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5.2.5: Specialized Library Databases- Videos, Ebooks, and More!

  • Page ID
    241988
    • Walter D. Butler; Aloha Sargent; and Kelsey Smith
    • Pasadena City College, Cabrillo College, and West Hills Community College
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    Your go-to databases for finding scholarly journal articles, newspaper articles, and magazine articles will probably come from EBSCO, ProQuest, and Gale. But what about videos, ebooks, and other special resources? Finding these types of resources will require you to become familiar with specialized databases that your library might subscribe to. Below are charts categorized by resource type listing some of the more popular databases. Your library may subscribe to only a few of these databases or even other databases not listed here, so make sure to always check with a librarian about what resources are available to you.

    Chart of library video databases and the types of videos they contain
    LIBRARY DATABASES WITH VIDEOS TYPES OF VIDEOS
    Literary Reference Center Plus Mostly documentary and instructional
    Small Business Reference Center Mostly documentary and instructional
    Feature Film for Education Collection Mostly documentary and instructional
    Films on Demand Popular movies
    Swank Popular movies
    chart of library ebook databases and the types of ebooks they contain
    LIBRARY DATABASES WITH EBOOKS TYPES OF EBOOKS
    eBook Collection All types of eBooks
    JSTOR Nonfiction eBooks
    Literary Reference Center Plus Reference
    specialized library databases and the subjects they focus on.
    SPECIALIZED LIBRARY DATABASES TYPES OF RESOURCES
    Business Source Complete Business articles and research
    Criminal Justice Abstracts Criminal justice articles and research
    Education Research Complete Education articles and research
    Lexicomp - Dental Drug information and clinical content
    Masterfile Premier Reference publications, biographies, and image colletions
    Opposing Viewpoints Pro and con arguments for current social, political, and scientific issues
    Oxford Music Online Information on music including composers, performers, and music concepts

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