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As a Napa Valley College student you have online access to indexed and full-text articles from reference books, journals, magazines, and newspapers. These databases are provided through subscriptions underwritten by the Solano, Napa, and Partners (SNAP) Library Consortium. If you have trouble accessing any of these databases and you have a personal firewall, set your personal firewall to allow referring urls. Apply for an e-card to gain immediate access to all SNAP databases. See also Open Source Articles and Databases (at bottom of page) for more great resources to locate articles.

DATABASES BY SUBJECT

GENERAL
Academic Search Complete (Ebsco) Get more information on this database
Lexis-Nexis Academic Get more information on this database on campus use only
MasterFile Premier  (Ebsco) Get more information on this database
Oaister (thru WorldCat) Get more information on this database
Points of View (Ebsco) Get more information on this database
ProQuest Newspapers (Library) (RemoteGet more information on this database

ARTS & HUMANITIES

ARTstor Get more information on this database
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 Get more information on this database 
Literary Reference Center (Ebsco) Get more information on this database
NoveList (Library) (Remote) Get more information on this database

AUDIOBOOKS
AudioBooks (Ebsco)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

General BusinessFile Get more information on this database

EDUCATION
Eric  Get more information on this database

ELECTRONIC BOOKS (E-BOOKS)

E-books (Ebsco) Get more information on this database




ENCYCLOPEDIAS & BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Biography Genealogy Master Index Get more information on this database
Biography Resource Center Get more information on this database
Points of View  (Ebsco) Get more information on this database

GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Heritage Quest Online (Library) (Remote) Get more information on this database  

JOBS AND CAREERS
Learning Express (Library) (Remote) Get more information on this database
Learning Express Job & Career Accelerator

LIBRARY, INFORMATION SCIENCE
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Get more information on this database
(Ebsco)

NEWS
CountryWatch Get more information on this database
Newspaper Source Plus (Ebsco) Get more information on this database
ProQuest Newspapers (Library) (Remote) Get more information on this database

PSYCHOLOGY
PILOTS - Published International Literature on Traumatic
Stress  Get more information on this database

SCIENCE
GreenFILE (Ebsco) Get more information on this database
Science Magazine 

VOCATIONAL
Auto Repair Reference Center (Ebsco) Get more information on this database

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF DATABASES

Academic Search Complete
This is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. 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 1,000 journals.
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ARTstor
A rich digital library containing collections of art images and descriptive information as well as the software toools to enable active use of the collections. ARTstor includes more than 500,000 iamges covering architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual and material culture.
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AudioBooks
Listen to your favorite books as you drive!
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Auto Repair Reference Center
A database for automotive repair and maintenance. Repair topics include repair procedures, service bulletins and recalls, wiring diagrams, labor, specifications, and maintenance intervals. Also includes care and repair tips and a troubleshooting guide.
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Biography Resource Center
Comprehensive biographical reference collection in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers. Contains more than 422,000 biographies on more than 335,000 people from around the world and throughout history. Combines more than 135 frequently consulted biographical databases with nearly 300 full-text periodicals.
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Biography Genealogy Master Index
Biography and Genealogy Master Index enables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
Connect to: Biography Genealogy Master Index


CountryWatch
CountryWatch is an information provider for corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals needing up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.  Key publications produced by CountryWatch include the CountryReviews TM, an up-to-date series of publications for each country including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information, and the CountryWireTM ,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.
Connect to:  CountryWatch

E-Books (Ebsco)
Check out and read electronic books on your web browser.
Connect to: E-books

ERIC
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,282,000 records and links to more than 314,000 full-text documents from ERIC. ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,282,000 records and links to more than 314,000 full-text documents from ERIC.
Connect to: ERIC

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.  The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Connect to:  European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

General BusinessFile
Information on all business and management topics from 1980 through the present, as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries and directory listings for over 150,000 companies.
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GreenFILE
GreenFILE 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.
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Heritage Quest Online
A genealogical database with access to census data, family records and local histories.
Connect to: Heritage Quest Online (Remote)
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Learning Express
LearningExpress Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.
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Learning Express Job & Career Accelerator 
Job & Career Accelerator is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application on the market.  It integrates everything a patron needs to conduct a successful job search.  Interactive wizards guide patrons through each step of the search process in a personalized manner, from recommending occupations to fetching up-to-the-minute job postings that are based on each user's career preferences.  In addition, users will have access to tools essential to getting hired such as the resume and cover letter builders, interview course and tips and expert advice to help make the job search more effective.
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Lexis-Nexis Academic
LexisNExis Academic provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options.  Access over 6,000 news, business and legal sources.  The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-tothe-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, innternational news, and non-English language sources.
Connect to: Lexis-Nexis Academic (In Library Only -- No Remote Access)

