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Library Research Databases

Off campus database access is restricted to Mission College students, faculty, and staff. In order to access databases from off campus, you will need your Mission College I.D. number.

To locate databases containing a specific newspaper, magazine, or journal title, refer to The Complete List of Full Text Periodicals.

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Databases by Subject

General (All Topics)

Academic Search Complete
A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journal

Ethnic Newswatch
Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles from minority and ethnic publications. Includes articles in Spanish.

General OneFile
Provides access to an unprecedented number of general reference magazines and key serials in a single resource. This database is useful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research. The addition of a browse-by-subject feature allows users to easily view content of interest on the most popular and most-searched topics within several distinct categories, including news, current events, health, and computers and technology.

Global Issues in Context
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and global events.

MasterFile Complete
Offers a large collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

Pop Culture Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

EBSCOhost Combined
Allows you to search more than one EBSCOhost database at the same time.

Gale Access
Allows you to search more than one Gale database at the same time.

Scholarly journals only

Academic OneFile
Provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.

JSTOR Essentials
A collection of academic journal articles across a variety of disciplines. Articles are at least one year old.

Magazines only

Popular Magazines
Provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products.

Newspapers only

New York Times
Digital access to the New York Times. Registration via Mission Colleges is required in order to access more than eight  a month. See New Your Times Digital Accessarticles for information on how to register for free access to the digital version of the New York Times.

News
Provides access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. News also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.

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.

Art & Fine Arts

ARTstor
Image database covering many time periods and cultures. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture.

Fine Arts
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. The database emphasizes full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.

Business and Communications

Business Collection
Provides coverage of all business disciplines.

Business Insights: Global
A unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.

Business Source Elite
Provides coverage of all business disciplines. Includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analysis.

Economic & Theory Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields.

Communications & Mass Media Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on all aspects of the communications field.

Computer Database
Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

Entrepreneurship Collection
Provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories for business schools and entrepreneurs.

Regional Business News
Provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

Citation Creation  Tool

NoodleTools
NoodleTools helps you easily create bibliographic citations for the sources you use in your research papers.

Diversity

Alt-PressWatch
Showcases unique, independent voices from some of our nation’s most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals.

Black Studies in Video 
Includes award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.

Contemporary Women's Issues
Offers comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. Users will find timely and historically relevant content on topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

Diversity Studies Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Ethnic Newswatch
Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles from minority and ethnic publications. Includes articles in Spanish.

Gender Studies Collection
Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society.

GenderWatch
Enhances gender and women's studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender research by providing authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present.

Salem History: Countries, Peoples, and Culture
Offers insight into the social, cultural, economic, historical, and religious practices and beliefs of counties.

World Scholar: Latin America And The Caribbean Regional
An archive of digitized primary documents focus on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the U.S. and abroad. The archive and portal serve as both integrated and standalone resources.

English Language Learners

Explora
Supports student research with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
This database contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

Environment

Environmental Studies & Policy Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference sources covering environmental issues and policies. The database includes diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.

Environmental Studies in Context
Focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, state and province portals form research centers around issues covering earth systems, global change, land and water use, populations, legislation, and more. Portal overviews provide essential information, supplemented by academic journals, news, case studies, conferences, statistics, and rich multimedia.

GreenFILE
A collection of scholarly, government, and general interest periodicals that include content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local /national governments and what can be done on each level to minimize the negative impact.

Films & eBooks

BioMEDIA Collection
Instructional life sciences multimedia. Programs feature new techniques of microscopy, animation, and photography to reveal the structure, process, and behavior in living things.

Black Studies in Video
Includes award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.

Films on Demand
Provides 24/7 access to streaming videos across a variety of topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes a wide variety of full-text interdisciplinary content on virtually any subject area.

O'Reilly Safari Tech Books Online
A valid West Valley-Mission student, faculty, or staff email address is required to access this database. Students will need to use their @mywvm.wvm.edu email address to log in to and use this database. This database Includes tech and business ebooks from more than 250 publishers along with videos, case studies, exclusive O’Reilly-produced content from world-renowned innovators and corporate leaders, expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments. For additional information on how to access this database, refer to O'Reilly Safari Books.

