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Annotated links to databases currently licensed by the WCC Library.
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The WCC Library subscribes to over 50 databases containing articles from newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals, books, videos, images, audio recordings, maps, primary sources, opinions, statistics, and more. Some of these databases have information on a wide variety of topics in one or more formats. Most, however, focus on a particular subject area or format.

  • Academic Search Premier
    A large, multi-disciplinary collection of magazine, newspaper, journal articles.
  • Agricola
    From the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Includes journal articles, books, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information
    Patient drug information written in plain language, with monthly updates.
  • Alt Health Watch
    Focusing on alternative, complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, this offers articles, reports, pamphlets, booklets, original research and book excerpts.
  • AP NewsMonitor Collection
    News from the Associated Press going back 30 days.
  • ARTstor
    A huge collection of digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities & sciences. Hint: register for an account while on campus to enable remote access and other features.
  • Book Collection: Nonfiction
    Abstracts and full text for more than 4,100 popular nonfiction books in a variety of subject areas, including careers, health, sports, adventure, technology, life skills and more.
  • Britannica Online
    In addition to high quality encyclopedia articles, this has videos, audios, related Web sites, magazines, and more.
  • Business Source Premier (Enhanced Interface)
    Using a specially designed interface, find detailed company profiles, scholarly and trade journal articles, industry reports, country reports, market research, and SWOT analyses. Updated daily.
  • Business Source Premier (Standard Interface)
    Using the standard EBSCOhost interface, find detailed company profiles, scholarly and trade journal articles, industry reports, country reports, market research, and SWOT analyses. Updated daily.
  • Choice Reviews Online
    Short reviews on academic books, periodicals and Web resources.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
    A trade publication aimed at college and university faculty and administrators
  • College Source Online
    Catalogs from colleges and universities. Institution profiles include maps, web site links, accreditation data, calendar/unit types, transcript keys, and more.
  • Computer Source
    Articles and information on current trends in high technology.
  • Consumer Health Complete
    Health and wellness information for patients and their loved ones, from mainstream, complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Also includes consumer drug information.
  • CQ Researcher
    Balanced, in-depth, analytical reports on current and controversial issues. Each report examines a single topic of public concern, giving a broad overview of the subject, historical background, and a discussion of the current controversies and initiatives.
  • Credo Reference
    Hundreds of quality reference works – such as dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography
    Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
  • eBook Collection
    Thousands of books, including hundreds from the University of Hawaii Press.
  • ebrary
    Over 100,000 complete books. Hint: create a free account to save books, including your highlighting and notes. See the ebrary guide for details.
  • ERIC
    The Education Resource Information Center has education related documents and articles.
  • Films on Demand
    Streaming educational videos in the humanities, social sciences, natural and applied sciences, mathematics, health, and other disciplines.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
    This general reference work has over 25,000 entries.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Reference books Arts, Biography, Business, Education, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, the Nation and the World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.
  • GreenFILE
    Information on human impact to the environment from scholarly, government and general-interest sources. Includes topics such as global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
  • Hawaii Newspaper Index
    Citations to Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser news articles since 1989 and Honolulu Star-Advertiser articles since 2010. A librarian can help you locate the articles.
  • Hawaii Pacific Journal Index
    Citations to articles from publications related to Hawaii and the Pacific Region. A librarian can help you locate the articles.
  • Hawai‘i Voyager Library Catalog
    Find items in the University of Hawaii libraries.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    Information on health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Scholarly journal articles focusing on many medical disciplines. Includes drug patient information.
  • Historic Documents
    A collection of primary source documents on significant events including presidential speeches, international agreements, Supreme Court decisions, scientific findings, and cultural.
  • Legal Collection
    Articles from scholarly law journals covering current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    Indexes journals; books, research reports and proceedings in librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more
  • Literary Reference Center
    Information from reference works, books, literary journals, plus original content including plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, book reviews. Also includes full text poems, short stories, author interviews, and classic texts.
  • LLMC Digital Law Library
    Historical full-text books & legal documents
  • MAS Ultra: School Edition
    Articles, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, maps, flags, and photos.
  • MasterFILE Premier
    Multidisciplinary reference books, primary source documents and images. Updated daily.
  • MEDLINE
    Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.
  • Military & Government Collection
    Current news pertaining to all branches of the U.S. military and government, with periodicals, academic journals, and more.
  • NewsBank - America's News
    U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Includes a selection of news sources from Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii Island.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    Articles from more than 860 full-text newspapers, plus television and radio news transcripts.
  • NoveList
    Plot synopses, book reviews, and suggestions for reading.
  • OneSearch
    Find books, videos, and more. OneSearch simultaneously searches the Library Catalog and most of WCC's article and reference databases.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (OVIC)
    Quality articles, links, and media on a wide range of contemporary topics.
  • Professional Development Collection
    Education related journals & reports.
  • ProQuest Honolulu Newspapers
    Full-text articles from the Honolulu Advertiser (2004- ), Star Bulletin (2001- ), and Star Advertiser (2010- ).
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Information regarding emotional & behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, & observational & experimental methods.
  • Regional Business News
    Articles from regional domestic and international business publications.
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection
    Including article on world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
  • Science Direct
    Includes scholarly publications from a wide range of disciplines, including physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and social sciences.
  • Science In Context
    Science information from reference works, magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites.
  • Small Business Reference Center
    Periodical articles, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books and more. Intended to support small business owners in planning, financing, managing a business.
  • Teacher Reference Center
    Magazine and journal articles and abstracts for professional teachers and education administrators.
  • TOPICsearch
    Articles from international and regional newspapers, periodicals, plus biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
  • Vocational & Career Collection
    Trade and industry-related periodicals.
  • Web News
    Provides near real-time access to thousands of top business and general topics news feeds from around the world.