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 500 core journals, more than 50 priority journals, and 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.
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Literary Reference Center
A comprehensive literary reference database which combines information from books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.
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MasterFile Premier
Designed specifically for public libraries, 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 contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and 164,424 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of 440,207 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost. Click here for a complete title list. Click here for more info. Click here for a complete title list. Click here for more info.
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Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus includes 1,570 full-text newspapers, providing more than 27 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 583,100 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.
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NoveList
Your Guide to Fiction - An electronic readers’ advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.
Connect to: NoveList (In Library)
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Oaister
WorldCat recently purchased the Oaister database which contains records of digital resources from open-archive collections worldwide.  This database contains more than 23 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors.  Records include digitized (scanned) books and journal articles, digital text, audiofiles (wav, mp3), video files (mp4, QuickTime), photographic images (jpeg, tiff, gif), data sets (downloadable statistical information) and theses and research papers.
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PILOTS Database  
The PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. It is produced by the National Center for PTSD, and is electronically available to the public. There is no charge for using the database, and no account or password is required. Although it is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the PILOTS database is not limited to literature on PTSD among veterans. 
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Points of View
A full text database designed to provide students and schools with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
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ProQuest Newspapers
A collection of electronic resources containing articles originally published in newspapers.
Connect to: ProQuest Newspapers (In Library)
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Open Access: Articles and Databases  

 Database  Subjects  Dates
 Agricola

Indexes journal papers and other publications on all aspects of agriculture including animal science, aquaculture, horticulture, entomology, forestry, land management, nutrition, pesticides and soil science.

1970 to present

 

ASTIS -Arctic Science and Technology Information system Database of 46,000 records describing publications and research projects about all aspects of northern Canada including earth and life sciences, engineering, technology, and resources, renewable and non-renewable resources, co-management, politics and government, economic and social conditions, land use, indigenous peoples, archaeology, history, art and literature.  
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) The best source of scholarship about European and American visual arts from late antiquity to the present; articles in over 4300 periodicals. Also includes conference papers, dissertations, books, exhibition and dealers catalogs.  Can limit to English.  1973 to present
 Calisphere Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to more than 150,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — concerning the history and culture of California and its role in national and world history. Calisphere's content has been selected from the libraries and museums of the UC campuses, and from a variety of cultural heritage organizations.  
Chronicling America:  Historic American Newspapers  Search and view newspaper pages from 1880 - 1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690 - present. Varies with title 
Film Literature Index Contains popular and some scholarly film reviews, book reviews, and articles published between 1976 and 2001, indexing 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television.  There are several search options, including keyword, production title, and personal or corporate name.  You may filter by language. 1976 to 2001
FindArticles. com Locate articles on a variety of topics.   
FS INFO Database Indexes forest and range research of interest to researchers and managers in the US Forest Service, with links to full-text if available. 1904 to present
Google Books Use this free database as a way to identify useful books on your topic. You can read a page or two online, and use the "about this books" link or the connect to SNAP (Solano Napa and Partners) to check if the book is available locally.   
Google News & Archives Use this free database as a way to identify useful articles on your topic. You can pay the charge or utilize the SNAP Database Newspaper Source Plus to locate the article.  
Google Scholar Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.  Google Scholar sorts articles by weighting the full text of each article, the author, the publication in which the article appears, and how often the piece has been cited in other scholarly literature. The most relevant results appear on the first page.  
Medline Plus MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other sources on over 500 disease and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.  
National Academies Press Offering over 3,000 freely accessible online books issued by the National Academies Press for the U.S. National Academies on a wide range of topics, from natural resources to social policy.  
National Criminial Justice Reference System (NCJRS) Documents in the NCJRS Abstract Database represent the entire field of law enforcement and criminal justice, except for most legal decisions, opinions, and statutes. The collection has been developed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers, and technical and legal experts. Subject areas include corrections, courts, crime prevention, criminology, drugs, juveniles, law enforcement, statistics, technology, and victims. Agency produced documents and final grant reports of Office of Justice Programs sponsored research are unique parts of the collection. Many documents are from State and local government or international sources as well as from the book and journal literature. Documents must either be written in English or have an English-language summary.  1970 to present
New York Times Current and archival content back to 1986 as well as 1851-1922 now is available free with personal registration.   The 1923-1986 archives are searchable for free but cost $3.95 per item or $15.95 for access to any 10 articles downloaded within a 30-day period. For-fee articles are marked with a dollar sign  (for-fee articles). 1851-1922, 1987 to present
Oaister WorldCat recently purchased the Oaister database which contains records of digital resources from open-archive collections worldwide.  This database contains more than 23 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors.  Records include digitized (scanned) books and journal articles, digital text, audiofiles (wav, mp3), video files (mp4, QuickTime), photographic images (jpeg, tiff, gif), data sets (downloadable statistical information) and theses and research papers.
Online Archive of California (OAC)  The OAC brings together historical materials from a variety of California institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives. HSU Humboldt County Collection is represented. Over 120,000 images; 50,000 pages of documents, letters, and oral histories; and 8,000 guides to collections are available online. Search within the desired category to retrieve desired materials.  
Policy Archive Offered by the non-profit Center for Governmental Studies, PolicyArchive is a digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. Included are summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research. It offers a subject index, an internal search engine, useful abstracts, and email notifications of newly added research.   
Pub Med (Medline) Comprehensive index to medical research, including nursing and public health, in over 5,000 journals from 1947 to the present.   
Scitation  Indexes 80 physics and astronomy journals published by the American Institute of Physics as well as selected articles from other scientific journals from 1929 to the present.  
Smoking and Health Resource Library Contains abstracts of articles from medical and professional journals; books and book chapters; dissertations; reports; conference proceedings and conference papers; government documents from federal, state, local, and foreign entities; fact sheets and policy documents from U.S. and international nonprofit organizations; and other documents. Vary for each publication; the earliest begin in the early 1900s

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