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Online Reference Databases (credible wiki-info)
Credo's Academic Core with Backfile features online access to 757 reference titles.
Bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias spanning 25 different subject areas. You may find results that range from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects.
Social Issue Databases (ALL full-text)
CQ Researcher is a source for original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.
Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)
not just a handful of rich white guys
great for the perspective of special interest groups
The database features over 670,000 articles from more than 210 publications, offering a wide range of unfettered, critical coverage of the news. All of these varied alternative and independent presses are presented in 100% full text, allowing researchers total access to regional, rural, and metropolitan perspectives on local, national, and international issues. Providing an alternative to corporate controlled media, the Alt-Press Watch database presents big stories from small sources.
The RECOMMENDED DATABASE LINKS listed on this page suggest good starting places for finding the types of scholarly resources you will select as sources in Composition Courses at LLCC. A variety of source types selected from a variety of databases is generally recommended. Screenshots detailing the different databases featured here can be found using the "sneaky peaky" tabs above under Subscription Databases.
Links on this guide open directly to Search Interfaces, where you will enter search terms and find sources (articles, news, essays, etc) in the results lists. Connect to the recommended database listed above and more from the LLCC Library homepage using the drag down menu under the Articles & Scholarly Resources tab.
EbscoHost ("database mall")
This link connects direction into the Academic Search Complete database in the EbscoHost database mall. To see and select additional specialized databases use the BLUE Choose Databases link (above the search boxes)
Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost)
Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Online Streaming VIDEO
Alexander Street Press
Streaming video interface where LLCC users are able to access the following video collections: American History in Video, Art & Architecture in Video, Criminal Justice & Public Safety in Video, Current Affairs in Video, Environmental Studies in Video, LGBT Studies in Video, Nursing Education in Video, 2nd Ed., Rehabilitation Therapy in Video, and Theatre in Video: Volume I.
Bloom's Literary Reference
This is a great source for literary criticism, analysis, and author information. Titles for specific articles are not always informative - making it difficult to quickly identify the best article in the results list. However, opening the article and browsing often reveals very useful articles. Also note, words typed in the search box (including theme keywords) will be highlighted in the entries when they are opened.
Gale Lit Crit Online (Gale LCO)
This SUBSCRIPTION DATABASE provides access to a multitude of literature criticism for literature throughout the ages as well as drama, poetry, and Shakespearean criticism.
Literature Criticism Online (Gale)
Literature Criticism Online provides scholarly and popular literary commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals in an online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
JSTOR - more scholarly articles
JSTOR contains a wide range of academic journals and other scholarly content in such subjects as: biology, botany, ecology, economics, history, mathematics, paleontology, political science, statistics and zoology.
full-text: HTML or PDF ???
Full-text articles include every word of the original publication as it appeared in print. However, full-text may look different depending on the format.
HTML full-text - all the words in the original article have been entered into the database/searchinterface format; in some cases, photos, maps, tables and charts may be omitted.
PDF full-text - is an exact digital copy or photo/scan of the document as it appeared in it's original print form. The layout, headlines, ads, original page numbers will all appear in this file. Thus, all photos, tables, etc will be included. The digital file looks exactly like the print version.
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