Hawaii Public Library Databases

  • Archives Unbound  
      
    Topically-focused digital collections of historical primary source documents.
  • ARRC (Auto Repair Reference Center)  
      
    Up-to-date repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.
  • Biography in Context
    Find information on people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
  • Books in Print
    Information on virtually all books in English currently available from major US publishers.
  • Business & Company Resource Center  
      
    Company and Industry information, including company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.
  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Business information includes company and industry profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.
  • Business Source Premier
    Using a specially designed interface, find detailed company profiles, scholarly and trade journal articles, industry reports, country reports, market research, and SWOT analyses. Updated daily.
  • Chilton Library  
      
    Authoritative automotive repair information for the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus specialty models.
  • Computer Source
    Technical journals and consumer computer publications covering computing, telecommunications, electronics, and the Internet.
  • Corruption Perceptions Index
    Ranks countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.
  • CQ Weekly
    Nonpartisan news and analysis on the US Congress.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica - Public Library Edition
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Edition
    Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  • ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
    An expansive library of education research materials going back to 1966.
  • Gale LegalForms
    State-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas, such as real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant forms and more. Also includes a directory of attorneys and a dictionary of legal terms.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
      
    Content from encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • Global Books in Print  
      
    An aid for librarians and bookstores for discovering books, video and audio recordings available for purchase.
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center w/Alternative Health Module  
      
    Alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers & reference material, with links to diet, cancer, & health assessment sites, government databases, and health videos.
  • Health Source Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Scholarly articles and information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as herbal & nutritional supplements.
  • Heritage Quest Online  
      
    American genealogical sources, including primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
  • Infotrac Custom Journals
    Articles from scholarly journals and other publications.
  • Infotrac Custom Newspapers
    Over 2,600 college, local, regional, national, and international newspapers. Includes the Honolulu Star Advertiser, the Molokai Dispatch, and Ka Leo O Hawaii (UH Manoa).
  • JSTOR  
      
    A wide range of content in a trusted digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content.
  • LegalForms  
      
    State-specific and multi-state legal forms, plus a directory of attorneys and a dictionary of legal terms written in plain language.
  • LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations  
      
    Information on parent and subsidiary businesses worldwide, with in-depth details on directors, executives and their professional interactions.
  • Literature Resource Center - LRC  
      
    Up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world
  • Masterfile Premier
    Covers general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more, including reference books, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.
  • MEDLINE
    Journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature, with full-text articles when possible.
  • Mergent Online  
      
    Information on company finanicals, descriptions, history, property, subsidiaries officers and directors.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center  
      
    Financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks.
  • National Geographic Virtual Library  
      
    The complete archive of the magazine through to the mid-1990s, including every page and photograph.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    Over 1,000 full-text newspapers from around the world.
  • Novelist  
      
    A guide to fiction, including read-alikes, reading lists, and reviews.
  • PowerSpeak Languages  
      
    Online language training in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Japanese, Korean, and English as a Second Language.
  • Proquest Digital Microfilm
    Honolulu newspapers in their published format, including all the ads and inserts. Honolulu Advertiser: Jan. 1, 2008 to May 31, 2010. Honolulu Star-Advertiser & Honolulu Advertiser: June 1, 2010 to current. Hint: use the Hawaii Newspaper Index first to determine the publication, date, and page number for articles on your topic.
  • Regional Business News
    Regional domestic and international business publications.
  • Science in Context  
      
    Contextual information significant science topics with reference content, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
  • Small Business Reference Center
    Information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans.
  • Teacher Reference Center
    Journal articles and other periodicals for K-12 instructors.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center  
      
    Information on colleges and scholarships, on-line practice tests, and test preparation eBooks.
  • U.S. History in Contex  
      
    Contextual information including reference content, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
  • Ulrichsweb  
      
    Detailed information on periodicals, including abstracting & indexing coverage, full-text database coverage, tables of contents, and reviews written by librarians.
  • World History in Context  
      
    Contextual information including reference content, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Databases on the Web

  • Directory of Open Access Journals
    Free, full text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects.
  • Global Terrorism Database
    Systematic data on domestic and international terrorists incidents from 1970 through 2010.
  • Hawaiian Legends Index
    Discover Hawaiian legends in English. Subjects indexed include: places, mythological and historical figures, plants, animals, objects and activities, human characteristics, and geographical features.

Online Training from the Hawaii Public Library

  • ARRC (Auto Repair Reference Center)  
      
    Up-to-date repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.
  • Chilton Library  
      
    Authoritative automotive repair information for the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus specialty models.
  • Hi Tech Academy
    Computer and technology training from the Microsoft IT Academy. Includes basic Digital Literacy and advanced training for those interested in obtaining Microsoft Certification.
  • PowerSpeak Languages  
      
    Online language training in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Japanese, Korean, and English as a Second Language.
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