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ABSTRACTS IN SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to social gerontology, including the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly.

ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database covering all academic areas of study.

ACM DIGITAL LIBRARY (Association for Computing Machinery) Articles and newsletters from ACM journal and conference proceedings.

AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCES Has the widest depth and breadth of information available of any online database collection on African American history and culture.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY, 1760-1900 Full-text poems by African-American poets of the 18th and 19th centuries.

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals in the agricultural sciences with coverage from 1970 to the present.

ALT HEALTHWATCH Complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

AMERICA: HISTORY AND LIFE History and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Peer-reviewed journals and magazines of the American Chemical Society.

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT American Government provides a complete, multifaceted examination of the foundations of our government and political system. This database explains how the historical origins and structure of American government affects current issues and compares the political and economic systems of the United States to those of other countries.

AMERICAN HISTORY IN VIDEO Rich online video collection of documentary, newsreel, and archival footage on American history.

AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY Publications by the American Mathematical Society.

AMERICAN POETRY Works of influential American poets, from the Colonial period to the early twentieth century.

ANNUAL REVIEWS OF THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES State-of-the-art reports by experts on the current scholarship in the biomedical sciences.

ANNUAL REVIEWS OF THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES State-of-the-art reports by experts on the current scholarship in the physical sciences.

ANNUAL REVIEWS OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES State-of-the-art reports by experts on the current scholarship in the social sciences.

APA STYLE AID APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.

AQUATIC SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals in the aquatic sciences, with coverage from 1960 to the present.

ASSOCIATES PROGRAM SOURCE Designed for community college curriculums. Covers accounting, agricultural sciences, child care, cosmetology, culinary arts, food service management, graphic arts, hospitality management, plumbing, heating & air conditioning, veterinary technology, welding and more.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals in meteorology and the atmospheric sciences, with coverage from 1974 to the present.




BIBLIOTHECA SACRA A product of Dallas Theological Seminary, Bibliotheca Sacra holds articles in theology, Bible exposition, ministry, and current issues written by respected theologians to enhance the experience of studying the Bible.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals in the biological sciences, with coverage from 1982 to the present. It provides access to literature from serials, conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and patents.

BIOONE Journals and bulletins published by American Institute of Biological Sciences member societies and related organizations.

BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE Scholarly business journals as far back as 1886. Includes industry, market research, company and country reports.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT & ADOLESCENT STUDIES Is today’s source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21.

CHRONICLING AMERICA - HISTORIC AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS Provides access to digitized versions nearly 2,000 newspaper titles in the United States from 1836-1922. Search page provides links to other newspaper listings. OER Resource

CHOICE Current reviews for academic libraries is the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education.
Off campus users may see another VCCS college name instead of CVCC.

CINAHL Full text to Nursing & Allied Health database; authoritative coverage of literature related to nursing and allied health.

COMMUNICATION & MASS MEDIA COMPLETE Journal articles in communication and mass media.

COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals and offers comprehensive coverage of computer science topics, ranging from computer security to web commerce with coverage from 1981 to the present.

COMPUTERS & APPLIED SCIENCES COMPLETE Articles covering research and development of computing and applied sciences disciplines.

CONSUMER HEALTH COMPLETE Consumer-oriented health content, including health reference books and encyclopedias, reports, medical images and diagrams, videos, pamphlets, and periodicals.

CQ RESEARCHER In-depth reports on political and social issues, each 12,000-word report is investigated and written by a seasoned journalist.

CRC HANDBOOK OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS Online version of the classic Handbook; a concise source of data needed by R&D professionals, engineers, and students.

CRCNETBASE Online, searchable collection of reference works published by CRC Press, Auerbach, and Chapman & Hall.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE COLLECTION Reference works covering law and public affairs.

DAILY LIFE THROUGH HISTORY Daily Life through History explores ordinary life through time and across the globe, bringing the past to life. It examines historical topics such as food and cooking, celebrations, clothes, romance, work, religion, housing, language, and social customs.

