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Databases

Most Used Databases

Academic OneFile (Gale) (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Millions of scholarly and academic articles covering all topics.

OmniFile (EBSCOhost) (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Academic and scholarly articles covering a wide range of subject areas.

Gale eBooks (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Complete, full-text books covering most topics including subject-specific encyclopedias.

For off-campus access visit the Library page in Blackboard.

For any questions please contact the library at 520-494-5286 or at library@centralaz.edu.

*Off campus access is limited to Central Arizona College students, faculty and staff.

*Please review the library’s Online Resource Usage Policy before using these online resources.

Alphabetical List of All Databases

ABC-CLIO eBooks (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
A collection of eBooks covering multiple subject areas, including history, business, geography, health, literature, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, science, and more.

Academic OneFile (Gale) (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Millions of scholarly and academic articles covering all topics.

Agriculture Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
From Gale, discover a comprehensive periodical collection supporting research in agriculture and related fields.

American Mosaic: African American Experience (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
This resource contains a variety of sources to learn about the history and culture of African Americans.

American Mosaic: American Indian Experience (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
This resource contains a variety of sources that explores the histories and cultures of American Indians in the United States.

American Mosaic: Latino American Experience (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
This resource contains a variety of sources to learn about the history and culture of Latino Americans.

Biography in Context (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
From Gale, Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people.

Bloom’s Literature (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Literary criticism and author biographies.

Business Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, contains full-text coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, and business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications, which are updated daily. Complementing these titles is a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

Chilton Library (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

CINAHL (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
CINAHL is the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health and contains authoritative articles related to nursing and other health related fields.

Communication and Mass Media Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, meets the needs of researchers with journal articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature.

Contemporary Women’s Issues Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, offers comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women’s lives across the globe. Users will find timely and historically relevant content on topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

CQ Researcher (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Government, political, historical, public policy, and current affair topics are covered from both the national and global perspectives.

Criminal Justice Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism; training for paralegal service; preparing for a career in homeland security; delving into forensic science; investigating crime scenes; developing policy; going to court; writing sociological reports; and much more.

Culinary Arts Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, offers a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as book reference content from Delmar.

Diversity Studies Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
From Gale, discover a comprehensive periodical collection supporting research in diversity studies and related fields.

eBook Collection (EBSCO) (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
A growing collection of books covering a wide range of topics including the social and natural sciences, history, health and nutrition, and even homework help.

Encyclopedia Britannica (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Online comprehensive and authoritative encyclopedia.

Entrepreneurship Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
From Gale, discover a comprehensive collection of periodicals supporting business school students and entrepreneurs.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, answer inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage journals and reference content from Delmar and diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policymakers, and corporate interests.

Films on Demand (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Full-length, streaming videos covering a wide range of subject areas including selections from Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

Fine Arts Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, places millions of articles at the fingertips of serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Gale eBooks (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Complete, full-text books covering most topics including subject-specific encyclopedias.

Gale Health and Wellness (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more.

Gale Power Search (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Search all available Gale databases and modules from just one place.

Gardening and Horticulture Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, focuses on the practical aspects and the scientific theory of horticulture studies. Gardening and Horticulture offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects access to important content relevant to their pursuits.

Gender Studies Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
From Gale, discover a comprehensive periodical collection supporting research in gender studies and related fields.

Global Issues in Context (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles covering a range of global issues.

Health and Medicine Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, includes information created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This database is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on a complete range of healthcare topics.

Issues & Controversies (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Provides an overview and in-depth information on current issues and controversies.

Issues & Controversies in American History (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Provides an overview and in-depth information on current issues and controversies.

LegalTrac (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, provides indexing for law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals. The American Association of Law Libraries endorses LegalTrac, and its special advisory committee selects, reviews, and enhances the content of this resource. This database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, and British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.

LitFinder (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Includes literary criticism about authors and their works, as well as some primary sources written by the authors.

Newsbank: Access World News (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Contains news articles from hundreds of U.S. regional and national newspapers, wire services and news broadcasts.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
From Gale, discover a comprehensive collection of periodicals and reference content supporting health care professionals.

OmniFile (EBSCOhost) (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Academic and scholarly articles covering a wide range of subject areas.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Contains essays from both supporters and critics of many controversial topics, as well as related magazine and journal articles, statistics, news items and more.

Pop Culture Studies Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
From Gale, discover a comprehensive collection of periodicals supporting pop culture.

Pop Culture Universe (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
A collection of articles on pop culture from the 1920s to present day topics.

Psychology Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, supports research in all fields of psychology: abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social, and all areas of applied psychology. Researchers, psychologists, counselors, and behavioral scientists will discover relevant information from the thoughts, views, discoveries, and reports found in this comprehensive collection.

Religion and Philosophy Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, covers topics of philosophies and religions in one comprehensive collection. Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily, Religion and Philosophy supports a broad range of topics from theological approaches to social issues.

Salem Health (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
This includes the following sets: Cancer, Genetics, Magill’s Medical Guide, and Psychology & Mental Health. These are in-depth and authoritative resources that cover the clinical, social, and ethical aspects of mental and physical health. These eBooks contain information on diseases, mental disorders and human behavior, genetic disorders and syndromes, current treatments, health demographics, physiology, microbiology, and more.

Salem History (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
An online collection of authoritative sources about historical documents, events, and people.

Salem Literature (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Online access to Masterplots and the Critical Survey of Long Fiction.

Salem Science (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Online access to the Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues and the Encyclopedia of Global Warming.

Science in Context (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
From Gale, Science in Context is an engaging online resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics.

U.S. History Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)

From Gale, contains scholarly journals and magazines that can be used by novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. Updated daily, U.S. History offers balanced coverage of events in U.S. history and scholarly work being established in the field.

