This database provides reports on the most common diseases and wellness issues. Each report is an in-depth discussion of the latest information on treatments, risk factors, causes, diagnostic tests, and preventative measures. A full illustrated medical encyclopedia and a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) resource library are also included. System requirements: Adobe Flash Player 10.
Updated quarterly this resource provides biographical and professional information about board certified physicians and specialists / subspecialist. Please note: For a brief overview of the features, check out this DEMO. To begin your search, click on the "Search" tab.
A multidisciplinary database for undergraduates providing full-text access to scholarly articles from academic and general interest journals. The majority are peer-reviewed.
Search for radio and television broadcast transcripts from CBS, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, and more. The database also includes Congressional Quarterly Transcriptions.
Search the Associated Press (AP) and other major newswire services.
This database provides science news, fully illustrated articles, and biographies. Included is the online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.
Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.
Provides automotive repair and diagnostic information for most models and makes of cars and trucks, 1982 and later. For pre 1982 manuals ask for assistance at the Information desk. Your reference librarian may be able to request information from Alldata via fax. This database is available for use within the library only. The browser Google Chrome is not supported. Please use Internet Explorer or Firefox instead.
A searchable database of articles on non-traditional approaches to health and wellness. Please note: Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Provides detailed profiles and comparative statistics of small towns and cities across the country with populations from 3,000 to 25,000.
Provides current, comprehensive data on U.S. cities, all top-ranked by population growth, median income, unemployment rate and crime rate.
An eBook containing essays on the Civil War: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots.
This collection of eBooks covers the issues, movements, themes and events of each decade from 1900 through 2009.
The Journal is devoted to geology and related sciences and publishes articles from around the world presenting results of major research from all earth sciences.
Written for students, this eBook for students features events and peoples of the Revolutionary War. The biographies and primary sources are useful for class assignments.
An historical music database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database contains songs in a diverse range of genres by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.
This database is a genealogical tool with data from the census, military records, the court system, immigration, and vital records. It covers Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and some European countries.
An eBook for students with detailed information on all aspects of major ancient civilizations including China, India, and Central America. Timelines, bibliographies, maps and statistics are included.
Explores the early civilizations that developed in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Follows the progress of the Greeks from the early establishment of farming communities around 6500 BCE, to the rise of the great city-states of Sparta and Athens, and on to the dissolution of the empire of Alexander the Great following his death in 323 BCE.
Covers the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire around 117 CE, and on to the death of Theodosius (the last man to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.
Provides lists and quips, stats and quotes, to keep readers of all ages asking questions for hours.
Provides an overview of the current scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorders, as well as a cultural and historical perspective on the controversies that plague the field.
Reveals the unique characteristics of Baby Boomers and explains how those characteristics are remaking American society. Includes the latest statistics on the labor force participation, living arrangements, incomes, health, spending, and wealth of the generation.
Shows what to sow and plant, how to keep crops growing, when to harvest, and the best ways to store produce.
This database offers recommendations for local goods and services. Included are health guides and reports on doctors and hospitals. All information is compiled by a local independent, non-profit consumer organization.
This database offers a collection of full-text biographies from many different sources on a wide range of notable people.
A comprehensive database of biographical information on historical and contemporary figures from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
This database searches popular, high interest non-fiction books for students in Elementary School. They include social studies and science, career, health, sports, history, and technology titles.
This database searches popular, high interest non-fiction books for students in High School. They include social studies and science, career, health, sports, history, and technology titles.
This database searches popular, high interest non-fiction books for students in Middle School. They include social studies and science, career, health, sports, history, and technology titles.
A database providing information and reviews for more than 5 million book titles.
Provides excerpts and citations for adult and juvenile titles published between 1905 and 1982. Please note, the default search option is set to search 'Full-Text' documents. To get the best search results, you may need to uncheck 'Full-text' in 'Advanced Search.'
BookBrowse offers reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, author bios, interviews, and searching by time period, setting and theme. Also, resources for book clubs including reading guides & online discussions.
