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African American Experience NEW!
Through primary sources and the lens of prominent scholars, this database gives voice to the African American experience from its African origins to the present day. Coverage ranges from detailed accounts of defining moments and movements to critical perspectives on timely and enduring topics such as stop-and-frisk, educational desegregation, and voting rights. Through daily content updates, this database keeps pace with the ongoing evolution of the African American story via the most current literature in the field.
All the World's Primates
This database contains information on the all the species and subspecies of living Lorises, Galagos, Lemurs, Tarsiers, Monkeys, and Apes. The articles cover habitat, social behavior, diet, physical measurements, risks of extinction, and other facts critical to understanding primate lives. There are more than 3000 photographs as well as interactive maps for each species and subspecies, video, audio, links, search tools, multilingual glossaries, review articles and other resources pertinent to primate research. Searching can be done by image, common name or scientific name. Information has been contributed by more than 300 scientists who have done research on primates in their natural habitats.
American History NEW!
American History provides a chronological delineation of the nation's development from precontact to present day, with authoritative treatment of formative moments ranging from the familiar to the seldom studied. Primary and secondary sources combine to cast light on the players, conflicts, and movements that have collectively shaped the nation, while academic roundtables delve into the complexities of such topics as the Salem witch scare, immigration, and the Cold War.
American Indian Experience NEW!
Developed under the guidance of leading American Indian scholars, The American Indian Experience provides both primary sources and expertly authored secondary sources, including original journal articles. These journal articles are organized into academic roundtables to address sensitive topics such as cultural appropriation, reparations, and international sovereignty from multiple perspectives. As part of the American Mosaic collection, The American Indian Experience is designed to facilitate AIS research as well as comparative cultural analysis.
Anthrosource
Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), this database provides citations to journal articles in the field of anthropological research. The full text of articles in current issues of such journals as American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly are also included. In additional to current publications, indexing includes archives of AAA journals. Searching is done by key words/terms and author searching is also available.
ARTstor
This rich digital library includes more than 500,000 images from the areas of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, and other forms of visual culture. Images are drawn world-wide from such sources as museums, archaeological teams, photo archives, slide collections, and art reference publishers. Descriptive information is given for the individual images. The mission of ARTstor is to assemble image collections across many time periods and cultures and to create an organized resource that supports the noncommercial use of images for research, teaching, and scholarship.
Britannica Online
An electronic version of the Encyclopedia Britannica that includes more that 121,000 articles along with maps and multimedia. Also available is the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus.
Chronicle Career Library
A collection of information on more than 2000 occupational titles. Each article, called Occupational Brief, gives an overview of the occupation, working conditions, salary, education or training required, unions or professional organizations, and employment outlook. Designed to help people make informed career choices. Arranged alphabetically.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
This periodical is considered a major news service in the area of American academic affairs. Based in Washington, D.C., it specializes in news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The online edition is published every weekday.
CollegeSource
CollegeSource Online features over 18,083 college catalogs which are reproduced cover-to-cover. The colleges and universities include 2-year, 4-year, graduate and professional schools throughout the United States and selected countries. Searches can be conducted using various criteria such as tuition, enrollment, major or field of study, etc.
CountryWatch
Provides country specific geopolitical information on the 191 countries of the world. Includes a collection of political and thematic maps as well as statistical data.
Credo Reference
A collection of more than 530 general and specialized full-text reference books searchable by subject; search results include other ebook sources, free web materials, and articles available in selected Moorpark College Library databases. Specialized “Topic Pages” provide a gateway to research and include: a definition of the subject, related images, MC Library database resources, articles from subject encyclopedias, Google book suggestions, news summaries, a list of other relevant search topics, and links to additional MC Library electronic resources.
CQ Researcher
Especially useful in gathering in-depth information on topics of current social, economic, environmental, and political interest, this database is a collection of the issues of the CQ Researcher from 1991 to the present. The CQ Researcher is published each week and each publication, usually some 20+ pages in length, provides an comprehensive and objective overview of a single topic as well as a detailed analysis, a pro-con argument, and an annotated bibliography suggesting further research.
