REFERENCE, TOPIC GUIDES & BACKGROUND INFORMATION DATABASES
Credo Reference* Thousands of brief articles on a broad range of subjects. Searches are extendable to our catalog and article databases.
CQ Researcher* Topic guide and background information in single-themed, 12,000-word reports.
Facts on File
Issues & Controversies* A Facts on File database providing an in-depth
investigation of today’s top issues.
Issues & Controversies in American History* A Facts on File database providing
an understanding of how historical events have shaped our nation.
Today's Science* A Facts on File database with science news written especially for
Points of View This database is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online* Access to articles, videos, world atlas, world data and quotations.
JOURNAL AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES
ProQuest* Peer-reviewed scholarly journals and newspaper abstracts.
EBSCOhost Login* A collection of databases with peer-reviewed scholarly publications in virtually every area of study. Try EBSCOhost's Integrated Search which searches across multiple databases simultaneously.
Academic Search Premier* Multi-disciplinary, full-text scholarly database.
Business Source Premier* Full-text articles in business, marketing, finance,
accounting, and economics.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text* Full-text for more than 750 indexed nursing & allied
EBSCOhost Integrated Search* (Searches across multiple databases
simultaneously, especially useful for difficult topics.)
EconLit Trial database that searches journal articles, books, collective volume
articles, dissertations, working papers and full-text book reviews from the Journal
of Economic Literature
Academic OneFile* General reference center with articles from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, updated daily.
Access World News* Find diverse global perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, science, business, economics, criminal justice and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including business journals, newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, videos and web-only content.
SPECIALIZED SUBJECT DATABASES
Associations Unlimited* Locate national and international membership organizations.
Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select* Criticisms, biographical, and bibliographic information about novelists, short story writers, poets, playwrights now living or who have died since 2000.
Prospector* Search area libraries for access to over 20 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials.
Colorado Virtual Library Search for books and other resources at Colorado libraries.
Arapahoe Library District
Bemis Public Library
Denver Public Library
Douglas County Libraries
Jefferson County Public Library
KnightCite An online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) OWL resources help you learn how to use APA, MLA, Chicago citation and format styles.
WorldCat Connects to collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide, provides book citations.
MLA & APA Style Guides Examples of all types of citations, print and electronic, with each element of the citation identified and labeled.
Directory of Open Access Journals This collection of over 75 peer-reviewed academic journals in many fields is searchable by topic. The collection includes both English and non-English journals. This source returns results suitable for academic research papers.
Open Access Journal Search Engine This collection of hundreds of peer-reviewed academic journals allows for searching in over 80 academic disciplines. This source returns results suitable for academic research papers.
Public Library of Science This site provides quality, peer-reviewed scholarship in the sciences. This source returns results suitable for academic research papers in the sciences, including applied sciences like nursing.
E-Journals.org This collection of hundreds of peer-reviewed journals in over 30 disciplines emphasizes the hard and social sciences. This source returns results suitable for academic research papers.
Education Resources Information Center This site provides quality academic resources across many fields. Many of the search results have been funded by government research grants. When searching this site, use the “advanced search” and click on the box marked: “Show only results with free full text directly from ERIC”. This source returns results suitable for academic research papers.
HathiTrust This collection of over 3.2 million searchable ebooks contains government publications and many older books, an ideal source for historical research and for locating documents which originated with the federal government. (Be sure to check “full view only” when you conduct your search.)
Directory of Open Access Books This collection of over 1,000 fully searchable scholarly e-books is growing quickly. This source returns results suitable for academic research papers.
Open Access Publishing in European Networks This small, but growing, collection of e-books contains works published by academic presses in Europe. Both English and non-English books are included. This source returns results suitable for academic research papers.
Public Broadcasting Corporation This site contains thousands of PBS documentaries, series and specials on a wide array of subjects of interest to researchers and intellectuals. The service allows for free streaming video.
Open Culture.com This site indexes and makes searchable the course materials from thousands of quality online university courses. This is an excellent for persons who desire to participate in life-long learning, but who cannot take formal classes.
Youtube.edu This special section of Youtube is limited to academic presentations, many of which were created by universities and university professors. This is excellent for professors and instructors to use to supplement their lectures.
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