Gain instant access to hundreds of computer and IT reference e-books from publishers such as John Wiley & Sons, Springer, Ross, Microsoft Press, and others.
Find e-books on health, fitness and personal growth.
Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century.
Provides a look into what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development.
Use this service for homework assistance via the Internet. English as well as Spanish speaking-tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1-10 PM for one-on-one assistance in a wide variety of subjects.
This service offers live online tutoring, test preparation, writing assistance, Microsoft Office Help, and other services designed to help adults acquire critical and marketable academic skills. Tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1 - 10 PM.
Use this service to help you find a job. Live tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1-10 PM for one-on-one assistance in a wide variety of topics related to finding a job, writing a winning resume, and interview coaching.
Introduces the historical and mathematical basis of statistics and probability as well as their application to everyday situations.
A scholarly business database providing access to business journals, books, company profiles, conference proceedings, case studies, and industry reports.
This resource is an easy way to find company profiles, industry information, market research reports, and country economic data. Also included are videos on business topics from the faculty of Harvard Business School.
Offers free digital textbooks in math and science for students in grades 9-12.
Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.
With authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners, Chilton Library gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle. Get access to schematics, wiring diagrams, maintenance schedules and so much more for the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, classic cars dating back to the 1940s, and additional coverage of specialty models.
Stream classical music recordings to your home computer or smart phone. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
This eBook is helpful for middle school students researching colonial America. It includes biographies, primary resources, and an Almanac which mentions all aspects of life in the colonies.
Use this database to access full-text poems, citations, commentaries, biographies, and a poetry glossary. Also included are poems in foreign languages most often taught in the classroom and selections of current poetry from popular and academic journals.
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.
This database contains full-text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. There is a balance of both technical and consumer publications.
This database provides full text articles on all areas of health and wellness to support patients' needs. Please note: Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
The Consumer Reports database offers ratings and recommendations on appliances, cars and trucks, electronics, and much more. It includes articles on health, product recalls, and the safety and reliability of individual brands.
This streaming music database includes music from around the world including genres such as Balkanic jazz, fado, African film, Arab swing, Indian classical, flamenco, Bollywood, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, worldbeat, and many more.
The three-volume The Crusades covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72).
Explores the historical and cultural significance of vegetarianism in the United States and beyond.
Information is provided about the countries of the world and the 50 U. S. States including maps, statistics, history, and images.
Explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings.
Explores the world of dance from ballet and modern dance to various styles of dance performed all over the world.
Features a combination of a reverse dictionary and a thesaurus, with thousands of descriptions of terms organized into subject categories and sub-categories.
Contains a listing of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, giving their comparative frequencies, linguistic and historical explanations, selected associated forenames, and occasional genealogical notes.
A database of essays providing a thorough analysis of U.S. history. Also included are maps, photographs, and primary source documents.
Contains descriptions of major disabilities, their causes, and people who are disabled. It provides information about assistive and adaptive aids and sports and recreation equipment that can improve life for disabled individuals. Also included is information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, employment and workplace issues, and other financial and legal issues. In addition, the book contains a glossary and lists of resources for further help and information.
This eResource features analysis of the plays most frequently studied in literature classes. Each entry includes an introduction that provides an overview of the play, a brief biography of the playwright, a plot summary, a discussion of the play's principal themes, essays on the play's construction, excerpted critical commentary, and more.
Articles in this database cover the range of topics related to addiction.
An on-line version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica providing full text articles with links to Web sites.
This resource focuses on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion.
Documents the full range of the African American experience from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass, and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.
Major topics such as “Abolitionism,” “Black Nationalism,” the “Dred Scott case,” “Reconstruction,” “Slave Rebellions and Insurrections,” the “Underground Railroad,” and “Voting Rights” are given the in-depth treatment. The encyclopedia also contains fascinating entries on less obvious subjects, such as the “Black Seafarers,” “Buffalo Soldiers,” the “Catholic Church and African Americans,” “New York African Free Schools,” the “Secret Six,” and much more.
Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape. With coverage up to and including the 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, the Encyclopedia contains fully cross-referenced entries by scholars and experts, offering reliable and extensive treatment to be found on African American history in this era.
This encyclopedia provides general information about finance and banking, accounting, marketing, management, and information systems.
A survey of clothing and body adornment, this online resource covers the origins of clothing including the development and technologies of fabric and the social meanings of dress. Informational articles on representative costumes from a variety of historical periods and cultures are available.
Focuses on English-language comics, plus a small selection of influential Japanese and European works, with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.
This encyclopedia covers educational theory and practice, integrating theoretical frameworks with field-based applications.
Provides information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues.
This encyclopedia covers the history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Articles examine aspects of maritime history including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law.
This encyclopedia offers articles providing comprehensive coverage of philosophy from a global perspective.
Provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking. Offers comprehensive coverage of the theory and research within the social sciences that has sprung from the analysis of such groupings, with accompanying definitions, measures, and research.
This encyclopedia assesses the concepts and themes of the Enlightenment period and its impact on politics, religion, philosophy, and art.
Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.
This encyclopedia contains articles on all aspects of life in Europe from the 5th to 15th centuries within cultural, religious, intellectual, social, and political contexts.
Surveys the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse the present understanding of time. Explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present.
Covers all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. Includes urban economics, urban planning, urban architecture, urban ecology, urban transportation systems, urban politics, and urban social relations.
Provides more than 500 entries exploring the supernatural aspects of these creatures and their pop culture counterparts.
Included in this database is information on animals and plants chosen to represent the range of species facing endangerment.
Provides basic consumer health information about the health effects of environmental hazards and diseases linked to environmental causes, with facts about the impact on specific populations.
Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.
This database contains a searchable collection of journal articles and other education-related materials from scholarly organizations.
Provides authoritative information on a wide variety of health care topics that affect individuals on a daily basis. The topics range from Adolescence to Cancer, Nutrition, and Sports Medicine.
Examines the incredible power of junk food and fast food showing how nostalgic we are about them, the influence of the companies that manufacture or sell them, and their alarming affect on our country's state of health.
A tool for individuals, non-profit organizations, small businesses, government entities, and schools alike, this database provides information on subsidies, grants, loans, joint ventures, and other funding programs offered by the United States government or private corporations. Each entry includes contact information, a description of each grant, loan or program, and links to relevant websites.
A comprehensive database covering television and film. Subject coverage includes reviews, film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, and technical aspects.
Freegal is a downloadable music service which provides access to the catalog of artists in Sony Music Entertainment including Independent Online Distribution Alliance. Library cardholders can download three songs a week using their barcode and PIN. Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods. Helpful tips before you get started.
Updated annually, this database features over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia, with alphabetically arranged articles, illustrations and maps.
A guide to print and online publications and broadcasting stations worldwide, including newspapers, magazines, journals, radio stations, television stations, and cable systems.
Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.
This database provides articles containing clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies. Please note: Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Covers various issues related to one's aging body, how diseases affect it, and treatment options, including medications, for said diseases for this population. Also includes topics specific to the aging population, but beyond descriptions of medical diagnoses.
The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a selection of reference titles available online. Subjects covered include arts, history, religion and philosophy, social science, law, literature, science & technology, and more.
Represents a wide range of deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons, from Zeus and Jupiter to Eos and Quirinus. Includes discussions of the significance of the given deities, the mythology surrounding them, and the forms of worship associated with them.
Covers the disastrous failure of the global economy and its gradual recovery including the causes of the depression, the impact of unemployment and under-employment, the disorder in Germany after World War I that led to the rise of Adolf Hitler, and Franklin D. Roosevelt's domestic reform program.
Covering five centuries of all English-speaking regions of the world, this dictionary provides impertinent, vile, censored, hip, witty, and fascinating slang words of the English language.
Provides an international overview of key issues in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and fosters a broader understanding of the status of LGBT in their society.
Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life.
Deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to contemporary American art. There are articles on all subject areas in American fine art including: biographies of major artists, architects and patrons, architecture, painting, new media, photography, sculpture, installation art, performance art, new media art, art education, and more.
