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Databases available through the Gavilan College Library



The Gavilan Library pays for access to the following databases. If you are trying to access the databases from off-campus, you will need your Gavilan Library card. If you don't find what you want here, please try our list of free Internet resources.


Full Text Magazines, Journals

and Newspapers

Reference Databases:

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries

and eBooks

CQ Researcher - Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important issues.

CQ Global Researcher - Offers definitive, in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints.

EbscoHost Academic Search - This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 titles.

EbscoHost Newspaper Source - Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 25 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 335 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context - Opposing Viewpoints In Context is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Thomson Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.

Today's Newspapers -- a comprehensive gateway to newspaper Web Sites around the world.


A to Z Online Edition Series --
Congress A to Z

Elections A to Z

The Presidency A to Z

The Supreme Court A to Z

The U.S. Constitution A to Z

AP Images -- The AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive provides a sensory journey of photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 160 years of history.

Access Science -- For information on science and technology. Includes the Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

CountryWatch -- for information on countries and cultures.

CQ Encyclopedia of American Government - offers thousands of concise, up-to-date explanations of the who, how, and why of American democracy. Expert, clearly written articles on contemporary and historical topics.

CQ Historic Documents Series Online Edition -- collects more than 2,500 primary sources covering current events around the world from 1972 to present and provides a clear, logical organization and tools for exploring these rich resources.

Daily Life Through History -- a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language students, Daily Life Through History moves seamlessly from past to present, providing context for contemporary life and culture. Daily Life Through History shows how fascinating and fun it is to explore how others lived and live their lives, and how their lives shaped ours.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information
combining Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and
Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, Ebooks, primary sources documents, and many other databases
and research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting
thorough research—all from one Web site.

US History In Context - provides integrated access to over 4,000 historical (primary) documents, articles from more than 30 reference titles, and over 110 full-text journal covering themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present. The material also includes citations from over 180 additional history journals from the Institute for Scientific Information's Arts and Humanities Citation Index, as well as the entire "American Journey Online" series.

Literature Resource Center -- For literary criticism, and information about literature and authors.

EBooks on EBSCOHost -- The Gavilan College Library has purchased approximately 24,000+ electronic books (eBooks), making it possible for you to access electronic books 24/7 online through EBSCO.

RAND California
-- For California statistics

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 -- A resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. The collection currently includes 100 document projects and archives with almost 3,950 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by some 2,150 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.

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