DISSERTATIONS AND THESES FULL-TEXT Official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress. Full-text for most dissertations since 1997.




EBL Select Central Virginia Community College - This database offers access to a collection of electronic books in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health.

EBOOKS ON EBSCOHOST Shared collection of academic e-books from major university, trade and professional publishers.

EBSCOHOST Use EBSCOhost's main menu to choose from over 30 EBSCO databases.

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ECONLIT Full text bibliographic coverage of economics-related literature.

ECONOMIA Y NEGOCIOS Articles on business and economics from Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals. (in Spanish)

EDUCATION RESEARCH COMPLETE Journal articles, books, and conference papers covering education research. Includes all levels of education from early childhood to higher education.


ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE EOL’s mission is “to increase awareness and understanding of living nature through an Encyclopedia of Life that gathers, generates, and shares knowledge in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource.) OER Resource

ENGLISH POETRY Contains poems in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the nineteenth century by writers from the British Isles.

ENGLISH VERSE DRAMA Contains named and anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century, through the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, to the end of the nineteenth century.

ENVIRONMENT COMPLETE Articles and monographs on agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, and other environmental fields.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE COLLECTION Contains full-text journals in the environmental sciences with coverage from 1967 to the present.

ERIC Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education; provides extensive access to educational-related literature.

EUROPEAN VIEWS OF THE AMERICAS: 1493-1750 Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Covers history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.




FACTIVA - On-campus access only A product of Dow Jones. Provides full-text of over 10,000 magazine, journals, local, national and international newspapers and news wires. Allows users to conduct in-depth research on companies, industries, regional affairs, and news.

FAMILY STUDIES ABSTRACTS Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance.

FIAF (INTERNATIONAL INDEX TO FILM PERIODICALS) Includes academic and popular film journals, including full-text content from over 50 journals.

FILMS ON DEMAND Provides access to thousands of streaming educational videos provided by the Films Media Group. Watch from anywhere you have Internet service, 24 hours a day.

FIRSTSEARCH Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

FUENTE ACADEMICA Scholarly Spanish language journals. A multi-disciplinary database covering many academic subjects. (in Spanish)

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

GREENFILE Focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Includes scholarly articles, general interest articles, and government reports.

HARPWEEK (HARPER'S WEEKLY) 1857-1877 Searchable and fully indexed illustrated newspaper from the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

HEALTH SOURCE: CONSUMER EDITION Consumer health information on topics including medical sciences, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Full-text from magazines, pamphlets, and reference books.

HEALTH SOURCE: NURSING/ACADEMIC EDITION Articles focusing on medical disciplines, particularly nursing and allied health. Features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers drug patient education sheets.

HIGHWIRE PRESS Internet imprint of the Stanford University Libraries. Provides access to journals in the sciences and medicine.

HISTORICAL ABSTRACTS Covers history of the world since 1450 (excluding United States and Canada).

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM COMPLETE Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to hospitality and tourism. Subjects include: culinary arts, demographics & statistics, food & beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management, leisure & business travel, market trends, and technology.

HUMANITIES INTERNATIONAL COMPLETE Journals, books, and other resources in the humanities.




IEEE XPLORE DIGITAL LIBRARY Quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Contains documents from IEEE and publishing partners.

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS JOURNALS Full-text access to IOP journals published since 1996 where available, and access to IOP's 2004 Historic Archive 1874-1994.

ISSUES & CONTROVERSIES Factual analysis of controversial topics, with clear explanations of opposing points of view. Also includes chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, and bibliographies.

ISSUES: CONTROVERSY AND SOCIETY Understanding Controversy and Society helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes and is shaped by controversy. Issues addresses more than 200 of today's most significant social issues, compiling information in more than 3,500 articles and 7,500 multimedia primary sources.

JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CRIMINAL JUSTICE This journal focuses on a critical issue in contemporary criminal justice on a variety of critical issues in criminal justice today include; organized crime, community policing, gangs, white-collar crime, and excessive police force.