A comprehensive resource for the visual arts of the Classical period, featuring in-depth articles- from biographies to thematic entries on architecture, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics, painting and sculpture.
Covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures, this encyclopedia offers entries about artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms.
Written for students and general researchers, this encyclopedia disseminates knowledge of and love for animals through illustrated scientific articles.
Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges, corals, jellyfishes, segmented worms, crustaceans and mollusks, insects, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. This student edition includes an overview with photos and illustrations.
This resource provides scholarly full-text journals focusing on several medical disciplines including nursing and allied health. It also includes the Lexi-PALS Drug Guide, which lists drug patient education sheets for prescription and generic drugs, as well as, for herbal and nutritional supplements. Please note: Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
A collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Included are U.S. federal census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, and more.
Features well-known heroic figures, as well as the demigods, nymphs, sorceresses, and other creatures that inhabited the mortal world and figured prominently in the myths of the heroes and heroines.
Focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by European modernism and as impacted by the popular entertainment of the era. Includes entries on plays, music, playwrights, performers, producers, critics, architects, and designers.
Provides a detailed history of the Broadway musical and includes entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors.
Presents an informative introduction to China's past and present, from traditional accounts of its beginnings more than 3,000 years ago to its modern emergence as a first-world nation.
A searchable database of reference and non-fiction books, periodical articles, primary source documents, biographies, images, and videos.
Describes the origins of holidays around the world. Explains where, when, and how each event is celebrated, with detailed information on the symbols and customs associated with the holiday.
Provides detailed information about the holidays of nations around the world and presents a multitude of selected recipes that are ideal for each celebration.
Features a comprehensive source about the human organism, how it works, and what can go wrong and provides authoritative information on all the elements, large and small, that make up the human body.
This online set of reference works covers a range of topics related to the Industrial Revolution. Included are an almanac, biographies, and primary source documents.
This database covers world theater and the performing arts with an indexed, cross-referenced and annotated databank of books, full-text articles, and dissertation abstracts.
This online encyclopedia includes articles on many aspects of dance from around the world, including forms, music, costumes, performances, and biographies.
Provides detailed profiles and comparative statistics of small towns and cities across the country with populations from 3,000 to 25,000.
A collection of jazz music sound files including tracks from some prominent groups and artists. You'll find Chicago-style jazz, New Orleans jazz, 1920s jazz, big bands and solo piano jazz, boogie-woogie, ragtime, rhythm and blues, jazz blues, Bossa nova, acid jazz, free jazz, orchestral jazz, scat, smooth jazz, fusion, Latin jazz and more.
Search and apply for jobs across the country by state or city. Text, email, or print your results.
This online encyclopedia provides food and recipes from various countries and cultural groups and includes related information on dietary habits and nutrition.
This online encyclopedia provides information on many world holidays and includes information on customs, folklore, clothing, food, music, and dance.
This online set of reference works includes an almanac, primary source documents, and biographies related to the major topics and events of the Korean War.
This is a comprehensive multimedia educational tool on asthma.
This is a comprehensive multimedia educational tool on COPD.
This is a comprehensive multimedia educational tool on Heart Disease.
This is a comprehensive multimedia educational tool on Type 2 Diabetes.
This is a comprehensive multimedia educational tool on Heart Failure.
This is a comprehensive multimedia educational tool on Maximizing Independence After Stroke.
An interactive online learning platform for:
Also find self guided help with reading, writing, and math. New users will be asked to create a username and password when they first access the resources.
Los recursos para Hispanohablantes del Learning Express Library incluye recursos para:
This database is a source for journal articles on current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends of the legal world.
Legal Information Reference Center contains full-text publications and legal forms. The legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. State-specific legal forms are searchable by subject areas including Adoption, Bankruptcy, Name Changes and more.
A bibliographic database which provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. Coverage dates back to the mid-1960s.
A full-text resource for the world’s most studied authors and their works.
