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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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Camino
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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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
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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OneSearch
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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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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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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Scopus
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.