JOURNAL OF DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY This journal presents the latest diagnostic techniques and interpretation methods, case reports, research applications, and the newest hardware/software technologies and equipment in a variety of specialty areas, including abdominal, breast, echocardiography, neurosonology, Ob/Gyn, and vascular sonography.

JOURNAL OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Publishes original, innovative, and timely articles describing research or practice in the fields of homeland security and emergency management. JHSEM publishes not only peer-reviewed articles, but also news and communiques from researchers and practitioners, as well as book/media reviews.

JSTOR Database of scholarly, full-text articles in Arts & Sciences and Life Sciences.

KHAN ACADEMY This website contains practice exercises, instructional videos, etc. in Math/Science, Econ/Finance, Arts/Humanities, Computing, and Test Prep. Requires that the user set up a personal login/password. OER Resource

LATINO AMERICAN EXPERIENCE This is the latest version of the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinosï the largest, fastest growing minority group in the United States.

LEGAL COLLECTION Articles from scholarly law journals. Includes law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor and human resources, ethics, and the environment.

LIBRARY, INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ABSTRACTS (LISTA) Journals, books, research reports and proceedings on librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

LITERATURE ONLINE (LION) A searchable library of over 350,000 works of poetry, prose and drama in English, together with criticism and reference resources including full-text journals, the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, biographies and more.

LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.

MAJOR 21ST-CENTURY WRITERS Biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on influential authors at the turn of the 21st century.

MASTERFILE PREMIER Multidisciplinary database covering subject areas of general interest. Includes reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

MATERIALS SCIENCE COLLECTION Materials science related full-text articles; access to millions of indexed charts, figures, graphs, maps, and tables from scholarly research and technical literature; and bibliographic coverage of literature on metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in engineering applications.

MEDICLATINA Peer-reviewed medical research and journals from Latin American and Spanish publishers. (in Spanish)

MEDLINE Biomedical literature produced by National Library of Medicine. Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.

MERGENT HORIZON Provides users with capabilities for finding, filtering and organizing information on companies and industries. Comprehensive coverage for companies actively traded on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ. - View a User Guide.

MERGENT ONLINE Historical financial database. U.S. and international company histories, annual reports, fact sheets, financial and industry reports, stock data, and more. - View a User Guide.

MERLOT A collection of databases created to be used by students. The sites have been reviewed and can supplement your assignments.

MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY Entries, including definitions, pronunciation guides, and word histories from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.

MILITARY & GOVERNMENT COLLECTION Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Contains periodicals, academic journals, and other content.

MLA INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY Bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, and dissertations in language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts.

MLA STYLE AID MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
Note: MLA has recently released the eighth edition of its handbook. See our page on the major changes in the new edition. We will replace our current MLA resources with resources on the eighth edition in summer 2016.




NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFERENCE SERVICE ABSTRACTS This database provides users with information thoroughly covering the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice.

NATURE Online full-text version of this weekly scholarly publication.


NEWSPAPER SOURCE PLUS Regional, national, and international newspapers including New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and Washington Post. Also contains full-text television & radio news transcripts.

OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS One-stop source for information on social issues, including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

OVERDRIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OverDrive is a collection of digital audiobook, video, and classical music titles you can check out, download, and enjoy on your personal computer. Many audiobook titles can be transferred to a portable listening device. Mac and PC compatible.

OVID JOURNALS Full-text medical, nursing, psychological, and scientific journals.

OVID NURSING EBOOK COLLECTION Full-text collection of nursing, pharmacology, and clinical medicine books published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY Contains the entire text of the Oxford English Dictionary, including definitions for most words in the English language and word origins and quotations.

OXFORD REFERENCE ONLINE Over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP EBOOKS Provides online, full text access to 300 recent ebooks in 20 subject areas from key disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, science, medicine, and law. To see the books to which we have access, click the Search icon and limit to "unlocked" and "free."

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS JOURNALS Periodical titles in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and sciences published by Oxford University Press.