Literature Criticism Online includes two reference works: Contemporary Literary Criticism and Drama Criticism. Contemporary Literary Criticism provides critiques of key literary works as well as author biographies. Drama Criticism contains biographical information about playwrights and critical opinions of plays.
Learn a new language or brush up on your vocabulary and pronunciation with this interactive database offering step by step lessons from beginning through advanced. Minimum Requirements: Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Firefox, Safari or Opera; Adobe Flash Player 9. Also available as a mobile app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android. To use the app users must create a free profile.
Designed specifically for high school students, this database contains full text articles from popular high school relevant magazines, biographical articles, and primary source documents. It includes a large selection of reference books and an Image Collection with photos, maps, and flags. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
A searchable database of popular and academic magazine and newspaper articles, reference materials, and primary sources covering business, education, health, science, and more.
Available from JSTOR, Mathematics Magazine offers lively, readable, and appealing exposition on a wide range of mathematical topics.
Produced by the National Institutes of Health, this database provides consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness. Included are a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary; tutorials on common conditions, tests, and treatments; medical videos; health information in Spanish; information on prescription and nonprescription drugs; health news from the media; and links to thousands of clinical trials. Please note: Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
This e-book provides coverage of the issues surrounding the Mexican American War, including the motivations of the people involved. A biography section details the lives of some of the men who had a strong impact on the War. Placed throughout the text are excerpts from primary source documents such as diary entries, letters, and newspaper articles.
A collection of articles exploring the complex period of the Middle Ages, covering the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times. It also includes biographical essays on significant individuals from the period and a collection containing full or excerpted texts from the era.
Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Periodicals, academic journals and other sources are included. Many are full text.
A research tool that allows you to build and analyze an investment portfolio and learn about stocks, mutual funds, and portfolios. Also includes access to PDFs of Morningstar's popular investment newsletters (Morningstar Mutual Funds, Morningstar Fund Investor, Morningstar Stock Investor, and Morningstar ETF Investor).
This database provides government information including guides on basic U.S. government, how laws are made in Congress, becoming a U.S. citizen, and how to contact your legislators. Search by zip code for elected officials to locate contact information and biographical data including which bills a particular candidate has sponsored and more.
Online version of the popular magazine Nature. Updated weekly the magazine provides peer-reviewed research and news in all fields of science and technology.
This collection of eBooks includes the New Catholic Encyclopedia 2nd Edition and the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Supplements
A full-image archive that brings you the entire historical run of The New York Times since 1851. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers, and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society, and events of the times.
Coverage of the daily Late Edition plus the Sunday newspaper including international news, arts and entertainment, sports, and financial information.
The database contains comprehensive full text for major national and international newspapers such as:
In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts, including: ABC News, CBS News, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, PBS, and more.
Select your favorite book genres and receive customized booklists by email. Available for all ages.
Covers more than 75 North American species from across the branches of the animal family. Provides recent information about changes in endangerment status and wildlife recovery programs, focusing on developments reported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.
Reading suggestions and lists for children in grades K - 8 arranged by author, title, series and topics.
A resource for those seeking new fiction and non-fiction titles, including lists of award winners and discussion guides for book clubs.
Essays and study guides that introduce the themes and significance of famous literature.
Provides detailed information on a variety of topics that fall into the following subject areas: body; diet and nutrition; human behavior; illness, injury, and disorders; and prevention and cure.
Look up information about hundreds of occupations including working conditions, wage scales, training and education needed, and job outlook.
Free, public domain eBooks including many of the classics made available through the OverDrive Catalog. These titles never expire and don't count against your Library checkout limit.
From Antarctica to the North Pole, this database offers information on all topics of exploration worldwide, including advances in navigation, the discovery of the New World, polar expeditions, and the space age.
A research tool for Byzantine history. Entries cover the scientific and cultural advancements of the Byzantine Empire from the 4th through the 15th centuries.
This dictionary provides coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of 14th to 17th century Europe with an examination of Renaissance influence on modern society.
An encyclopedia of American literary history from the 1600s to the present day including essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists, as well as major works and essays on literary movements, periods, and themes.
