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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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The library's collection of popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks.
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Alexander Street Press is a publisher of award-winning online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning.
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Black Thought and Culture contains 1,303 sources with 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.
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Change, which is published six times a year, is a magazine dealing with contemporary issues in higher education. It is intended to stimulate and inform reflective practitioners in colleges, universities, foundations, government, and elsewhere. Using a magazine format rather than that of an academic journal, Change spotlights trends; provides new insights and ideas; and analyzes the implications of educational programs, policies, and practices.
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Google Scholar allows you to search for scholarly articles, patents, and legal cases through a familiar search interface. If entered through this link, Google Scholar should display links to available through the PSC Library.
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Health and Society in Video defines and explores today’s latest medical progress in health and wellness issues and their impact on society--with hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews.
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OneSearch allows you to search most resources provided by the Prairie State College Library, including books, ebooks, e-journal articles, DVDs, streaming videos, streaming music, CDs, and reference sources such as encyclopedias and dictionaries.
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Use Oxford Reference Online to access multiple dictionaries and encyclopedias from Oxford University Press.
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Points of View Reference Center contains 343 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.
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Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history generally at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 116 document projects and archives with 4,700 documents and more than 160,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by more than 2,450 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.
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