Daily Life Through History
Examines numerous facets of societal life across cultures and time periods. Areas of life explored include: domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, religious, and geographic. Information gathered from reference works, books, and primary documents. Searching can be by topic or by topic combined with other concepts such as time period and area of the world. Information may be emailed or printed.
Daily Life Through History - eBook Collection
This database of electronic books examines aspects of daily life in various cultures throughout the world and throughout history. Primarily covering the broad fields of culture and customs, such as food and clothing, the collection also includes books analyzing the history of more than 48 countries.
Digital Theatre Plus
This database provides performances of award-winning theatrical productions from across the United Kingdom; including plays as well as musicals and operas. Each performance is accompanied by feature-length interviews with cast, production and creative teams, well-known actors, directors, producers, and designers to enhance the study of drama production from writer, performer, technician, to audience. Behind-the-scenes commentary offer insights on current professional practice and theatrical aspects of making theatre. Includes study guides to provide background on the playwrights and their works, as well as an understanding of plot, characters, language, and historical context of particular dramas.
EBSCO
Academic Search Complete: A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 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 1,400 journals.
America: History and Life with Full Text: The best database to use to cover the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. This database indexes over 1,700 journals from 1955 to the present with full text access to more than 200 journals and almost 100 books.
Business Source Elite: This database provides full text access to over 1,000 business publications, with access to some journals going back as far as 1985. Also included within this source are more than 10,000 company profiles from Datamonitor.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text: This database provides subject and keyword searching capabilities to specialized articles from more than 620 nursing & allied health journals. Evidence-based Care Sheets and health-related pamphlets are also included. Full text articles may be printed from the computer screen or emailed.
Communication and Mass Media Complete: This database indexes publications in the area of communications, mass media and other closely-related fields such as film, television, rhetoric, broadcasting, advertising, and new media.  Searching includes 570 journals with more than 450 offering full text articles.
Ebook Collection: This electronic library is a searchable collection of more than 14,000 ebooks. Sources include reference books, scholarly monographs, fiction, and non-fiction. Searches can be done within a particular title or performed across hundreds of titles.
ERIC: Developed and maintained by the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC is the preeminent database for any topic related to education. The EBSCO version of this database includes access to 1.3 million records and full-text access to over 300,000 full-text reports and articles contained within ERIC going back to 1966.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia: The online equivalent of the "funky" titled print encyclopedia of the same name.
General Science Full Text: This database indexes and abstracts articles from English-language periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain and provides the full text of selected periodical articles. Subjects include: astronomy, atmospheric science, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, earth science, environment, food, genetics, health, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, nutrition, oceanography, physics, physiology, and zoology. Periodical coverage includes popular science magazines as well as professional journals with indexing beginning in 1984.
GreenFile: This database provides full-text access to a collection of almost 5,000 sources "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."
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition: This database is designed for nursing and allied health students and provides access to almost "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."
MagillOnLiterature Plus: This database provides author biographies, plot summaries and character overviews of famous works of literature. This resource is the online equivalent of the print Masterplots series.
MEDLINE: Developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is the most comprehensive and authoritative database for information on medicine, nursing, health, "pre-clinical sciences, and much more." Contains links to selected full-text sources available with the EBSCO family of databases.
Newspaper Source Plus: This database provides access to more than 860 full-text newspapers, including the Ventura County Star. Also, this database includes almost 1 million television and radio news transcripts.
The Philosopher’s Index with Full-Text: This database provides full-text coverage of 220 philosophy journals, including the complete back file of The Journal of Philosophy.  Covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, political philosophy, and social philosophy; as well as the philosophies of education, history, language, religion, and science.  Provides indexing for more than 680 magazines and journals.
PsycARTICLES: A database of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA). It contains more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the APA, its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation, and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection: According to EBSCO, "this is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals." This resource provides access to journal articles on all "topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods."
Religion and Philosophy Collection: This database is the one to use when researching topics such as eschatology, "world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy." This resource contains access to over 300 full text journals.
