Last update: January 12, 2015
|Credo ReferenceUser Guide under Services, Guides||Credo Reference is a good starting place for research. It offers a search engine similar to Google, but instead of searching the Internet, results come from a library of trusted reference sources without advertisements, clutter, or irrelevant hits. It can be described as a 'scholarly, peer-reviewed Wikipedia'.
Credo features full text content, including images, from over 500 reference books covering a broad range of subjects. Narrow the results by subject, entry type, media, person, and publication date. Search any topic or subject in Credo Reference content and continue the search in the Library Catalog and online databases from the Credo screen for additional information. Use Gadgets to answer short questions, get a definition, etc.
Databases covering general topics with full text
To download Mobile Apps for EBSCO - First, access an EBSCO database from your phone. Scroll to the bottom and click EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Applications. Enter your e-mail address. Instructions for downloading the app and authenticating will be sent to your e-mail. After following these steps, you will be able to use the app with no further authentication.
|ProQuest Newspapers||Database containing full-text of national and international newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. This database also includes Ethnic Newswatch Complete.|
|The Gale Group||General reference, legal, and business resources as well as a comprehensive literature resource center for biographies and literary criticism.
Gale Databases include: Academic One File, Business Index ASAP, Business Insights: Essentials, Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Gale Virtual Reference Library, General One File, General Reference Center Gold, Informe (Spanish), Junior Edition K-12, Kids InfoBits, Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Scribner Writers Series, and Twayne Authors Series
|ARTstor Digital Library||ARTstor Digital Library makes accessible nearly 1.4 million images in collections from hundreds of museums, artists, artists' estates, photographers, scholars, special collections, and photo archives. Collections serve the interdisciplinary teaching and research needs for visual materials in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Commercial use of images in the ARTstor Digital Library is pohibited under the license agreement.|
|Chronicle of Higher Education||
Full text access to the "number one source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators." The site is updated daily with all the same content as the print edition plus forums, a salary database, and archived articles from September 1989 to the present.
From the Chronicle Web site create a free account using your Calhoun email address. This will give you access to the Chronicle Web site on any device or computer with Internet access.
|Oxford English Dictionary||Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.|
|Oxford Reference||Dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works plus titles from the Oxford Companions Series and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.|
|Physical Therapy Online||On campus access to articles, editorials, and letters to the editor from 1980 to the present. For off-campus access, please search Gale's Expanded Academic ASAP, which has content from 1989 to present.|
|PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.|
|Britannica Online||An encyclopedia, dictionary, world atlas, and Internet guide.|
|World Data Analyst||Country comparison and ranking data.|
|Search library collections around the world. Request interlibrary loans from the circulation desk, if needed. At this time, you cannot search WorldCat for material held by the Calhoun Libraries.|
|Serials Solutions||A reference tool to determine which journals and magazines are available in full-text through the AVL databases.|
|These databases are licensed for Off Campus use by currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff of Calhoun Community College. Off Campus access requires a Username and Password.
*For best results, use either Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher for Macintosh, Safari 4.0 or Mozilla, AOL users must minimize the initial screen and open either IE or Mozilla (or Safari for Macintosh).
For additional troubleshooting tip, click here. If you continue to have difficulty in accessing the databases from Off Campus, please contact the Reference librarian at 256-306-2777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Weekend requests will be handled on Monday.)