ProQuest Ebook Central
Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.

Salem Literature & History eBooks
Includes full-text literature and history ebooks.

SpringerLink eBook Collection
An integrated database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. Note that online (full text) access is not available for all publications.

Health & Nursing

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. This content is updated monthly. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association.

Health and Medicine Collection
Includes information created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This database is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on a complete range of healthcare topics.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides full text access to nearly 80 consumer health magazines and almost 130 health reference books, plus current, health-related pamphlets. Also contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Medline
Created by the National Library of Medicine. Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

Nursing Resource Center
Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.

OVID
Full text access to the following five journals: American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare Nurse, Nursing, Nursing Critical Care, and Nursing Made Incredible Easy!

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

History

America: History and Life
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Military and Intelligence Database
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.

Salem History: Countries, Peoples, and Culture
Offers insight into the social, cultural, economic, historical, and religious practices and beliefs of counties.

Salem History: Primary Documents
Includes the full-text of milestone and defining documents in American and World History. Each document is accompanied by an analytical essay.

US History Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers.

US History in Context
Offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in US History. It merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

War & Terrorism Collection
Offers balanced coverage of both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.

World History in Context
Offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. It merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Law

Criminal Justice Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

LegalTrac
Provides indexing and selective full-text for all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. The database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.

Literature

Biography in Context
Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Gale Literary Sources (formerly Artemis)
Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, work overviews, and critical essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs. For best results, type your terms into the search box, do not select the suggested terms that appear as you type. 

LitFinder
Provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

Salem Literature
Includes the complete content of the printed collections, Critical Survey of Short Fiction and Masterplots, 4th edition, and selected volumes of the printed collection, Critical Insights.

Political Science

JSTOR – Political Science & Sociology Discipline Package
A collection of academic journal articles. Includes the following JSTOR archived collections: Political Science & Sociology. Articles are at least one year old.

Pro/Con

CQ Researcher
Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

Facts on File Issues & Controversies
Combines authoritative factual analysis with clear explanations of opposing points of view for current and historical events.

Global Issues in Context
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and global events.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Professional Educator

Educators Reference Complete
Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education.

ERIC
From the Education Resource Information Center. Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Links to more than 323,000 full-text documents.

Information Science Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and trade publications essential for information professionals and other knowledge workers.

Psychology & Philosophy

Psychology and Behavior Science Collection
Covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Psychology Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind.

Religion & Philosophy Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines of interest to both researchers and general users. The database offers balanced content that covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.

Reference

Biography in Context
Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

CountryWatch
Includes the CountryReviews™, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information; the CountryWire™ , which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers; and the CountryWatch Forecast™, a five-year macroeconomic forecast for each country.

Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subjects.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes a wide variety of full-text interdisciplinary content on virtually any subject area.

Salem History
Includes the full-text of milestone and defining documents (primary sources) in US and World History. Each document is accompanied by an analytical essay. Also included the series, Countries, Peoples, and Culture, which offers insight into the social, cultural, economic, historical, and religious practices and beliefs of counties.

Science

AccessScience
Gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology. Features fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.

Agriculture Collection
Provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. The database provides access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

American Chemical Society Academic Core Plus
This package provides online access to the 15 ACS journals (from 1996 – present) most heavily utilized by academic institutions. They are Accounts of Chemical Research, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Reviews, Environmental Science & Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Education, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Langmuir, Macromolecules, Nano Letters, Organic Letters, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, and The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. C&EN Global Enterprise is also included so that users can stay up to date on industry news.

BioMEDIA Collection
Instructional life sciences multimedia. Programs feature new techniques of microscopy, animation, and photography to reveal the structure, process, and behavior in living things.

Gale Interactive: Chemistry
Users can manipulate and explore the periodic table, molecules, and other 3D models, allowing students to better visualize and understand concepts in chemistry. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.

JSTOR Science
A collection of academic journal articles. Includes the following JSTOR archived collections: Life Science and Ecology & Botany II. Articles are at least one year old.

Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Military and Intelligence Database
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.

Science Collection
Provides information on the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology. Updated daily, Science has articles to satisfy almost every scientific inquiry and keep researchers current. Key subjects include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

Science In Context
Merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Today's Science
Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today. Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 25-year back-file, Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.