Features articles about the social, political, religious, cultural and artistic legacy of this 5,000-year civilization.
The Encyclopedia provides coverage of the history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin).
Includes brief biographies of major authors and illustrators, essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, prominent trends and themes, and general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.
International in scope and spanning all time periods of human history, this encyclopedia includes biographies of inventors, theoreticians, and industry leaders and essays on markets, industries, and labor. Coverage ranges from accounting and advertising to zoning and zoos.
Articles cover the significant events, inventions, and social movements in American history that have affected the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink.
A reference source that chronicles Pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica, defined as the lands stretching from Mexico to the southern tip of Central America.
A source for information about the religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art, and literature.
This encyclopedia provides information about theater and performance from ancient Greek theater to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions.
Captures the experiences of women from all regions of the world throughout history. Includes biographies of influential women and articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.
The Oxford English Dictionary provides information about the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It provides the meaning, history, and pronunciation of words, both present and past, using quotations to trace usage.
A gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. Contains the Grove Music Online, as well as The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music.
Technical Note: Through a partnership with Sibelius notation software, over 500 of Grove's musical examples are now available in sound as well as notated examples. To listen, a small software plug-in called Scorch is required. Scorch is not yet loaded on public workstations in the library and can only be loaded by an administrator.
Facts, figures, definitions, scholarly articles, quotations, and bilingual dictionary translations collated from reference materials published by Oxford University Press.
Designed to meet the curricular needs of high school and undergraduate college students studying poetry, this resource provides analysis of frequently studied poems.
Provides a series of essays that present multiple sides of current issues. Included are documents from leading political magazines, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary sources and reference books. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments, and writing position papers. Additionally, this database contains the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century, providing students with a searchable collection of social, political, and cultural moments in a visual format.
Offers tutorials for the following software and operating systems. New users will be asked to create a username and password.
Contains biographies and portraits of all presidents, a detailed chronology of the life of each president, and suggested further reading about each president.
Presents entries written by the world's leading mathematicians. Introduces basic mathematical tools and vocabulary, traces the development of modern mathematics, explains essential terms and concepts, examines core ideas in major areas of mathematics, describes the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians, and explores the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music.
This database contains full-text articles from education journals and educational reports.
Provides detailed demographic and statistical data on the State of California, including demographics on each county and individual city or town; detailed data on school districts; Hispanic and Asian population statistics; informative statistics and rankings on ancestry groups; weather statistics; and comparative ranking charts.
This database covers major psychological theories and discusses the people who developed them.
A collection of journal articles, books, and monographs covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, anthropology, observational and experimental methods, psychiatry, and psychology.
A statistical database about California containing facts and figures on the economy, crime rates, school test scores, government and finance, demographics, and more. Also provided is an online index of public policy reports and research publications.
Provides detailed and current directory information on U.S. and Canadian Businesses, as well as U.S. residents. Use this database to conduct business and consumer research, create marketing plans, research competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people.
Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
This database covers topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, this eBook set provides comprehensive coverage of this period of history. Includes biographies, full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper and magazine articles, poems, and documents.
This database from Rich's Business Directory includes all high-tech companies and contacts based in Northern California, including the Silicon Valley area. Companies: 10,734 Contacts: 44,277.
Features the manga story (a Japanese style of comic books) covering manga's twelfth-century roots to the rise of English-language manga with profiles of influential creators like Leiji Matsumoto and CLAMP.
Takes a look at the health and well-being of men and offers health advice. Learn how to improve performance with life coach strategies, how to identify the causes of health problems with key features on the back and gut, the best investments to consider in the fight for fitness, and those myths about health that can be safely ignored.
Explains how to use the portable electronic device to make and receive phone calls, set up iTunes and the iPod, take and organize photographs, send and receive e-mail and instant messages, and browse the Internet.
A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events.
Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology.
Full-text articles from the Sacramento Bee daily newspaper (1984-current).
Read and browse computer and IT books on your computer in eBook format. Search for specific topics and code fragments across the entire collection.
