series with the most important original source material in U.S. and world history, the Great Events from History series, a far-reaching view of history, organized around significant events, Great Lives from History, Encyclopedia of American Immigration, and Weapons & Warfare. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete collection contains more than 749,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for 440 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.

Humanities International Complete includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,100 journals and 2.47 million records) plus unique full text content, much of which is not found in other databases. The database includes full text for more than 890 journals.

IEEE Xplore is an online delivery system providing full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) publications.

Issues and Controversies on File presents and enhances the full back file of Issues and Controversies On File, which has probed about 600 controversial topics in the news since its debut in September 1995. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies and contact information augment the balanced, accurate coverage of current and historical events. Includes the World Almanac and Encyclopedia. (Facts on File Services) Off-campus access for VCCS students, faculty, and staff.

Journals@Ovid database is an aggregate of hundreds of scientific, technical, and medical journals from over 50 publishers and societies and provides access to the full text of nursing journals, including the American Journal of Nursing, as well as citations to hundreds of other journals. Limiting searches to only full text journals is available through Your Journals@Ovid. (Ovid Technologies, Inc.)

JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

LearningExpress Library provides patrons with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. Over 1,000 online practice tests and tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Legal Collection contains full text for more than 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals.

LexisNexis Academic provides searchable access to a comprehensive spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs, including: national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789 Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news. (LexisNexis) Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

LexisNexis Congressional is now ProQuest Congressional

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts assists both generalists and specialists in keeping abreast of the latest developments in disciplines concerned with the nature and use of language. Abstracts are drawn from approximately 2,000 serials published worldwide complemented with coverage of recent books, occasional papers, monographs, technical reports, and dissertations. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining information from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Twayne's Author Series, and Scribner Writer Series, with articles from literary journals, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most studied authors. (Gale Group)

Literature Resources from Gale lets you search multiple literature databases at once. Simply launch Literature Resources from Gale to immediately begin searching all Gale literature databases available from your library. Here's what you'll find: Full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews. Search results include content from Literature Resource Center, Twayne's, Scribners, Gale Virtual Reference Collection, and MLA International, all on one platform.

Mango Language-Learning System teaches practical conversation skills. It is a fast, easy, effective way to learn a foreign language.

MasterFILE Premier this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.

Materials Business File focuses on industry news, international trade data, government regulations and management issues related to the metals and materials industries. Citations for this database are pulled from over 2,000 journals, plus patents, dissertations, government reports, conference proceedings, and books indexed by the editors of Materials Information. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) 

MathSciNet provides access to over 58 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. It reviews approximately 1,600 current serials and journals as well as books that contain new contributions to mathematical research. The database also contains links to original sources where available. (American Mathematical Society) 

Mechanical Engineering Abstracts is the only abstracts journal that surveys and summarizes the worldwide literature in mechanical engineering, engineering management, and production engineering. Presenting theoretical perspectives as well as specific applications, the journal reports on essential developments published in journals, articles, and conference papers. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) 

MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for nearly 120 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

MEDLINE use PubMed.

Mergent Horizon provides users with seamless capabilities for finding, filtering and organizing information about companies and industries. Comprehensive coverage is provided for all companies that are actively traded on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ--over 6,200 in total, with enhanced product-level detail for 3,700 companies in the Healthcare, Technology, Media and Finance sectors.

Mergent Online delivers a comprehensive suite of authoritative financial information with the accuracy, timeliness and transparency required in today’s marketplace.

METADEX is the only comprehensive source for information on metallurgical science and technology. Records are indexed and abstracted from over 2,000 journals and other worldwide technical literature. Begun in 1966, METADEX contains over 950,000 references from the print database of Metals Abstracts. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) 

Military & Government Collection offers 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.

MLA International Bibliography indexes materials on modern languages, literature, linguistics, and folklore from 1963 to the present. The database includes citations from over 4,000 journals and series published worldwide, as well as chapters of books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. (Ovid Technologies, Inc.) 

Nature (journal) is the world’s foremost international weekly scientific journal and is the flagship journal for Nature Publishing Group (NPG). Nature publishes the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation to all readers who have an interest in science and require the best possible perspective of the scientific world.

Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for 149 national & international newspapers and selective full text for more than 410 U.S newspapers. The database also contains full-text television & radio news transcripts.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers With digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Oceanic Abstracts is focused exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. The journal is recognized as a leading source of information on topics relating to the oceans, fisheries, aqua culture, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) 

OmniFile Full Text Select from H.W. Wilson indexes, abstracts, and provides full text for over 900 periodicals. The database includes records back to 1994 for selected publications. Coverage includes art, education, and the humanities and social sciences. (H. W. Wilson Company) Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. (Gale) Off-campus access for VCCS students, faculty, and staff.

