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Faculty & Staff: use your work email account and password for off campus access to our databases.

Databases by Subject


All Subjects - Multidiscipline       
Environment       
Books & eBooks

Health & Medicine
Business
Literature
Careers & Occupational Info

Newspapers
Controversial Issues
Psychology
Cultural Studies
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)
Education
Sciences

 

All Subjects - Multidiscipline

 

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Academic Search Complete

Search for articles in more than 13,690 periodicals (full text available for nearly 9,100 periodicals) in this multidiscipline database. Covers a wide range of popular academic subjects, such as literature, controversial issues, business, health & medicine, psychology, sociology, law, religion, philosophy, media studies, and many more.

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Films on Demand 

Watch over 18,000 online videos on a variety of topics from top-quality educational filmmakers and news shows, including Films for Humanities & Sciences, NOVA, PBS, BBC, TED, Frontline, National Geographic, ABC Nightline, History Channel, and more.

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Research Library 

Search for articles in more than 5,060 periodicals (full text available for over 3,600 periodicals). Covers a wide range of popular academic subjects, such as controversial issues, business, education, health and medical, law, humanities, psychology, sciences, etc.

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Books & eBooks
Controversial Issues
Newspapers
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

 

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Books & eBooks

 

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Community College Collection eBooks

Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains more than 48,800 titles, including over 4,100 Workforce Development titles. Content within the collection covers topics across programs and fields of study in key subject areas such as the Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Science & Technology, and Literary Criticism.

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South Puget Sound Library Catalog

Find books, DVDs, CDs, and course reserves located in the South Puget Sound Community College Library. Physical library items may be borrowed at the circulation desk according to the Borrowing Policies.

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eBrary College Complete Collection

Online access 24/7 to over 31,600 college level books on a variety of topics that are likely to be relevant to community college students.

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Hathi Trust Digital Library (FREE)

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

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National Academies Press (FREE)

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy.

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Business

 

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ABI Inform: Trade & Industry

Search for in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends and other business topics in more than 3,140 publications (full text available for over 2,930). Covers a wide range of trades and industries, including finance, telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, and many more.

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Business Source Complete

Search for articles in more than 13,000 business-related periodicals, including Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of Accounting. It also contains country economic reports from EIU, company profiles from Datamonitor, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, SWOT analyses, and more.

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Regional Business News 

Find full-text content coverage for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications, which includes newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires.

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Books & eBooks
Business
Careers & Occupational Information
Controversial Issues
Cultural Studies
Newspapers
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

 

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Careers & Occupational Information

 

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Washington Occupational Information System (WOIS)

Use WOIS/The Career Information System to explore careers, create goals for your future, make educational plans to reach your goals, and find the training programs and the right schools to help you achieve your dreams.

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Newspapers
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

 

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Controversial Issues

 

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CQ Researcher

Provides background information and analysis of social issues and controversial topics. Each report includes an overview of the topic, background and chronology, assessment of the current situation, tables and maps, a pro/con debate; and bibliographies of key sources.

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All Subjects - Multidiscipline
Books & eBooks
Newspapers
Pyschology
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

 

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Cultural Studies

 

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CultureGrams

Find reports on over 180 countries of the word, which includes information on their people, culture and customs, population, government, economics, lifestyles, education, health, transportation and communications, and many other aspects.

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Global Road Warrior

Find out more about the world. Global Road Warrior covers 175 countries and addresses 22 categories of interest to travelers, including business culture, communications, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, security, society and culture, tips for businesswomen, transportation, and travel essentials. It also includes maps and photographs.

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All Subjects - Multidiscipline
Books & eBooks
Business
Newspapers
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

 

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Education

 

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ERIC (FREE)

ERIC, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, is a national information network that acquires, catalogs, summarizes, and provides access to education literature from all sources to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

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All Subjects - Multidiscipline
Books & eBooks
Newspapers
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

 

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Environment

 

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GreenFILE 

Find articles that draw the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines, such as agriculture, natural sciences, law, health, technology, sociology, and political science. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

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All Subjects - Multidiscipline
Books & eBooks
Controversial Issues
Cultural Studies
Newspapers
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)
Sciences

 

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Health & Medicine

 

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CINAHL Full Text

Search in more than 3,100 top nursing and allied health journals (full text available for 600 journals). Topics include nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied disciplines.

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Family Health

Search in over 380 periodicals on an enormous range of health issues. It includes important general medical journals such as The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine as well as a strong selection of consumer and news magazines.

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Nursing Full Text Plus

Search in more than 40 full-text journals from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. These journals cover practitioner-oriented, clinical, and theoretical content. Includes American Journal of Nursing.

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PubMed (FREE)

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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All Subjects - Multidiscipline
Books & eBooks
Controversial Issues
Newspapers
Psychology
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)
Sciences

 

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Literature

 

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Literature Resource Center & Literary Criticism Online

Find full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. Includes the complete sets of Contemporary Literary Criticism and 20th Century Literary Criticism.

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All Subjects - Multidiscipline
Books & eBooks
Newspapers
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

 

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Newspapers

 

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America’s News

Search for newspaper articles and news video clips from over 1,890 US news sources in the local area and nation-wide. Includes The Olympian & Seattle Times.

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National Newspapers & Western Newsstand

Find full-text articles from major national newspapers and 144 major local newspapers from the Western States, including Hawaii and Alaska. Newspapers include New York Times; Wall Street Journal; Washington Post; Los Angeles Times; Puget Sound Business Journal; Seattle Times; Spokesman Review; News Tribune; and many more.

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All Subjects - Multidiscipline
Books & eBooks
Controversial Issues
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

 

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Psychology

 

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PsycArticles

Access to over more than 80 full-text psychology journals, including journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group.

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All Subjects - Multidiscipline
Books & eBooks
Health & Medicine
Newspapers
Pyschology
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

 

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Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

 

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Credo Reference

Find over 3 million encyclopedia and dictionary entries in more than 600 top quality encyclopedias and dictionaries in all major subjects from art to medicine, psychology to history, and technology to literature.  Includes bilingual and biographical dictionaries.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library 

Find a selection of individually purchased reference ebooks on a variety of topics for Centralia College students, faculty, and staff. Titles include CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business; Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice; Endangered Species: Protecting Biodiversity; Energy: Supplies, Sustainability, and Costs; Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology; and many more.

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All Subjects - Multidiscipline
Books & eBooks
Newspapers
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)

 

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Sciences

 

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Directory of Open Access Journals  (FREE)

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, the DOAJ aims to be THE one stop shop for users of open access journals.

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PLOS Biology (FREE)

PLOS Biology (eISSN-1545-7885; ISSN-1544-9173) is an open-access, peer-reviewed general biology journal published by PLOS, a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource. New articles are published online weekly; issues are published monthly.

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PLOS One (FREE)

PLOS ONE (eISSN-1932-6203) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication. PLOS ONE welcomes reports on primary research from any scientific discipline.

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All Subjects - Multidiscipline
Books & eBooks
Environment
Health & Medicine
Newspapers
Psychology
Reference (Dictionaries & Encyclopedias)
Sciences

 

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