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Library Databases

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Articles
Academic Search Premier Recommended database Large collection of scholarly articles and more.
Archaeology - eHRAF eHRAF Archaeology focuses on in-depth descriptive documents of archaeological traditions from around the world.
Explora Easy search for newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles
Flipster A collection of magazines on various topics
JSTOR Hundreds of journals in the humanities, language, education, political science, history, and business
MAS Ultra - School Edition Intended for high schools. Articles and general reference.
MasterFILE Premier Recommended database Popular magazines, scholarly journals, and more
Play Exchange Is an online script database, a social network for writers and producers.
Primary Search Intended for elementary school. Good for some ESL students. Articles and general reference.
Research Library Recommended database Large collection of popular, trade, and scholarly articles
eBooks
ABC-Clio Ebooks related to cultural studies, pop culture, and American history
Ebooks on EBSCO Recommended database Ebooks on all subjects from EBSCO.
ProQuest Ebook Central Ebooks on all subjects from ProQuest.
Encyclopedias & Reference
Biography Reference Bank Biographies. Current & historical. Worldwide.
CountryWatch Reports for every country: economics, politics, society, and statistics
Encyclopedia Britannica Online The premiere general encyclopedia
Gale Ebooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library) Recommended database Search 250 specialized encyclopedias and 500 other reference sources.
Oxford Art Online Art and artists. Encyclopedia articles with images.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States and beyond.
Newspapers
Newspaper Source Plus 1,200 news sources, including newspapers and transcripts of TV & radio news
ProQuest News & Newspapers Recommended database 1,600 news sources including Wall Street Journal (1984-present) and New York Times (1980-present) and Ethnic Newswatch.
Videos, Images, and Music
Artstor Recommended database High resolution art images: painting, sculpture, and more.
Films on Demand Recommended database Streaming videos on all subjects.
Image Quest Over 2.5 million copyright-cleared images for educational use at Pima Community College
Naxos Music Library Streaming classical, jazz, blues, and world music (Limited to 10 users at a time).
 
Articles
Art Full Text Art, art history, and criticism articles from 330 journals and magazines.
Encyclopedias
Oxford Art Online Recommended database Art and artists. Encyclopedia articles with images.
Images of Fine Art
Artstor Recommended database High resolution art images: painting, sculpture, and more.
Fashion
Bloomsbury Fashion Central Articles, e-books, and images on fashion and dress studies.
Fashion Snoops Trends in fashion, style and design.
Sourcing Journal Access to 3 journal publications: VAMP, RIVET, Footwear & Denim.
University of Fashion Access code and valid Pima email address required.
Women's Wear Daily Current news from the fashion industry.
 
Articles
ABI/Inform Trade and scholarly articles.
Accounting and Tax Database Comprehensive coverage of accounting.
Business Source Premier Recommended database Trade and scholarly articles & more.
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis) News, legal cases, company info, and more.
Pharmaceutical News Index News on the pharmaceutical industry.
ProQuest Business All ProQuest business databases, including ABI/Inform and Hoover's.
Company Information
Hoover's Company Records Company information for public and private firms, including sales and other data.
 
Explore Careers
AzCIS (for off campus access, contact the Library so we can create your individual account) Recommended database Assess your interests; check out careers and salaries; explore programs of study
Articles
Career and Technical Education Trade journals for many specific occupations, including auto mechanics, building professions, and healthcare.
 
Pro/Con and Argumentative Resources
CQ Researcher Detailed reports covering current social and political issues.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Recommended database Articles, reference entries, and multimedia on today's most debated topics.
Points of View Reference Center Explores different sides of an issue using a point/counterpoint format.
 
Encyclopedias--All Subjects
Encyclopedia Britannica Online Recommended database The premier general encyclopedia.
Gale Ebooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library) Recommended database Search 250 specialized encyclopedias and 500 other reference sources.
Encyclopedias--Art
Oxford Art Online Art and artists. Encyclopedia articles with images.
Biographies
Biography Reference Bank Recommended database Biographies. Current & historical. Worldwide.
Country Profiles & Etiquette
CountryWatch Reports on every country: economics, politics, society, and statistics.
Statistical Data
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States
 
Articles
History Reference Center Recommended database Full text journals, book chapters, historical documents, and biographies.
JSTOR Hundreds of journals in the humanities, language, education, political science, history, and business
Military & Government Collection Mostly scholarly articles. Current and historical.
SocINDEX Includes histories of social movements from a sociological perspective.
Reference & eBook Chapters
African American Experience African American history and culture
American Indian Experience Native American history and culture
Ancient and Medieval History Online World history before 1450 A.D.
Biography Reference Bank Biographies. Current & historical. Worldwide.
Daily Life Through History Reference information about daily life of different cultures through history.
Latin American and the Caribbean Gale World Scholar Latin American and the Caribbean
Latino American Experience Latino American history and culture
Modern World History World history after 1450 A.D.
Pop Culture Universe American history and popular culture, including fads and entertainment.
Salem History Recommended database Overviews of key events and people across history.
Video
Films on Demand Recommended database Online videos on a variety of topics.
 
