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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 sourcetypes 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.
Oxford Reference brings together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias across 25 different subject areas. You may find results that range from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects. LLCC Library access includes the Oxford Reference Premium package, which provides access to a selection of in-depth, single-volume works including works from the Oxford Companions series.
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)This link opens in a new windowAcademic 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.
Social Issue Databases (ALL full-text)
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)This link opens in a new windowGale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
Opposing Viewpoints is a rich resource for debaters and includes viewpoints, reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.
Issues and Controversies (FactsOnFile)This link opens in a new windowIssues and Controversies explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture; helping you understand the crucial issues we face today. Updated weekly, with links to a 12-year back-file, Issues and Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. This database is great for research papers and debate prep.
CQ ResearcherThis link opens in a new windowCQ 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 WatchThis link opens in a new windowThe 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.
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.
How-To Basic Navigation Lesson for EbscoHost Databases