Social Sciences Full Text: This database indexes more than 625 English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere; more than 400 of these journals are peer-reviewed. Full text articles are available in 215 journals, some titles going back to 1995. Subject coverage includes: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, International Relations, Minority Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies.
eLibrary
This broad-based database is comprised of articles from hundreds of popular magazines and scholarly journals, dozens of current newspapers and newswires, thousands of television and radio transcripts, photographs and maps, and numerous reference books. The database can be searched by subject and all articles may be printed from the computer screen or e-mailed.
Elsevier ScienceDirect; College Edition
A broad database of journal articles and books published by or from affiliates of the international publisher Elsevier. This resource provides searchable sources, more than 2450 journals and 11,000 books, in the areas of health and life sciences, physical sciences, and social and behavioral sciences.
Factcite Lincoln Library Online
A collection of mostly reference materials in such areas as history, sports, mythology, and general encyclopedic information.  One area of particular note is “Defining Moments in United States History” which offers in-depth reviews of “moments,” be they years or even decades in the making, that changed the nation and the world. Includes some primary source materials.
Films on Demand, Master Academic Collection plus World Cinema Collection:
This collection of streaming videos provides access to more than 31,700 full-length productions and 300,000 video clips, all closed-captioned, covering topics in the humanities and social sciences, business and economics, science, health, and careers. Producers include A&E, BBC, PBS, Bill Moyers, HBO Documentary Films, Open University, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, National Geographic, and Scientific American. In addition there is a World Cinema Collection featuring 747 films from American, European, African, Asian, Australasian, Canadian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern Cinemas. Includes some films from the Silent Era.
Gale
Academic OneFile: A database of peer-reviewed articles from nearly 13,000 academic journals in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Many of the articles are full-text and available in both PDF and HTML formats. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. All articles have been published between 1980 and 2011.
Gale Literary Sources: This literary database of full-text journal articles, essays, and critical texts provides access to information on authors and their works as well as information on literary movements and genres.  The collection combines the information from Gale’s Literature Resource Center as well as Gale Virtual Reference Library to provide our largest full-text online database devoted to literary research.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: A collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference volumes, in ebook format, for multidisciplinary research. The diverse subject areas from which the volumes have been chosen include: Arts, Literature, Biography, Sciences, and Social Sciences. These reference materials, originally published in print format, are now accessible electronically and can be searched by keyword, article title, or subject. Articles may be printed or e-mailed.
Health Reference Center Academic: For information on topics in the health care area, this database includes articles on: fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, HMOs, prescription drugs, etc. The database covers materials printed from 1980 to the present and may be searched by subject. Full text articles may be printed from the computer screen or e-mailed.
Literature Resource Center: This database provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. The entries cover more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors. Articles may be printed from the computer screen or e-mailed.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context: This database draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as other reference content. This resource examines social issues and provides access to a large collection of viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, court-case overviews, links to websites, podcasts, and image galleries.
The Shakespeare Collection: This collection provides access to authoritative materials supporting literary, textual, historical, and performance studies concerning Shakespeare. Resources include the most recent Arden Shakespeare editions of the complete works, as well as editions and adaptations of Shakespeare's works, other works published during Shakespeare's time, prompt books, the Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diaries, criticism, reviews, images, and reference.
Issues and Controversies
Current issues database that provides objective analysis of opposing points of view on topics of current and historical interest. Articles are full text and searchable by keyword. More than 300 topics are included with coverage beginning in Sept. 1995. The database can be searched by subject and all articles may be printed from the computer screen or e-mailed.
Issues and Controversies in American History
Examining a wide range of topics in American History, this database combines authoritative, factual accounts with in-depth explanations of opposing viewpoints concerning contentious issues in American history. Searchable by subject, this database provides quick access to timelines, biographies, images, charts, historical texts, and interviews. Primary documents are included which give the points of view on all sides of debates as they were articulated at the time. Information may be printed or e-mailed.
JSTOR
This archive provides access to back issues of more than 500 scholarly journals spanning many disciplines. This is not a current issues database; typically there is a gap from 1 to 5 years between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR. Articles can be searched by key word. Retrieved articles appear as high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed and printed.