War & Terrorism Collection
Offers balanced coverage of both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.

Sociology

JSTOR – Political Science & Sociology Discipline Package
A collection of academic journal articles. Includes the following JSTOR archived collections: Political Science & Sociology. Articles are at least one year old.

Spanish Language

AHFS Consumer Medication Information en Espanol
Includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. This content is updated monthly. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Ethnic NewsWatch en Espanol
Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles from minority and ethnic publications.

Informe Académico
Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.

PrepSTEP: Rescursos parea Hispanohablantes
This center provides students with resources in Spanish to improve their basic skills, earn a GED® credential, or become a U.S. citizen.

Skill Building, Practice Exams, and Tutorials

PrepSTEP (formerly LearningExpress Library)
Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of skills, building, practice exams and tutorial course series, as well as e-books, designed to help students excel on academic or licensing tests. Get help with improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math, improving computer skills; preparing for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in a range of occupations: health care, civil service/government, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, and more; improving workplace skills such as resume writing and interviewing; and learning how to use popular software programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. For additional information on this database, refer to the Mission College PrepSTEP handout.

Vocational Careers

Chiltonlibrary.Com
Represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Culinary Arts Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking and nutrition. The database includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Gardening & Horticulture Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.

Hospitality & Tourism Collection
Provides access to topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. Hospitality and Tourism offers current and relevant content on both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Home Improvement Collection
Provides access to titles covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others. The database offers content that meets the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike.

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

Vocations and Careers Collection
Provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers current and applicable content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

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Databases by Title

A

Academic OneFile
Provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas, such as biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology.

Academic Search Complete
comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journal

AccessScience
Gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology. Features fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.

Agriculture Collection
Provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. The database provides access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. This content is updated monthly. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Alt-PressWatch
Showcases unique, independent voices from some of our nation’s most respected and cited grassroots newspapers, magazines, and journals.

America: History and Life
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events.

ARTstor
Image database covering many time periods and cultures. Documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design, as well as many other forms of visual culture.

B

Biography in Context
Contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

BioMEDIA Collection
Instructional life sciences multimedia. Programs feature new techniques of microscopy, animation, and photography to reveal the structure, process, and behavior in living things.

Business Collection
Provides coverage of all business disciplines.

Business Insights: Global
A unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.

Business Source Elite
Provides coverage of all business disciplines. Includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analysis.

C

Chiltonlibrary.Com
Represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association.

Communications & Mass Media Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on all aspects of the communications field.

Computer Database
Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

Contemporary Women's Issues
Offers comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. Users will find timely and historically relevant content on topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

CountryWatch
Includes the CountryReviews™, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information; the CountryWire™ , which provides daily news coverage for every country in the world and a significant news archive made up of the compendium of regional news carriers; and the CountryWatch Forecast™, a five-year macroeconomic forecast for each country.

Criminal Justice Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

CQ Researcher
Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

Culinary Arts Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking and nutrition. The database includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

D

Diversity Studies Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

E

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.

Economic & Theory Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields.

EBSCOhost Combined
Allows you to search more than one EBSCOhost database at the same time.

Educators Reference Complete
Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education.

Entrepreneurship Collection
Provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories for business schools and entrepreneurs.

ERIC
From the Education Resource Information Center. Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Links to more than 323,000 full-text documents.

Ethnic Newswatch
Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles from minority and ethnic publications. Includes articles in Spanish.

Ethnic NewsWatch en Espanol
Ethnic NewsWatch in Spanish. Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles from minority and ethnic publications.

F

Facts on File Issues & Controversies
Combines authoritative factual analysis with clear explanations of opposing points of view for current and historical events.

Funk and Wagnalls Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subjects

G

Gale Access
Allows you to search more than one Gale database at the same time.

Gale Interactive: Chemistry
Users can manipulate and explore the periodic table, molecules, and other 3D models, allowing students to better visualize and understand concepts in chemistry. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.

Gale Literary Sources (formerly Artemis)
Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries, work overviews, and critical essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs. For best results, type your terms into the search box, do not select the suggested terms that appear as you type. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes a wide variety of full-text interdisciplinary content on virtually any subject area.

