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America’s Historical Newspapers (1690-2000)
Timeline and topic search covering issues, events, literature, inventions and more from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, Roaring Twenties, Great Depression, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War, globalization and other eras.
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
Review journal of new academic titles.
Chronicle Career Library
Over 2,000 jobs or employment information briefs.
Basic information about countries of the world.
Current and controversial topics and issues in the news.
Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service. Including over three million entries from hundreds of well-regarded reference titles from some of world’s the best-known publishers, Credo’s collection is intelligently integrated with millions of cross-references and contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases.
eBooks and multiple subject-specific periodical databases including, peer-reviewed scholarly journals, popular magazines, trade publications and newspapers. Please note that not all periodical titles are full text (i.e., contain the text of the complete article). EBSCOhost’s youtube channel. EBSCOhost’s iPhone and Smart Phone App instructions.
Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Current and controversial social issues published in magazines, newspapers, reference and statistical sources, and primary documents. How to search Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and other reference tools.
JSTOR: Over 1,000 academic journals and other scholarly content assist scholars, researchers, and students to discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content, including the humanities, math and statistics. How to Search JSTOR.
LexisNexis Academic: Over 10,000 legal, business, and news resources — news offerings include The Orange County Register full-text articles from 1987-present, rolling 6-month coverage of Los Angeles Times, and up-to-the-minute stories in other regional and national newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Access Shepard’s Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures, or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. LexisNexisAcademic youtube channel.
Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.
MathSciNet: Search this database for reviews, abstracts, and bibliographic information for mathematical sciences literature.
Newsweek Web Reader Issue Library: Read interactive issues of Newsweek in your browser. 1. Click on an issue. 2. Start reading. 3. Enter username <firstname.lastname@example.org> and password <newsweek> when the “Read More” page appears.
NoodleBib: Generate, edit, and publish an MLA Works Cited, APA References, orChicago/Turabian bibliography that can be imported into Word. Please note: After being authenticated through the library subscription, you must also create your own personal ID by clicking on “Create Personal ID.” If you already have created a personal ID, enter it to access your saved work.
Science Online/AAAS: The online version of Science magazine includes access to the most recently published, award-winning news content and high-impact, peer-reviewed research. Science online is accessed by several million viewers worldwide who download more than 24 million full-text articles per year.
Springer eBook Collection: Uses PDF and HTML formats to reproduce Springer print books. Under the Fullerton College Library subscription, Fullerton College students, faculty, and staff may download and print a personal copy of Springer electronic titles without incurring a charge from Springer.