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Welcome to WVC Library: List of Databases

Search West Valley College Databases

To access the West Valley databases you must use your school email address. Instructions can be found here.

Also see the West Valley College Library Hompage or the the full OneSearch Interface

Magazine, Newspaper, Scholarly Journal, and Reference Articles

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) 
Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)
Full-text major newspaper articles.

Credo Reference
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, thesauri, quotations, 200,000+ images and audio files.

New York Times 
World-class journalism to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. If using New York Times for the first time or need information on how to create an account/login use the New York Times Guide

World News Digest 
World news coverage since 1940.


Literary Criticism and Biographies

Biography Reference Center (EBSCO)
Biographical reference collections and magazines.

Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCO)
Literary criticism, plot summaries & biographies.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Literary criticism, topic overviews, literary movements, plot summaries & biographies.


CQ Researcher
In-depth, unbiased coverage of "hot issues."

Facts on Files 
"Hot issues" and newspapers since 1940.

Global Issues in Context (Gale)
Today's world issues from a global perspective.

Point of View Reference Center (EBSCO)
In-depth, unbiased coverage of "hot issues."


eBooks and Streaming Videos

Feature Films for Education
Collection of educational, blockbuster, animations, foreign, and classic films from Films on Demand. Titles within the collection offer full public performance rights and copyright protection for curriculum classroom screenings.

National Theater
Access to 30 filmed live performances, film adaptations, and audio plays.

Films on Demand
Academic, vocational, and life skills videos in Humanities and Sciences.

FMG Archival Films & Newsreels Collection
Collection of streaming historical events captured on film.

EBSCO eBook Collection
Full text books online across a variety of topics.

Ebook Central (ProQuest)
Full text books online covering various subjects. 

Safari Technical Books Online
Collection of technical and software/application textbooks. If using Safari Technical Books Online for the first time or need information on how to create an account/login use the O’Reilly Safari eBooks Instruction Guide.

Art, Music, and Architecture

International Bibliography of Theater and Dance
Scholarly journal, and magazine articles.

Over two million images from 280 collections support teaching and research.

Grove Art Online
Dictionary of Art & Oxford Companion to Western Art.

Oxford Music Online
Scholarly journal, and magazine articles.

Business, Communication, Demographics, and Statistics

Business Insights: Global (Gale)
Detailed coverage on international business includes data analysis, statistics, full text articles, and case studies,

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
Scholarly journal, magazine & newspaper articles.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source (EBSCO)
Magazine articles and reference sources.

Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Communication journals covering all related disciplines, including media studies, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse. 

Country Watch
Demographics, health, education & cultural indicators

Legal Reference Center (EBSCO)
Legal reference and forms for the general public

Small Business Resource Center (Gale)
Information on starting and managing a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more.


America: History and Life (EBSCO)
Scholarly journal and magazine articles.

American Indian Experience
Reference, primary sources & authoritative articles.

U.S History in Context (Gale)
Primary sources, reference sources, multimedia, and newspaper articles on U.S. events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people

Science, Health, and Medicine

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
Scholarly and news articles, statistics, multimedia, and primary sources on emerging green technologies, issues on the environment, sustainability and more

Information on diseases, conditions & wellness issues.

U.S. National Institutes of Health's journal articles.

Science Reference Center
Full-text reference sources and articles.

Today's Science
Science news & interviews written for students.

Education and Careers

College Catalogs
2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional & international.

Job and Career Accelerator (EBSCO)
Collection of job search and career exploration tools

Vocational Studies Complete (EBSCO)
Full-text information for vocational programs.


Other Databases

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