As most of you know, the library offers a number of databases that provide all sorts of useful research materials, from scholarly articles to encyclopedias to collections of art images. Right now we have a few extra databases on a trial basis. Librarians are evaluating these resources to decide which will be offered next year, but feel free to take them for a spin; if you find them particularly useful, please let us know! The trial databases are:
- Credo Reference (subject-specific encyclopedias and other reference sources)
- Ebsco California Premier Package (scholarly journals from several disciplines, newspapers, reference sources)
- Ebsco Vocational Studies (journals and full-text books on vocational topics: cosmetology, forensics, robotics and more)
- Gale Opposing Viewpoints (pro and con arguments on various topical issues)
- Gale Virtual Reference Library (e-books and reference works on a variety of topics, including health, humanities, and business)
- LexisNexis Academic (legal scholarship and court cases, business info, newspapers and web sources–including blogs!)
These databases will be available until the end of March. As with all our databases, off-campus access is limited to currently registered students, staff and faculty. To access them from off campus you will need to enter the barcode from your student access card and your library PIN.