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In addition to the below databases provided by BCC, with a Berkeley Public Library card you have access to many additional online resources: http://berkeleypubliclibrary.org/services_and_resources/online_resources_alpha.php
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(* Database can only be accessed at library or remotely with passwords
that are available for current BCC students staff or faculty ***)
GUIDES AND TUTORIALS TO A NUMBER OF THE BELOW DATABASES CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE
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Alphabetical Listing of Databases
Academic Search Complete (Ebsco): comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Alt HealthWatch (Ebsco): focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.
America: History and Life (Ebsco): database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.
AP NewsMonitor Collection : provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis. This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO.
Artstor : a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
BIR Entertainment (Ebsco): Provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles.
Book Index with Reviews (Ebsco): Provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats. BIR also contains almost 800,000 book reviews.
Business Source Premier (Ebsco): provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.
Communication & Mass Media Complete (Ebsco): incorporates the content of CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 460 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 660 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for 350 journals.
Consumer Health Complete (Ebsco): a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
CountryWatch : Provides full text up-to-date news and information on 192 countries of the world. It features current and in-depth cultural, political, economic, corporate, environmental, and other education-related issues through journal articles, newspapers, speeches, conference proceeding, research, and etc.
Credo Reference : Online access to over 300 reference books.
E-Books (EBSCO formerly Netlibrary): Provides digital full-text access to over 8,000 books such as reference works, scholarly monographs, literature and fiction. These full-text, easy-to-use books are available to students, staff and faculty.
ERIC (Ebsco): the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents from ERIC.
Ethnic NewsWatch : Covers current issues and events discussed from the viewpoints and perspectives of various ethnic groups and races. Includes full text access to magazines, newspapers, and research journals not in other databases. For a guide to using this and other Proquest databases click here PROQUEST : Getting Started.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (Ebsco): Bibliographic database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (Ebsco): Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
GreenFILE (Ebsco): offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
Health Source – Consumer Edition (Ebsco): Provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (Ebsco): provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
History Reference Center (Ebsco): offers full text from more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, more than 61,100 historical documents, 66,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance (Ebsco): Contains more than 490 full-text titles, including more than 170 full-text journals, and more than 360 full-text books & monographs.
LexisNexis [onsite access only] Provides access to more than 10,000 of the most credible business, legal, and news sources available in a single location.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts : Indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.
Literary Reference Center Plus (Ebsco): Combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Contains over 1,200 full-text literary reference books/works, over 200 additional full-text literary journals and magazines, 35 volumes of new contemporary literature titles from Salem Press, 40 full-text literary study guides and 72 literary videos.
Magill On Literature Plus (Ebsco): includes all the literary works, reviewed critical analyses and brief plot summaries that are included in MagillOnLiterature, as well as all the biographies and author essays included in MagillOnAuthors.
MasterFILE Premier (Ebsco): this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 86,017 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps and flags.
MAS Ultra – School Edition (Ebsco): this database contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines, also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
MEDLINE (Ebsco): provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
Military & Government Collection (Ebsco): Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.
Newspaper Source Plus : Includes more than 700 full-text newspapers, providing more than 33 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers such as New York Times (from January 1985 to present), Christian Science Monitor, Irish Times (Ireland), San Francisco Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The Times (UK), Toronto Star, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times (DC), and others.
Points of View Reference Center (Ebsco): designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
Primary Search (Ebsco): provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
Professional Development Collection (Ebsco): Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Ebsco): a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 600 journals.
Regional Business News (Ebsco): provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Religion and Philosophy Collection (Ebsco): provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers nearly 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles
Science Reference Center: A comprehensive research database that provides access to full-text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
SIRS Researcher: A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, historic, economic, political, and global issues. Articles are selected from domestic and international newspapers, magazines, journals and government publications. For a quickstart guide to this database click here: SIRS RESEARCHER QUICKSTART GUIDE .
Student Research Center : visual interface which includes Academic Search Premier, Newspaper Source Plus, Health Source: Consumer Edition, MAS
Ultra, ERIC, and Professional Development Collection.
Vocational and Career Collection (Ebsco): designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.