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Online Library Databases: Other Sources

Full-text Articles and Citations


·     DOAJ
Searchable full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals

·     NIAAA
Contains more than 130,000 records on alcohol and alcoholism

·     Google Scholar
Peer-reviewed online journals plus scholarly books - many for free

·     HighWire Press
Biological, physical, medical, and social science journal articles
*Look for PDF's with no cost in results list

·     JURN Directory
3000 links to selected arts & humanities ejournals

·     Mag Portal
Point of entry to 150 freely available popular magazines on the Internet

·     PubMed
More than 21 million citations to biomedical and life science literature

Portal to citations for government research in all areas of science


Database Use from Other Libraries

Note: You MUST have a library card to access databases from these libraries.

Los Angeles Public Library

County of Los Angeles Public Library

Reference Sources

· Artcyclopedia
Artists and artworks in museum collections, browse by periods and movements

· Country Studies
Describes social, economic, political, and national security systems of countries

· Dictionary of Philosophical Terms
Covers the terms and names used in the study of philosophy.

· Education Statistics At A Glance
Analysis of the state of education in the U.S. and comparisons to other countries

· Encyclopedia Britannica
General reference on all subjects

· Encyclopedia of Earth
Contains content on the earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society

· Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy

· Social Science Data Search
Statistics on social sciences, health, developing countries, energy, natural resources, and the environment

· Social Sciences Dictionary
Definitions and basic concepts of more than 6000 terms related to the social sciences

· U.S. Census Bureau
Statistics on U.S. population, housing, economy, and geography

· Virtual Reference Shelf
Links to quality reference sources on the Internet

· World Factbook
Factual information and maps for every country in the world

Open Educational Resources (OER)

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