PEACE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance.

POLITICAL SCIENCE COMPLETE This database provides extensive coverage of global political topics with a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.

POP CULTURE UNIVERSE: ICONS, IDOLS, IDEAS Authoritative database on popular culture in America and the world. It offers articles focused on describing major events and trends in pop culture from the 1900s to the present, from the Gibson Girls of the Gilded Age to the social media of the 2000s.

PROJECT MUSE High quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.

PROQUEST Use Proquest’s main menu to choose from over 30 Proquest databases.

PSYCARTICLES Full-text journal articles published by APA and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, social / personality, and more. (APA)

PSYCBOOKS Full-text database of APA books, classic books, and entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology. (APA)

PSYCINFO Bibliographic database of scholarly literature in psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Includes journals, books, reviews, and dissertations. (APA)

PSYCHOLOGY & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES COLLECTION Full-text publications covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, anthropology, and more.

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ABSTRACTS Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to public administration, including public administration theory, and other areas of key relevance.

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher working "to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication."




RACE RELATIONS ABSTRACTS Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance.

REGIONAL BUSINESS NEWS Regional business publications, business journals, newspapers, and newswires from United States metropolitan and rural areas.

RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY COLLECTION Journal coverage on world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, political philosophy, moral philosophy and history of philosophy.

ROSETTA STONE LANGUAGES Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their users the proven immersion method that have trusted for over the last 20+ years. Features include: access to 30 languages, access to 50 + hours of foundational instruction in each language, access to core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, and includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation.
Because the software tracks your progress, you need to create a Rosetta Stone-specific username and password. You can use any email; it does not have to be associated with the CVCC.

SAFARI BOOKS ONLINE A collection of electronic books covering technology and business topics including: certification practice exams, databases, desktop applications, e-business, graphics, hardware, Internet, IT management, markup languages, multimedia, networking, operating systems, programming, security, software engineering, web development, Windows, and much more. - View a User Guide.

SALUD EN ESPANOL Provides reports and fact sheets in Spanish on consumer health and wellness. Includes overviews on diseases, conditions, procedures and treatments. (in Spanish)

SCIENCE Full-text access to this popular publication from 1995.

SCIENCE IN CONTEXT Topic overviews, experiments, biographies, articles, links to quality Web sites, pictures, and illustrations in all areas of science, including biology, chemistry, physics, math, environmental science, computer science, technology, history of science, and more.

SCRIBNER WRITERS ONLINE Literary research on authors; includes volumes from the Scribner sets American Writers, British Writers, European Writers, and World and Genre Writers.

SOCINDEX Full Text is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY "The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work." OER Resource

TEACHER REFERENCE CENTER Indexes titles from popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.

TODAY'S SCIENCE Presents the latest scientific discoveries and fundamental concepts that underlie them. Covers health, environment, technology, life, physical, earth, and space sciences.

TWAYNE'S AUTHORS ONLINE Literary research on authors and literary works; includes volumes from the Twayne sets U.S. Authors, World Authors, English Authors, Masterworks Series, and Short Fiction Series.




ULRICH'S Comprehensive database of regularly and irregularly published journals, magazines, newspapers, and full-text electronic resources from more than 200 countries.

URBAN STUDIES ABSTRACTS Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to urban studies, including urban affairs, community development, urban history, and other areas of key relevance.

VENTE ET GESTION Full-text coverage for French language business journals. (in French)

VIOLENCE & ABUSE ABSTRACTS Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and other areas of key relevance.

WILEY ONLINE LIBRARY Full-text articles and electronic books in life, health, physical sciences, and many other subject areas.

WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL Covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research.

WORLD NEWS DIGEST Day by day accounts of news and events world-wide from 1940 to the present.

WORLD RELIGIONS - BELIEF, CULTURE, AND CONTROVERSY Provides a powerful combination of preference and research components comprising thousands of reference items that cover matters of belief, practice, celebrations, and holidays; important individuals and events; and significant and sacred places.



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