Electronic access to articles on diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and medical issues. Also contains photographs and illustrations. This electronic resource includes the entire content of Magill's Medical Guide. Please note: Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Full-text versions of the following Salem Press titles owned by the library:
Full-text versions of the following Salem Press titles owned by the library:
Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people, and much more. Updated daily, the San Jose Mercury News includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate, and other sections.
An alternative version of the San Jose Mercury News providing a digital page view presented in the original layout from 2009 to present. Browse by date and page number and print full pages including graphics, advertisement and other features.
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people, and much more from archived issues of The San Jose Mercury News.
Presents a broad range of scientific and mathematical disciplines through definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.
Full-text coverage of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
Online version of the popular magazine Scientific American. Updated monthly, the magazine features articles by scientists -- many of who are Nobel Prize winners and top journalists in all fields of science and technology.
Search Serials Solutions for a specific journal, magazine or newspaper by title or subject. A simple search covers Santa Clara County Library's electronic and print periodical collections.
Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.
Aimed at the high school student, this collection contains concise synopses of the story's plot, characters and themes, along with a brief author biography, a discussion of the story's cultural and historical significance, and excerpted criticism.
Providing access to important small business management resources, Small Business Resource Center offers a combination of periodicals and reference content, including Business Plans Handbook, a collection of real-life business plans for all types of businesses. Small Business Resource Center provides the prospective and current entrepreneurial community with a resource that enhances business longevity.
This streaming music database is a virtual encyclopedia of world musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an online resource that supports the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
Provides detailed, current investment information from Standard & Poor's most popular publications.
Find scholarships and other forms of financial aid to help pay for a college education. The TFS database also provides students with college admissions information, a career personality test, and detailed career information. New users will be asked to create a username and password when they first access TFS.
Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.
Explains every key aspect of the U.S. Constitution. Features new entries covering the events of recent years including court cases with impact on Constitutional rights.
This resource provides a variety of historical data from primary sources and reference documents. It also includes photographs, illustrations, and maps.
The Value Line Investment Survey is a source of information and advice on stocks, mutual funds, securities, the stock market, and the economy.
This resource traces the progression of the Vietnam War from its beginnings in 1941 through its last days in 1975. Biographical essays and excerpted primary sources provide a variety of perspectives on the war.
This collection provides full text coverage for trade and industry related periodicals.
Presents information on the issues surrounding the War of 1812, from the causes of the war to its ending, and the motivations of various people involved in the conflict. Placed throughout the text are excerpts from primary source documents such as diary entries, letters, and newspaper articles, as well as other sidebar boxes.
Documents the chronological events that created a romantic national mythology around the pioneers who blazed trails through the wilderness. Features biographical essays on many colorful characters of the old West, and includes full text or excerpts from diaries, books, letters, and many other primary source documents.
This source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the Colonial Period to modern day followers of Wicca. Chapters include full text or excerpts from trial transcripts, diary entries, public notices, and many other primary sources. Biographical essays highlight prominent figures related to the Salem witch trials.
Articles and fast facts on animals, careers, countries, history, people, space, and much more, with full-color images and dynamic daily features, providing fun material that complements school curriculum.
Comprehensive access to encyclopedia articles, web links, periodical articles, videos, maps and more. Includes World Book Kids (for elementary-school students), World Book Student (middle and high-school students), and World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (a Spanish-language encyclopedia).
From antiquity to present, search a broad collection of scholarly analysis and full-text periodicals in addition to reference works and primary documents that cover the events, movements, and individuals that have shaped world history.
A thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.
Presents coverage of major topics related to World War I. Provides information that students need to write reports and complete class assignments, including biographical profiles and primary source materials.
Covers significant events, topics, and people related to World War II. Provides information that students need to write reports and complete class assignments, including biographical profiles and primary source materials.
Use this database to search the catalogs of libraries around the world to find books, videos, audio recordings, maps, and other items not held by the Santa Clara County Library. You may place an interlibrary loan request (fee charged) for items to be delivered to your library.
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