General Databases

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Academic Search Premier
A great first stop when looking for scholarly journal articles, Academic Search Premier contains full text content across all academic disciplines from over 4,600 periodicals. Also contains some popular magazines. Most content is from the last twenty years.
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APA Style Central
APA Style Central helps you develop your writing and research skills, combining sophisticated learning and teaching tools, advanced authoring technology, and full integration of the APA manual.
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This index database gathers article citations from journals in business, science, humanities, social science, medicine, technology and popular culture. It describes one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal in each record, and provides a list of libraries that have the journal title for most items. Coverage includes over 15,000 titles from 1990 to the present.
Camino is our fast, easy, self-service interlibrary borrowing system, made up of academic libraries all over California. If a book you need isn't in our collections, request it from Camino and pick it up from us in just a few days. Check here before submitting a traditional interlibrary loan request. Note that you must have a personal borrowing account already set up with the library before requesting items from Camino.
Christian Periodical Index
Published by the Association of Christian Librarians, CPI is an interdisciplinary index of Christian periodicals. Search here if you're looking for articles or reviews written from an evangelical perspective.
Credo Reference
Credo Reference is a powerful source of introductory and reference information across all academic disciplines. Combining cross-searchable content from over 500 encyclopedias and other reference sources, Credo will also connect you to related materials in other library databases and collections.
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Dissertations and Theses
The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses includes 3 million citations, over 1.5 million of which are available in full-text.
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Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)
Ebook Central is a database of over 130,000 e-books in all academic areas. This collection is also searchable via OneSearch and the OneSearch Catalog.
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E-books on EBSCOhost
A collection of online full-text books, encyclopedias and dictionaries. This collection, along with every other library book and e-book, is also searchable via OneSearch and the library catalog (Webcat). Get the EBSCO eBook app for easy mobile access (free MyEBSCOhost account required).
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Films on Demand
This database includes over 20,000 online streaming educational videos from providers like PBS and Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Includes coverage of nearly all academic disciplines. Instructors can embed films in Blackboard for easy course integration. These videos are also discoverable through OneSearch and the library catalog (Webcat).
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
A cross-searchable and growing online collection of more than 2,500 reference volumes, including encyclopedias across all academic disciplines.
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Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a broad index of scholarly content across many different fields and content types.
JSTOR is an interdisciplinary database providing access to back issues from some of the most important scholarly journals in many fields. Coverage of most journals begins with volume one and ends four or more years ago. The library currently provides access to ten JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I-X.
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NBC Learn Higher Ed
NBC Learn is a collection of over 18,000 video clips from NBC News broadcasts, including both historical material as well as very recent stories. It is helpfully organized into academic disciplines and major academic topics.
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OneSearch is a discovery service that lets you search across just about all of the library's collections at once. It includes everything in the library catalog, most databases, and much more. For finding books in our collections, use OneSearch Catalog or the "CBU Catalog Only" limiter. Databases that are not included in OneSearch include Dissertations and Theses and U.S. Major Dailies.
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OneSearch Catalog
The easiest way to find books in the library's print and online collections. For more advanced searching, and account functions like renewing books and viewing due dates, use the Webcat Library Catalog. For books beyond the library's collections, use Camino or WorldCat.
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OneSearch Reference
The easiest way to find academically credible overviews and introductions from academic encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference information sources from across the library's print and online collections.
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a great starting point for all of today's most common research topics. Featured "viewpoints" provide accessible overviews, which are supplemented by many articles from popular magazines and academic journals, as well as books, newspapers, statistics, videos and even audio recordings. A good way to get started in this database is to click "Browse Issues" in the upper left corner.
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RAND State Statistics
RAND State Statistics presents detailed historical and current statistical data on the state of California and the U.S. as a whole in categories like population, demographics, health, business, education, environment, economics, crime, labor, energy and more. Much of the data is available at city, county and state levels.
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Reference Universe
Reference Universe is an effective way to find academically respectable reference information across all of the library's collections. By searching at once the tables of contents and indexes of the library’s print and online reference collections, including Gale Virtual Reference Library and Credo Reference, it provides a very good way to find trustworthy academic overviews of topics, definitions, and suggestions for further reading.
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SAGE Premier
SAGE Premier is a collection of over 600 scholarly journals from one the world's largest and most respected publishers of academic information, with particular strengths in education, criminal justice and the social sciences.
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A comprehensive general index of scholarly publications. Includes bibliographic records for academic journal articles primarily, but also for peer-reviewed books and conference proceedings. Scopus also provides advanced tools for analyzing the significance of individual journals, articles, scholars and institutions. Some journals are indexed as far back as 1823, but comprehensive coverage begins in 1996.
This database includes access to over 20,000 e-books and 1,800 e-journals from Springer, a respected academic publisher. Most academic fields are represented, but it is strongest in the fields of science, technology and medicine. Please note that the library does not own all resources shown in this collection.
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Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Published annually by the federal government since 1878, and now published by ProQuest, The Statistical Abstract of the U.S. is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
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Webcat Library Catalog
The Webcat Library Catalog is the traditional way to find the library's books -- both print books and e-books. For easier searching, use OneSearch Catalog. For finding books from beyond the library's collections, use Camino or WorldCat. Also found in Webcat are audiovisual materials like streaming video, music and DVDs. Access your library borrowing account using the "My Account" link to renew books, view due dates, etc.
WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, combining into one database the local catalogs of more than 71,000 libraries in 112 countries around the world.
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