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  • Reference Universe
    Find electronic and print reference works. Reference Universe searches the indexes of more than 40,000 electronic and print specialized reference works from over 750 publishers.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Access to a collection of over 60 electronic encyclopedias on a variety of topics including business, law, history, medicine, science and many other subjects.
  • Films on Demand
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Databases Covering Multiple Subjects

  • Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)
    A scholarly, full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Covers virtually every academic subject. 
  • ProQuest
    ProQuest contains full-text articles from over 5,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers.  It is a collection of databases including Research Library, Family Health, ABI/Inform Trade & Industry, National Newspapers, and Washington Newsstand.
  • CQ Researcher
    The single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
    Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center brings together viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics and more.

Specialized Databases

  • Campus Research (Westlaw) - Legacy Interface
    Legacy, classic interface. See Westlaw Next for new interface.
  • ERIC
    ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is the major index for educational journals and documents.  Interlibrary loan is available for journals and documents that HC library does not own.  Ask a librarian for assistance.
  • J-Stor Arts and Sciences Collection I & II
    Academic research articles in a range of disciplines including: economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences.  Arts and Sciences Collection II covers archaeology, classics, and African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic studies.
  • Science Direct (SciVerse)
    Search for articles from 1200 Health & Life Sciences journals, 500 Physical Sciences journals, and 750 Social & Behavioral Science journals. Multidisciplinary database.

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