Legal Materials & Case Law
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis) Recommended database The NEW LexisNexis. Use the box: "Look up a Legal Case."
Articles
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text Law enforcement, courts, corrections, and criminology. Mostly scholarly articles.
Military & Government Collection Scholarly articles. Current and historical.
Country Profiles
CountryWatch Reports on every country: economics, politics, society, and statistics.
Statistics
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
 
Literary Criticism & Author Biography
Biography Reference Bank Biographies. Current & historical. Worldwide.
Literary Reference Center Plus Recommended database Literary criticism and author biographies
Literature Criticism Literature Criticism Online
Literature Resource Center Recommended database Mostly scholarly articles and book chapters
Salem Literature Recommended database Access to the Critical Insights series and other literature reference works.
Poetry & Criticism
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center Full text poems, commentaries & biographies.
 
News: Today and Recent Decades
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis) Use the box for "Search the News." 6,000 news sources: U.S. and worldwide.
Newspaper Source Plus Regional, national, and world newspapers, including the Arizona Daily Star (09/29/2001 to present)
ProQuest News & Newspapers Recommended database 1,600+ news sources. Includes: Wall Street Journal (1984-present) and New York Times (1980-present) and Ethnic Newswatch.
Women's Wear Daily Current news from the fashion industry.
 
Articles
Alt HealthWatch Popular and scholarly articles about health and alternative medicine.
CINAHL Recommended database CINAHL is an index of English-language and selected other-language journal articles about nursing, allied health, biomedicine and healthcare.
Health and Medical Complete Articles on clinical research, administration, and consumer information.
Health Source - Consumer Edition Health-related articles written for everyday people.
Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition Mostly scholarly articles.
MEDLINE Mostly scholarly articles.
Nursing and Allied Health Source Mostly scholarly articles
Pharmaceutical News Index News on the pharmaceutical industry
ProQuest Health & Medicine Combines ten ProQuest health databases for easy searching.
eBooks
Nursing @ Ovid Scholarly journals and ebooks
Interactive Anatomy
Anatomy.TV powered by Primal Pictures Interactive anatomy study tool.
 
Psychology Articles
Communication & Mass Media Complete Includes the psychology of communication. Articles from scholarly and trade journals.
PsycARTICLES Recommended database Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles from the American Psychological Association
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Recommended database Mostly scholarly articles.
Psychology Journals Mostly scholarly articles.
Education Articles
Education Journals K-12 and higher education. Mostly scholarly articles. Includes the ERIC database.
Education Research Complete Recommended database Articles and some book chapters on education at all levels
ERIC Scholarly and professional articles and other documents covering education.
Explora, Educators Edition highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources
 
Reference & Background Information
Science Reference Center Recommended database Reference articles and book chapters.
Today's Science Summarizes science news and concepts in interesting, easy-to-read articles.
Articles
Biology Journals Scholarly articles.
Computing Journals Trade and scholarly articles.
GreenFile Environmental studies.
ProQuest Science & Technology Search all of ProQuest's science databases: biology, computing, telecom, and more.
Science Journals Scholarly articles
Science Magazine Scholarly research articles from one of the most famous science journals in the world.
Scientific American: January 2007 - present Full-text, full color articles (1993-current).
Telecommunications Journals News on the telecommunications industry.
 
Anthropology--Articles
SocINDEX Recommended database Sociology and related fields, including anthropology. This is the easiest place to begin an anthropology search.
World Cultures - eHRAF eHRAF World Cultures contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life.
Sociology--Articles
Communication & Mass Media Complete Trade and scholarly articles.
SocINDEX Recommended database Scholarly articles in sociology and related fields.
Related Topics
JSTOR Hundreds of journals in the humanities, language, education, political science, history, and business
Military & Government Collection Mostly scholarly articles.
ProQuest Social Sciences Social Sciences
Religion and Philosophy Collection Scholarly articles
 
Streaming Video
AVON Recommended database Comprehensive video subscription.
Films on Demand Recommended database Online videos on a variety of topics.
Kanopy Recommended database Online videos and documentaries.
Teaching Channel Educational Teaching Videos.
Technical & Trade Collection (FoD) Technical Education & Skilled Trades
Swank Streaming Media Online videos on a variety of topics.
Images
Artstor Recommended database High resolution art images of painting, sculpture, and more.
Image Quest Recommended database Over 2.5 million copyright-cleared images for educational use at Pima Community College
Streaming Audio
Naxos Music Library Streaming classical, jazz, blues, and world music. (Limited to 10 users at a time.)
 
Language Tutorials
Pronunciator Online language learning programs for a number of world languages
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