Vocations and Careers Collection (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
From Gale, discover a comprehensive collection of periodicals supporting vocational education and career research.

Worldcat (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. It also includes a great tool for citing your resources. Look up your title and click on “Cite/Export” and select your citation style.

Databases by Subject

Multidisciplinary

ABC-CLIO eBooks

Academic OneFile (Gale)

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

Encyclopedia Britannica

Films on Demand

Gale eBooks

Gale Power Search

OmniFile (EBSCOhost)

Worldcat

Administration of Justice

Criminal Justice Collection

LegalTrac

Agriculture

Agriculture Collection

Gardening and Horticulture Collection

Art

Fine Arts Collection

Automotive

Chilton Library

Biographies

Biography in Context

Business

Business Collection

Entrepreneurship Collection

Vocations and Careers Collection

Diversity

Diversity Studies Collection

Environment

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

Salem Science

Gender Studies

Contemporary Women’s Issues Collection

Gender Studies Collection

History

American Mosaic: African American Experience

American Mosaic: American Indian Experience

American Mosaic: Latino American Experience

Salem History

U.S. History Collection

Literature

Bloom’s Literature

Communication and Mass Media Collection

LitFinder

Salem Literature

News

Newsbank: Access World News

Nursing, Health, and Wellness

CINAHL

Culinary Arts Collection

Gale Health and Wellness

Gardening and Horticulture Collection

Health and Medicine Collection

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Salem Health Series

Pop Culture

Pop Culture Studies Collection

Pop Culture Universe

Pro/Con

Issues & Controversies

Issues & Controversies in American History

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Science

Salem Science

Science in Context

Social Sciences

Psychology Collection

Religion and Philosophy Collection

eBooks

Alphabetical List of All eBook Databases

ABC-CLIO eBooks (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
A collection of eBooks covering multiple subject areas, including history, business, geography, health, literature, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, science, and more.

eBook Collection (EBSCO) (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
A growing collection of books covering a wide range of topics including the social and natural sciences, history, health and nutrition, and even homework help.

For off-campus access visit the Library page in Blackboard.

For any questions please contact the library at 520-494-5286 or at library@centralaz.edu.

*Off campus access is limited to Central Arizona College students, faculty and staff.

*Please review the library’s Online Resource Usage Policy before using these online resources.

Encyclopedia Britannica (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Online comprehensive and authoritative encyclopedia.

Gale eBooks (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Complete, full-text books covering most topics including subject-specific encyclopedias.

Salem Health (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
This includes the following sets: Cancer, Genetics, Magill’s Medical Guide, and Psychology & Mental Health. These are in-depth and authoritative resources that cover the clinical, social, and ethical aspects of mental and physical health. These eBooks contain information on diseases, mental disorders and human behavior, genetic disorders and syndromes, current treatments, health demographics, physiology, microbiology, and more.

Salem History (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
An online collection of authoritative sources about historical documents, events, and people.

Salem Literature (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Online access to Masterplots and the Critical Survey of Long Fiction.

Salem Science (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Online access to the Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues and the Encyclopedia of Global Warming.

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Streaming Videos

Alphabetical List of All Streaming Video Databases

Films on Demand (Off-campus? Go to Blackboard.)
Full-length, streaming videos covering a wide range of subject areas including selections from Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

For off-campus access visit the Library page in Blackboard.

For any questions please contact the library at 520-494-5286 or at library@centralaz.edu.

*Off campus access is limited to Central Arizona College students, faculty and staff.

*Please review the library’s Online Resource Usage Policy before using these online resources.

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RefWorks

The CAC Library is proud to present RefWorks.

RefWorks is an easy to use citation manager that can help you build a works cited or bibliography page with the click of a button. With RefWorks you can…

  • Access and manage research information online, from any browser.
  • Import references from CAC Library databases and websites.
  • Generate and format bibliographies in virtually any style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) in seconds.

RefWorks is offered free to all CAC students and you can set up your account any time you are ready.  Simply follow the link below and create your account using your campus e-mail address.  After you create your account, RefWorks offers an easy tutorial when you get started.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a librarian or the Learning Center staff with any other questions you might have.

Topic Guides

Welcome to the Topic Guides for the Central Arizona College Libraries. These pages will help connect you to library resources and reliable websites to assist you in your research. Several of the guides are designed for particular courses, but most cover a general topic for any user. If you have any questions, or if you would like to see another subject added, please contact the CAC libraries at 520-494-5286 and ask to speak with a librarian. Thank you.

Government Documents

Government documents provide the public with an enormous amount of information, including statistics and research spanning such broad topics as healthcare, education, science, space research, the environment, and politics.

The Central Arizona Signal Peak library participates in the Federal Depository Library Program (Depository 0022A). The government documents are available to college students, staff, faculty, and the general public to browse and check out.  They are located in the government documents area on the second floor of the library, and are organized by the government documents classification (SuDoc) system. Library staff will be glad to assist anyone needing assistance in accessing any government document.

*Please note that government documents made available through the Government Printing Office are not limited in access. For assistance in locating government documents, contact a librarian or visit our government documents topic guide.

The library makes much of its selected government documents accessible through linked records in the library’s online catalog; these links can be accessed at the library with the assistance of library staff or from home. Staff can help to find government documents and other collection items in the online catalog.

There is also a dedicated computer workstation set aside on the 2nd floor to access online government documents.

Search now for government documents:

Search for Government Documents in the library’s online catalog.

Go to the Central Arizona College Library’s Government Documents Topic Guide.

Get information on bills and Congressional activity at Congress.gov.

Search the Government Printing Office’s online catalog.

Search the U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal USA.gov.

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