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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 and the Community College League. 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 Please note: To access EBSCO databases and JSTOR off-campus, you may either call the library (707) 256-7400 or send an email to to obtain a user id and password information.  

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Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)
Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) Get more information on this database
Mas Ultra - School Edition (Ebsco) Get more information on this database 
MasterFile Complete (Ebsco) 
Masterfile Premier (Ebsco)    Get more information on this database    
Points of View (Ebsco)
Student Research Center (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database
World Book Encyclopedia 
(remote username:  nvcollege  password: books)

ARTstor Get more information on this database
Book Index with Reviews (Ebsco) Get more information on this database
Literary Reference Center Plus (Ebsco)
NoveList (Library) (Remote) Get more information on this database
Oxford English Dictionary (user:napavallcoll

AudioBooks (Ebsco) Get more information on this database

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

Business Source Elite (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database
Regional Business News (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database
Small Business Reference Center (Ebsco)

Eric  Get more information on this database

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

Biography Reference Center (Ebsco)

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

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Consumer Health Complete (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database
Health Source-Consumer Edition (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database
MEDLINE (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database

America History & Life with Full-Text (Ebsco) Get more information on this database

 Learning Express Job & Career Accelerator  Get more information on this database

Legal Information Reference Center (Ebsco)

Military and Government Collection (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database

BIR Entertainment Get more information on this database


CountryWatch Get more information on this database
Newpaper Source Plus (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database
Newswires (Ebsco)
WebNews (Ebsco)

Professional Development Collection (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database

PILOT - Published International Literature on Traumatic
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Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database

Religion and Philosophy Collection (Ebsco)  Get more information on this database

AccessScience (user:nvc  pw: science)
GreenFILE (Ebsco) Get more information on this database


Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles, PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
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Academic Search Premier

America: History and Life with Full Text

America: History & Life with Full Text is the definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.  With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history.  America:  History & Life with Full Text also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.
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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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Listen to your favorite books as you drive!
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Auto Repair Reference Center
Find information on car maintenance and repair.
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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.
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BIR Entertainment
This database provides information on about 450,000 music titles and 200,000 DVD/video titles, with more being added regularly.  With BIR, your patrons can find music or videos featuring a favorite artist or performer, or a specific genre.
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Book Index with Reviews
This comprehensive database provides information on over 5 million book titles, in a wide range of formats.  BIR also contains almost 800,000 full-text searchable book reviews from the sources you trust:  Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and others.
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Business Source Elite
Business Source Elite provides full text coverage for over 1,000 business publications and economics journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed publications. Business Source Elite contains full text from the world's top management and marketing journals including Business Week, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), Journal of Marketing, Journal of International Marketing, etc. This database includes full text (PDF) coverage dating back as far as 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.
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Cinahl Plus with Full-Text
This comprehensive research database provides full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals indexed in the CINAHL database, and includes a higher number of records, additional journals, records dating back to 1937 and expanded content. Additional materials included in CINAHL Plus with Full Text  include Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons which provide concise overviews of diseases and conditions and outline the most effective treatment options.
Connect to:  CINAHL Plus with Full Text represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.  There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
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Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.
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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.
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DemographicsNow is a database of use to students studing entrepreneurship and business.  It offers a wealth of consumer and business information which includes a variety of simple, ready-to-use demographic data reports.  Users may customize them by geography, choosing the area that best suits their needs.  Demographic information includes:  popoulation, income, housing, race, age, education, businesses, retail sales, consumer expenditures and more.
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EBSCOhost E-Books
Check out and read electronic books on your web browser.
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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.
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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 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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Health Source - Consumer Edition
This resource provides access to nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals, and many others. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 300 periodicals. Also included in this database is searchable full text for nearly 1,100 health-related pamphlets; 146 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society; 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); and Stedman's Medical Dictionary, which provides users with access to terminology of genetics, oncology, pediatrics, pulmonology, emergency medicine, bacteriology, and laboratory medicine. In addition, this database includes Clinical Pharmacology, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs. This full text database covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc. Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1985.
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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals, including more than 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for more than 800 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong and many more. In addition, this database includes Clinical Pharmacology, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.
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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Heritage Quest Online
A genealogical database with access to census data, family records and local histories.
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Infotrak Newsstand
Infotrak Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline,d ate, newspaper section or other assigned fields.  A one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives.  You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options.  A collection of more than 1,000 newspapers is available.
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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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Literature Resource Center

The LRC contains up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.  The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present. 
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MAS Ultra School Edition
MAS Ultra - School Edition, designed specifically for high school libraries, provides full text from nearly 600 popular general interest and current events publications covering general reference, health, science, and other areas. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 650 titles. Every full text article is assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). This database also includes more than 3,000 charts, tables and graphs; 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews; more than 500 health and science-related full text pamphlets; coverage of 268 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts) and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps & flags. Full text backfiles date as far back as January of 1985, while indexing and abstract backfiles date as far back as January of 1984.
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Masterfile Premier
MasterFILE Premier, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 2,050 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,700 titles. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, 362 reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; full text from 84,074 biographies, 86,132 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review and Natural History.
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MEDLINE 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 numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals. Included are citations from Index Medicus, International Nursing Index, Index to Dental Literature, PREMEDLINE, AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, and HealthSTAR.
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Military & Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, 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 400 journals and periodicals. The database also includes full text for 245 pamphlets and offers indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles. Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.
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Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc.
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Your Guide to Fiction - An electronic readers’ advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.
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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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Professional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection, designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of more than 750 full text journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This is the most comprehensive and most valuable collection of full text education journals in the world. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 900 journals. The majority of full text titles included in the database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in the Professional Development Collection dates as far back as 1965.
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Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection
The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database providing nearly 550 full text publications, including more than 500 peer-reviewed journals. The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. The majority of full text titles in this database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.
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Regional Business News
This database incorporates more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain's New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc.
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Religion & Philosophy Collection
The Religion & Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. This database offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for journals in the database. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.
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 Safari Books
Safari Books Online is a digital library worldwide for technology, creative and business professionals. In July, 2001, two of the world's most prominent technology publishers, O'Reilly Media, Inc. and The Pearson Technology Group, joined forces to create Safari Books Online. The premise was simple: compile the best technology books from the leading authors and publishers into an on-demand digital library that technology, digital media and creative professionals could quickly and easily search for reliable, definitive answers to critical questions. Today, Safari Books Online includes a repository of over 40 publishers worldwide and is the premier on-demand digital library providing over 24513 technology, digital media, and business books and videos online to academic and library users
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Student Research Center
This database is EBSCO's interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12. Through the Student Research Center, users can pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.
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Student Resources In Context
This database covers a broad range of topics, people, places, and events.  It includes full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to selected websites. 
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Open Access: Articles and Databases  

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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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Last updated:  Sept 9, 2014                                              Questions & Comments: Nancy McEnery