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Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete provides multidisciplinary information from full-text articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and newspapers. Numerous specialized databases in psychology, sociology, the sciences, and many more.

Access World News
Access to America's News online collection including full-text content of more than 116 California newspapers, including the Fresno Bee.


America: History and Life with Full Text*
Definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history.


AtoZ Maps Onlin e
The world's largest database of royalty-free, downloadable maps for academic and business (non-commercial) use. No other online resource offers so many maps in so many categories. Only available on campus.

AutoMate offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.


Biography In Context
Biographies of people - both current and historic - from respected reference sources with related full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals, and links to recommended sites.


Biography Reference Center
Comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 full text biographies, including the complete full text run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.


Bloom's Literature
This resource contains more than 20,000 critical essays from over 500 literary journals and 2,300 scholarly and critical books, including 700 titles published by Bloom's Literary Criticism and Facts On File. Also included in the database are more than 13,000 biographies, 45,000 character entries, and much more!


Business Source Complete
Definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.


CINAHL Plus® with Full Text
A robust collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. Full text coverage dates back to 1937.

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Communication & Mass Media Complete*
Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates numerous journals in communication, mass media, and other closely related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.


Communication & Mass Media Complete*
Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates numerous journals in communication, mass media, and other closely related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.


Consumer Health Complete
Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs.


CountryWatch Premium
A current and comprehensive source of socio-demographic, cultural, historical, economic, political, environmental and investment information, along with news, analysis, maps, data and statistics on all of the world's 192 countries and many non-sovereign nations.

CQ's Electronic Encyclopedia of American Government
Answers a full range of questions that you may have about the Presidency, Congress, Supreme Court, Constitution, elections, resources, illustrations, and government links.

CQ Researcher
A comprehensive source on the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, forecasting, pros and cons, maps and graphs, bibliographies, and more.

Credo Academic Core Collection
The Academic Core Collection covers the primary disciplines of Higher Education, providing students with the reference tools they need to perform research at any level of study. Topic Pages promote eResource discovery and library database understanding and usage, making them the ideal starting point for exploratory searching.

Education Research Complete*
Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.


Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Edition
The complete academic encyclopedia, related articles, images, and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

The Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.


European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750*
Valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.


Comes with easy-to-browse categories like popular topics with topic overviews, along with a single search box. These topic overviews are great for helping users quickly learn the basics of a topic.


Ferguson's Guidance Center
Choosing a career is a challenging decision. Many different professions can suit your skills, interests, and goals. Here you can learn about 140 different industries and career fields and thousands of professions to find the one right for you.

Films On Demand: Master Academic Package
Infobase is an educational solutions company providing award-winning digital reference content to the school and library markets, with research databases, eBook collections, streaming video, and eLearning Modules spanning a variety of core subject areas and grade levels.

Full Text Finder
This EBSCOhost resource allows users to locate publications in the Reedley College Library's database collection, regardless of provider.


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia*
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

Gale Literature Resource Center
Literary criticism, full-text journal articles, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines from all time periods and from around the world.

Offers well-researched information 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. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.


History Reference Center
History Reference Center is the world's most extensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, periodicals and many other historical sources from leading history publishers


Issues and Controversies Provides unbiased coverage of today's hot topics.

Collections on JSTOR include the complete archival record of each journal. Coverage begins at the first volume and issue of the journal ever published, and extends up to a publication date usually set in the past three to five years.

Legal InformationProviding online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center™ contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.


Literary Reference Center Plus
Content includes thousands of plot summaries, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, and author interviews.


Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.


Military & Government Collection*
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites.


Newspaper Source Plus*
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.


Opposing Viewpoints In Context
A focus on social issues provided in viewpoint essays, topic overviews, journal, magazine and newspaper articles, and recommended web sites.

Oxford Art Online
The full-text of Grove Dictionary of Art, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, and other Oxford art reference sources, with thousands of images and continuously updated articles.

Points of View Reference Center
Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Best used as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills.


Political Science Complete*
Provides full text for more than 520 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles, (including top-ranked scholarly journals), many of which are unique to the product. The database also features over 340 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full-text conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association.


Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection*
A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.


RAND California
RAND State Statistics contains nearly 200 databases that cover all 50 U.S. states. RAND California contains these 90 databases plus about 80 detailed databases on California.

Referencia Latina (en Español)
A comprehensive Spanish-language database, offers content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas.


Religion and Philosophy Collection*
Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. With more than 300 full text journals, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.


Salem Press
A collection of Salem Press reference works including health sources such as Magill's Medical Guide, literary analyses of authors and their works, an environmental issues encyclopedia, and history sources.

Science In Context
Articles, experiments, pictures, biographies, and recommended web sites from over 200 magazines, academic journals, and reference sources.

SIRS Researcher
Thousands of full-text articles from magazines and newspapers on current and enduring topics especially suited for students new to research.

Small Business Reference Center
Provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.


SocINDEX with Full Text*
World's most comprehensive and high quality sociology research database. Contains full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908.


Multidisciplinary and holistic database providing the academic community direct access to qualitative and quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a variety of other areas of interest including current events. Contains over 15,000 studies, industry reports, 2,500 dossiers and infographics.

Today's Science
Explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.


World Book Online
The complete academic encyclopedia, articles, eBooks, primary source documents, reference resources, and research and writing guides.

World News Digest
This unique archival record of domestic and international news, unrivaled for its depth, breadth, and accuracy, covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940.


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