The Reader

Spring 2005  Page 8

SCC Library Databases - Zillions of Articles, and More

It seems like just a few years ago that librarians around the country were proudly setting up their first periodical databases on CD-ROM.  And it was exciting, even exhilarating to speed through the computer index and find article citations in a fraction of the time it took to use the big, green Reader's Guide volumes.  (Which we still have, by the way, in case you ever get nostalgic.)

Well, we've come a long way.  The SCC library's online database collection has grown to thirty, and these databases cover nearly every topic you'll find in print periodicals, from Academic Freedom to Zaire.  The database collection also includes several online reference books containing treatises and chapters that go far beyond periodical articles.  The SCC databases are available to you and your students from any Internet-connected computer 24 hours a day by using an Access Card or library card and a personal identification number (PIN).  SCC faculty and staff can create a PIN in LOIS.  Click View Your Record and follow the instructions.  (Faculty and staff do not have default PINs.)  

Here's a sample of titles from the complete database list:   

InfoTrac: Expanded Academic Index
ProQuest Research Library   
A pair of all-purpose databases for finding articles in magazines and journals on a very wide range of topics. 
CQ Researcher Full-text reports that include background, chronology, trends, and a bibliography on current and controversial topics. 
ProQuest Newspapers   Full text of 300+ major U.S. and international newspapers and hundreds of other news sources.
Encyclopędia Britannica Online    Full-text of the Encyclopedia Britannica, and the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.
Literature Resource Center    Literary criticism and biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of world authors.
CountryWatch Country overviews, political and economic conditions, environmental issues, and news. 
Oxford Reference Online Premium    Dictionaries and a full spectrum of reference works published by Oxford University Press.
Oxford English Dictionary    The OED details meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. 
History E-Book Project   Browse or search over 800 history books.  
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times Full page and articles images from The New York Times  from 1851-2001.  
Several ProQuest indexes for Psychology, Health & Medical, Education, Biology, and more areas of interest  Person reading newspaper
ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global and ProQuest Hoover's Company Records

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