Databases: General Subject Categories

General Subject Categories Associate in Arts Associate in Science Certificate Programs

General

(* indicates key resource)

EBSCO - Open EBSCO and select any or all of the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Gale - Open Gale and select any or all of the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Films on Demand - Films on Demand provides access to thousands of streaming videos in a wide range of subject areas. Films can be viewed in a web browser with no software to install or files to download.

ebrary* - Thousands of full-text eBooks spanning multiple subject areas.

Lexis/Nexis* - Newspapers, business and industry reports, and legal information including law reviews, federal and state laws, and individual cases.

eLibrary - Magazines, newspapers, reference books, transcripts, maps, pictures, websites, and audio-visual files.

Overdrive - A collection of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks

FirstSearch
Note: FirstSearch is for advanced research projects and requires a library training session and password. Please see a librarian for details.

  • ArticleFirst - An index of articles from the contents pages of journals
  • Ebooks - A catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide
  • ECO - A collection of scholarly journals
  • PapersFirst - An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide
  • Proceedings - An index of worldwide conference proceedings
  • Worldcat - OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide

Biography

Gale - Open Gale and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Note: For additional biography resources, try the "Encyclopedias and Reference" option in the subjects dropdown menu on the previous page.

Career Resources

Entrepreneurship from ProQuest - This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings - to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats - from video to downloadable Word and Excel files, as well as traditional text and PDFs.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - Ferguson's Career Guidance Center provides information in three areas in terms of careers and jobs: Job and Industry Profiles, Job-Hunting and Workplace Skills, and Career and Industry Resources. From Infobase.

Vocations & Careers Collection - From Gale

Encyclopedias & Reference

Literature

Gale - Open Gale and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Salem Press Literature eBooks - View the full-text of a collection of eBooks from Salem Press. The Literature collection includes both literary criticism and in-depth biographical resources.

Local Resources

Boston Globe - Full text access to articles from 1980 on.

Gale - Open Gale and select the following resource or follow the individual database link below.

EBSCO - Open EBSCO and select the following resource or follow the individual database link below.

Multimedia Resources

Films on Demand - Films on Demand provides access to thousands of streaming videos in a wide range of subject areas. Films can be viewed in a web browser with no software to install or files to download.

eLibrary - Magazines, newspapers, reference books, transcripts, maps, pictures, websites, and audio-visual files.

A to Z Maps - An online database of free maps

Overdrive - Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks

News & Current Events

eLibrary - Magazines, newspapers, reference books, transcripts, maps, pictures, websites, and audio-visual files.

CQ Researcher - Lengthy, original, and comprehensive reports and analysis on current events.

Gale - Open Gale and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

EBSCO - Open EBSCO and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Infobase - Open Infobase and select the following resources or follow individual database links below.

Boston Globe - Full-text access to the Boston Globe from 1980 on.

Ethnic Newswatch - Over 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press; searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages and more than 100,000 articles in Spanish.

Lexis/Nexis - Select the "news" search box.

Points of View Database

CQ Researcher - Lengthy, original, and comprehensive reports and analysis on current news topics such as health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Reports include history of issues and analysis of multiple sides of each issue.

Facts on File Issues & Controversies - Issues and Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. 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.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context - A source for information on today's pressing social issues. Great for opinion and argument papers. From Gale.

Global Issues in Context - Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. From Gale.

Facts on File Issues & Controversies in American History - History comes to life, not as a mere recitation of names and dates but as a series of turning points where the future hung in the balance and opinions raged on all sides. This accessible educational database delivers dynamic, concise, and balanced coverage that provides the background, outcome, and contemporary points of view for every major debate and conflict in American history. Articles are arranged according to the 10 major eras that conform to national history standards. In addition, all articles have been indexed to key subjects such as immigration, politics and government, race and civil rights, revolts and rebellions, economics, religion, war and military, and more. From Infobase.

Points of View Reference Center - A collection of topic overviews and analysis presenting both sides of many current and controversial issues. Great for opinion and argument papers. From EBSCO.