OverDrive Downloadable books, videos, and music. Off-campus access for VCCS students, faculty, and staff.

Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with more than 8,000 articles by top scholars in the field, 1,300 images, primary sources with specially written commentaries, and nearly 150 maps have been collected to enhance this reference content. 150 charts and tables offer information on everything from demographics to government and politics to business and labor to education and the arts. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Oxford Art Online comprises the full text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, edited by Hugh Brigstocke (2001). (Oxford University Press) Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) database contains the entire text of the 22-volume OED 2nd edition with supplements prepared throughout this century. In addition to containing the definitions for most of the words in the English language, the OED also provides information on word origins and quotations showing the history of a word's meanings. (Oxford University Press) 

Oxford Music Online comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London, 2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, edited by Stanley Sadie (London, 1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, edited by Barry Kernfeld (London, 2002). (Oxford University Press). Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Oxford Reference Online Premium brings together language and subject reference works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource. The collection contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving subscribers unprecedented access to a comprehensive information resource. It include titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series.

Oxford University Press offers online access to 134 periodical titles in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. The full text of these online journals is generally available for the past several years, though abstracts of articles date back additional years. Articles are available in PDF and/or HTML formats. (Oxford University Press) 

PAIS International contains citations to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, gray literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

PapersFirst presents citations on individual papers presented at conferences, workshops, congresses and symposia worldwide. The database is based on the vast collections of papers accumulated since October 1993 by the British Library Document Supply Center. (OCLC) 

Plant Science is a bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts of scientific literature on plant science, focusing on all plant scientific aspects, especially on pathology, symbiosis, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, and environmental biology. Over 250 primary research journals are scanned. Informative abstracts have been added, when available, from July 1996­present. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

ProceedingsFirst contains citations from worldwide meetings, conferences, expositions, workshops, congresses, and symposia held 1993­present. It provides an overview of the event's activities by listing the papers presented. Like its companion, PapersFirst, all documents are held in The British Library Document Supply Center collection. (OCLC) 

Project Muse provides access to the full text of over 250 journals from 10 university presses, including journals from the Johns Hopkins University Press. Journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics are included. Journal articles are given assigned subject headings to aid in further research, and feature hypertext links in the table of contents, endnotes, author biographies and illustrations. (Johns Hopkins University Press)

ProQuest Congressional brings together a vast amount of information published by and about the United States Congress. It offers indexing and abstracting of the CIS/Index to Publications of the U.S. Congress from 1970 forward and a seamless link to the full range of legislative and public policy resources, including hearing transcripts, bills, reports, public laws, Federal Register, current Code of Federal Regulations and current U.S. Code. (LexisNexis)

ProQuest Digital Microfilm coverage from 2008- for The New York Times (late edition, east coast), The Wall Street Journal (eastern edition), and The Washington Post (final edition)

PsycArticles covers journals published by APA, the Canadian Psychological Association, Hogrefe Publishing Group and APA's Educational Publishing Foundation. These journals are available in full text. PsycArticles is a definitive source of searchable full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 70 journals. Dates range from 1894-present. (APA)

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO.

PsycINFO provides systematic coverage of the psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. The database also includes records from the 1600s and 1700s. An essential tool for researchers, PsycINFO contains bibliographic citations, abstracts, cited references, and descriptive information to help you find what you need across a wide variety of scholarly publications in the behavioral and social sciences. (APA)

PubMed comprises over 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant Web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.

Regional Business News full text coverage for regional business publications and incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and news wires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Religion and Philosophy Collection offers nearly 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

Safari Books Online features over 5,470 titles, it covers the technologies most essential to users including certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linus/Unix, Web development, Windows, XML, and more. Users can search hundreds of books simultaneously online, saving time and quickly finding the information they need.

Safety Science and Risk Abstracts offers comprehensive, timely information across the fields of public health, safety, and industrial hygiene. Cited studies are geared to help researchers identify, evaluate, and eliminate or control risks and hazards from environmental and occupational situations. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Salud en Espanol provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar.

Science Founded in 1880 on $10,000 of seed money from the American inventor Thomas Edison, Science has grown to become the world's leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research, with the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general-science journal. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Science (Salem Press) This resource provides online access to Salem's popular reference sets Forensic Science, and The Solar System.

