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- Academic Search Premier Search Tutorial
Full text for nearly 4,500 academic journals, including 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. Backfiles to 1887 or further are available for some resources.
- AccessScience SearchTutorial
Full-text of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, research updates from The McGraw-Hill Yearbooks of Science and Technology, more than 12,000 illustrations, the latest Science News headlines, biographies, and more.
- Alt HealthWatch Search Tutorial
Magazines and peer-reviewed journals with in-depth coverage on complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
- America: History and Life with Full Text
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.
- America's Newspapers
Full text U.S., regional and local news, including the Chico Enterprise Record and other Northern California papers.
- Artemis Literary Sources Search Tutorial
Artemis Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
- Auto Repair Reference Center Search Tutorial
Repair Info with step-by-step, repair-oriented information for all areas of your vehicle; Technical Service Bulletins and Recall information; Electrical Wiring Diagrams; Scheduled Maintenance Intervals; Labor & Time Estimates to determine hours and estimate the cost of the repair; and Advanced Diagnostic troubleshooting based on symptoms and ODBII codes.
- Biography in Context Search Tutorial
Authoritative reference content, periodicals and multimedia: search for biographies based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
- BIR Entertainment
Provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles. Search music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre.
- Book Index with Reviews
Provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats. BIR also contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from the sources that you trust: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others.
- Britannica Online Search Tutorial
Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Britannica Books of the Year from 1994 to the present, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, and a directory of selected links. Also, statistics for all countries in World Data Analyst, phrases from famous authors in Notable Quotations, and essays from great thinkers in Gateway to the Classics.
- Business Source Elite
Provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.
- California Policy Bulletins
Reports on key California state policy issues and developments from Sacramento.
- Career & Technical Education
Search vocational and technical periodicals covering all aspects of the Vo/Tech curriculum, including careers and education.
- CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature Search Tutorial
750 full text nursing and allied health journals, plus indexing back to 1937 for 3,123 journals. Includes legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments, and clinical trials.
- College Source Web
Features over 10,500 College catalogs in original page format including 2-year, 4-year, graduate, and professional schools.
- Congressional Quarterly Encyclopedia of American Government
Reference on Congress, the Presidency, the Supreme Court, U.S. Election process, law, and U.S. history.
- Consumer Health Complete Search Tutorial
Consumer-oriented health content designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs.
- Contemporary Authors
Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.
- Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Contemporary Literary Criticism-Select is an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors. Each CLC-Select entry contains a biographical/critical introduction, listing of principal works and sources for further study.
- Country Reviews
A political and economic survey of 191 countries in 191 reports.
- Country Wire
Information on the latest political, economic, corporate, and environmental issues and events on a country by country basis as they occur.
Country Reviews and Country Wire
- CQ Press Electronic Reference Library
CQ Weekly, The CQ Researcher, and CQ's Electronic Encyclopedia of American Government.
- CQ Researcher Search Tutorial
Covering the most current and controversial issues of the day.
- CQ Weekly
Nonpartisan information on Capitol Hill.
- Dictionary of Literary Biography
Provides nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
- Discovering Collection
In-depth reference content for Literature, History, Biographies, Science, and Social Studies.
- eBook Collection Search Tutorial
Access over 27,000 non-fiction eBooks on almost any subject! Full-text electronic versions of print books with links from the table of contents, an embedded dictionary, full-text searching, and the ability to add notes. You can read, search, and download the full-text of any eBook.
- EBSCOhost Search Tutorial
Over 30 academic, general, multidisciplinary and specialized databases.
- Economic Reports Search Tutorial
California statistics and studies on employment, trade, and other regional activities.
- eHRAF World Cultures Search Tutorial
A cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing Human Relations Areas Files database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Search Tutorial
Along with thousands ofreliable encyclopeia entries, Britannica includes Notable Quotations, essays from great thinkers in Gateway to the Classics, and World Data Analyst.
- ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center
Full text, citations, and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals plus more than 2,200 digests.
- Ethnic NewsWatch
An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses.
- Facts On File Reference Suite
Includes the Facts On File World News Digest since 1980, Issues and Controversies On File, Issues and Controversies in American History, Today's Science On File, Reuters On-Line News Service.
- Federal Policy Bulletins
Reporting on key federal public policy issues affecting the state of California.
- Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Includes Biography Resource Center; Discovering Collection; Literature Resource Center; Health Reference Center Academic; Health and Wellness Resource Center; Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
- Gale Literary Databases
Includes Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography in a cross-searchable interface.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library Search Tutorials: Search | Download
260 full text, multidisciplinary encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources on art, the environment, business, religion, multicultural studies, science, literature and more.
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.
- Health and Wellness Resource Center Search Tutorial
Magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on health including links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases. 700+ online videos in English & Spanish.
- Health Reference Center: Academic
Nursing, allied health, and medicine articles from consumer and professional health periodicals, plus dictionaries, directories, reference books, and pamphlets.
- Health Source: Consumer Edition
More than 130 full text consumer health magazines on the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
- Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines plus abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
- Issues and Controversies On File
- Issues and Controversies in American History
- JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II, & III Search Tutorial
397 scholarly journal title archives in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, including archaeology, religion, classics & folklore; African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, & Slavic studies; art & architecture; economics, history, political science, sociology, ecology, mathematics, and statistics.
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings on librarianship,online information retrieval, information management and more, back to the mid-1960s.
- Literature Resource Center Search Tutorial
Includes Twayne's Authors Series and Scribner Writer's Series. Access biographies, bibliographies, reviews, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.
- Local News Stories
Full text articles from Butte, Glenn, Yuba & Shasta county newspapers, including the Chico Enterprise Record, Paradise Post and Oroville Mercury-Register.
- MAS Ultra School Edition
Full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines, plus pamphlets, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
- MasterFILE Premier
A general interest database, it includes full text for more than 1,730 general reference materials including reference books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
Authoritative abstracts & citations from the National Library of Medicine on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
- Military & Government Collection Search Tutorial
Full text & abstracts for nearly 400 titles of current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
- Newspaper Source Plus
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
- OmniFile Full Text Select Search Tutorial
Full-text articles across the disciplines are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed.
- Online Library Search Tutorial
Information from leading California public policy and research institutions.
- Oxford Art Online
Over 45,000 articles and images on every aspect of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes The Grove Dictionary of Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and the Oxford Companion to Western Art.
- Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) 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.
- Oxford Music Online
The full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The Oxford Companion to Music ,The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
- Peace & Conflict: A Journal of Peace Psychology
- Primary Search
Full text back to 1990 for nearly 70 popular magazines for elementary school research, with assigned reading levels (Lexiles). Now includes EBSCO Animals, indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals.
- Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, a specialized collection of 520 high quality education journals (many peer-reviewed), and over 200 educational reports.
- Proquest Direct Search Tutorial
Search journals, magazines and newspapers for information on a broad range of general reference subjects.
- Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Nearly 400 full text publications, mostly peer-reviewed, covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
- RAND California
Statistical data from national, California state, county, city, and zip code levels; Includes Online Library, Economic Reports, Federal Policy Bulletins, and California Policy Bulletins.
- Regional Business News
Full text coverage of 80 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all U.S. metropolitan and rural areas.
- Religion & Philosophy Collection
Over 300 full text journals, mostly peer-reviewed, provide extensive coverage of world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
- SIRS Knowledge Source Search Tutorial
SIRS Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter, SIRS Renaissance, SIRS NetSelect, Today's News, World Almanac excerpts, and Maps of the World.
- Teacher Reference Center
Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
- Today's Science
Presents the latest scientific discoveries and the fundamental concepts that underlie them in easy-to-understand language & format.
- World Data Analyst
- World News Digest
USA & World news, 1940-present plus Reuters news feed with two-week archive.