Latino American Experience NEW!
The Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic documents the rich heritage and current culture of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Hispanic groups in the United States. Their stories are detailed through a robust collection of primary and secondary sources, beginning with pre-16th century Mayan, Incan, and Aztec empires and continuing through to the present day, with treatment also given to cultural themes including coming-of-age rituals, music, literature, and cuisine.
Nexis Uni
This database provides access to information on topics in law and legal research, companies and business, and health and medicine; coverage also includes subjects in the news as well as U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. The collection indexes more than 15,000 sources including: newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, and federal and state statutes. Many of the articles are full text; some are in abstract form.
O'Reilly Media NEW!
A repository of over 35,000 books, videos and interactive tutorials from more than 250 publishers focused on business and technology. Current content covers such subjects as software and web development, artificial intelligence, game development, computer networking, and programming languages, as well as topics in business management, engineering, and information technology.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
This multi-volume dictionary, published by the Oxford University Press, is a descriptive dictionary of the English language, tracing the historical development of words with accompanying examples from literature of their usage over time.
Pop Culture Universe NEW!
Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas applies an academic lens to the seemingly everyday aspects of American life and interest to facilitate meaningful sociological and historical insights. The database is organized chronologically from 1900 through the new millennium, with each topic center devoted to a unique decade in American history.
Proquest US Newstream, Alt-Press Watch, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch and the Los Angeles Times
A database which includes articles from major U.S. newspapers together with articles from alternative and independent press publications.  Particular coverage of the Los Angeles Times from 1881 – 1994, and 2008 – to the last three months.  Additionally, coverage includes scholarly journals, magazine articles and other sources from ethnic and gender studies sources. Searchable by keyword and subject.
Project Muse
This database provides access to an interdisciplinary collection of material, including scholarly journals and open source books, in the area of humanities and social sciences. Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Press.
ProQuest Research Companion
This collection of tools and short videos demystfies the research process. Offers guidance in getting the research process started, selecting a topic for investigation, crafting searches to locate pertinent information, evaluating the reliability of sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Helps the researcher develop and sharpen critical thinking and research skills to find, evaluate, and use information effectively.
Salem Press eBooks
This database provides ebooks in numerous areas of study and research including science, history and historical primary sources, literature and literary criticism, psychology and behavioral sciences, and careers. The collection can be searched, including by keyword or subject. Print versions of these books are available in the library.
Science AAAS
This database provides subject access to articles that have appeared, since 1996, in Science, a leading journal of scientific research, global news, and commentary. Also included is access to Science NOW, a daily news source for scientific briefs. A separate collection of scientific job notices in industry, academia and government is also searchable.
Springer eBook Collection
An online electronic book collection of more than 7700 titles whose content reaches across the fields of: biology, business, economics, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, law, math and statistics, medicine (including nursing), physics, astronomy, and how-to computer software and programming. The subject content is especially strong in scientific fields and the resources include textbooks and reference works as well as some open source journal articles.
Statista
This multidisciplinary database collects statistical information, both qualitative and quantitative, on more than 80,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources such as market research reports, scientific journals, and government databases. Includes more than 15,000 studies, industry reports, dossiers, and infographics, plus forecasts on over 500 industries and 40 economies over a period of five years. All information is prepared and checked by a research team of more than 80 analysts.
Vocational Biographies
With this database, you can career-shadow up to 1,001 persons from across America. Here exploring careers is easy and fun. The information is both deep and sweeping. 1,170 persons currently employed in 1,170 occupations tell it like it really is on the jobs and before they got them.
Wiley Online Library
This database is primarily focused on international scientific, technical, medical and scholarly sources which are published by John Wiley & Sons. Coverage also includes resources in the areas of life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Indexes more than 1500 journals and 20,000 online books. Some of the resources are available full text.
World History: The Modern Era NEW!
For student researchers seeking to analyze contemporary geopolitical relationships and contextualize current events, World History: The Modern Era is an unmatched source for authoritative and insightful coverage of global history since the 16th century.