Science in Context Researching science topics has never been easier -- with Science Resource Center, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards. (Gale) Off-campus access for VCCS students, faculty, and staff. 

Sociological Abstracts contains detailed abstracts of articles taken from 1,500 journals published worldwide in sociology and related social and behavioral sciences. Beginning in 1999, an InterLink feature links to over 770 sites relating to sociology and linguistics, including university departments, professional organizations, electronic journals, and general resources. (Ovid Technologies, Inc.) 

Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts provides global coverage on all aspects of theory, production, and application of solid state materials and devices­as well as the new high-m and low-temperature superconductivity technology. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) 

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Testing & Education Reference Center is for users seeking valuable information on colleges, technical schools, practice entrance exams and certifications, and professional license exams, look no further than the convenient and comprehensive Testing & Education Reference Center. Exams include ACT, ASVAB, CLEP, NCLEX, TOEFL, and SATs. Tools include Resume Builder and Virtual Career Library. TERC is the one-stop, go-to digital resource that shows users exactly what to expect, and how to prepare for and excel at the next level. Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Today's Science, a reference database, classroom tool and home learning resource. Today's Science bridges the gap between textbooks and what's happening in science today. In a language and format designed specifically for students, it 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. (Facts on File) Off-campus access for VCCS students, faculty, and staff.

TOXLINE is an extensive collection of online bibliographic information since 1965 covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. More than 2.5 million bibliographic citations and abstracts from journal articles and related reports have been drawn from the files of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory is a bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world. It covers all subjects, and includes publications that are published regularly or irregularly and are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription.

U.S. History in Context provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. The material also includes citations from over 180 additional history journals from the Institute for Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation Index, as well as the entire "American Journey Online" series. (Gale) Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Vente et Gestion provides full text coverage for French language business journals serving both the academic and the professional researcher.

Virginia Heritage From the settlement at Jamestown in 1607, through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and into the tumult of the 20th century, the Commonwealth of Virginia has stood at the center of America's history. Many of the priceless documents of American history, literature and political thought reside in the special collections of Virginia's colleges, universities, and other research libraries. (Special Collections Department, University of Virginia)

Water Resources Abstracts is produced by the U.S. Geological Survey to provide summaries of the world's technical literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources. Abstracts are drawn from journals, and other technical, legal and government publications dated from 1967 to the present. (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) 

Wiley Online Library offers seamless full-text access in a flexible and easy-to-use research environment covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. Access online journals, books, and other resources from John Wiley & Sons, including content from the key imprints Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH, Jossey-Bass, and from hundreds of scholarly and professional societies. Register for content alerts and RSS feeds to keep current with the latest published research in your subject area.

Women and Social Movements is intended to serve as a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1700 and 2000, the web site seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students. (Alexander Street Press) Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

Women's Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 586,600 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present.

World Almanac database includes the contents of: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and The World Almanac for Kids. The database covers arts and entertainment, people in the news, information about U.S. cities and states, nations of the world, vital statistics, science and technology, the environment, taxes, national defense, historical anniversaries and more. It is updated annually. (OCLC) 

World Almanac Reference Database now part of World News Digest.

World Almanac Encyclopedia now part of World News Digest.

World History in Context is a comprehensive collection of award-winning reference, full-text articles from leading scholarly publications, an array of primary sources, and images, maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and chronological research materials for the study of world history. From ancient Europe to Latin America and from the Far East to the Renaissance, world history curricula is supported with over 1,800 primary sources, over 27 reference titles and more than 110 journals. (Gale) Off campus access for TCC students, faculty and staff.

World News Digest is a permanent record of the essential facts of the news as reported in the major newspapers and news magazines of the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia, and elsewhere in the world. The editors of Facts On File World News Digest research and distill key news information every week from more than 100 major newspapers, news magazines, other periodicals, and government and on-line sources from the U.S. and around the world into a permanent, researchable record. The news information is cross-checked for accuracy, and the summaries are written and edited for maximum clarity and swift retrieval of factual information. (Facts on File) Off-campus access for VCCS students, faculty, and staff.

WorldCat is the OCLC Online Catalog to thousands of the world's libraries. Cataloging records for more than 1 billion records in 400 languages cover thousands of subjects and includes items dating as far back as 1000 AD. Items cataloged include books, computer data, films, journals, magazines, manuscripts, musical scores, newspapers, slides, sound recordings, and videotapes. (OCLC) 

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