Gender Studies Collection
Provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society.

GenderWatch
Enhances gender and women's studies, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender research by providing authoritative perspectives from 1970 to present.

Global Issues in Context
Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and global events.

GreenFILE
A collection of scholarly, government, and general interest periodicals that include content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations, and local /national governments and what can be done on each level to minimize the negative impact.

H

Health and Medicine Collection
Includes information created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This database is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on a complete range of healthcare topics.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Provides full text access to nearly 80 consumer health magazines and almost 130 health reference books, plus current, health-related pamphlets. Also contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

I

Informe Académico
Provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.

J
L

LegalTrac
Provides indexing and selective full-text for all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. The database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.

LitFinder
Provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

M

MAS Ultra - School Edition
This database contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

MasterFile Complete
Offers a large collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

Medline
Created by the National Library of Medicine. Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

Military and Intelligence Database
Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.

N

New York Times
Digital access to the New York Times. Registration via Mission Colleges is required in order to access more than eight  a month. See New Your Times Digital Accessarticles for information on how to register for free access to the digital version of the New York Times.

News
provides access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. News also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.

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.

NoodleTools 
NoodleTools helps you easily create bibliographic citations for the sources you use in your research papers.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

Nursing Resource Center
Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.

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O'Reilly Safari Tech Books Online
A valid West Valley-Mission student, faculty, or staff email address is required to access this database. Students will need to use their @mywvm.wvm.edu email address to log in to and use this database. This database Includes tech and business ebooks from more than 250 publishers along with videos, case studies, exclusive O’Reilly-produced content from world-renowned innovators and corporate leaders, expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments. For additional information on how to access this database, refer to O'Reilly Safari Books.

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Full text access to the following five journals: American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare Nurse, Nursing, Nursing Critical Care, and Nursing Made Incredible Easy!

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Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

Pop Culture Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture.

Popular Magazines
Provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products.

PrepSTEP (formerly LearningExpress Library)
Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of skills, building, practice exams and tutorial course series, as well as e-books, designed to help students excel on academic or licensing tests. Get help with improving proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math, improving computer skills; preparing for professional certification, licensing, and aptitude tests in a range of occupations: health care, civil service/government, law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, military, real estate, and more; improving workplace skills such as resume writing and interviewing; and learning how to use popular software programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. For additional information on this database, refer to the Mission College PrepSTEP handout.

PrepSTEP: Rescursos parea Hispanohablantes
This center provides students with resources in Spanish to improve their basic skills, earn a GED® credential, or become a U.S. citizen.

ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)
Search and view full text books online across a variety of topics.

Psychology and Behavior Science Collection
Covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Psychology Collection
Provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind.

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Regional Business News
Provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

Religion & Philosophy Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines of interest to both researchers and general users. The database offers balanced content that covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.

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Salem History
Includes the full-text of milestone and defining documents (primary sources) in US and World History. Each document is accompanied by an analytical essay. Also included the series, Countries, Peoples, and Culture, which offers insight into the social, cultural, economic, historical, and religious practices and beliefs of counties.

Salem Literature
Includes the complete content of the printed collections, Critical Survey of Short Fiction and Masterplots, 4th edition, and selected volumes of the printed collection, Critical Insights.

Salem Literature & History eBooks
Includes full-text literature and history ebooks.

Science Collection
Provides information on the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology. Updated daily, Science has articles to satisfy almost every scientific inquiry and keep researchers current. Key subjects include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

Science In Context
Merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

SpringerLink eBook Collection
An integrated database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. Note that online (full text) access is not available for all publications.

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Today's Science
Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today. Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 25-year back-file, Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.

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US History Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers.

US History in Context
Offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in US History. It merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Vocations and Careers Collection
Provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers current and applicable content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

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War & Terrorism Collection
Offers balanced coverage of both historic and contemporary topics in the fields of war and terrorism.

World History in Context
Offers contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. It merges authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

World Scholar: Latin America and The Caribbean
An archive of digitized primary documents focus on the history of Latin America and the Caribbean back to the early 1800s through the contemporary period sourced from collections in the U.S. and abroad. The archive and portal serve as both integrated and standalone resources.

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