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Academic Search Complete, MasterFile Complete
A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 9,900 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
Acland Anatomy provides cadaver-based anatomy instructional videos covering the human body, including videos showing dissection and videos showing natural body movement.

America: History and Life
Covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present with full-text coverage of more than 230 journals and nearly 100 books.

Berg Fashion Library
Provides content on world dress and fashion throughout history, including the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, many e-books on fashion and other full-text reference titles, images, timelines and more. Of interest to students in disciplines such as fashion design, anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, theatre, and cultural studies.

Business Source Elite
Full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. Also includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc. Business Source Elite offers full text for nearly 1,000 business publications and more than 10,000 company profiles.

California Digital Newspaper Collection
A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the present. Includes back issues of the SMC Corsair.

Cambridge Companions Online
A series of over 600 e-books offering introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, composers, topics, and periods. Includes essays on literature, poetry, theatre, philosophy, music, religion, history and culture.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Provides complete coverage of the professional literature in nursing, 14 allied health disciplines and health sciences librarianship. In addition, there are over 560 journals in full text.

CollegeSource Online
Features over 11,300 college catalogs in complete cover-to-cover original page format including 2-year, 4-year, graduate, and professional schools.

Communication and Mass Media Complete
A resource for students, researchers, and educators interested in any and all aspects of communication and mass media.

Corsair Archive, 1929-2011
Santa Monica College Corsair newspaper archive in fulltext, 1929-June 2011. Corsair content from August 2011 to present is at (includes online-only content) and (print editions.) Part of the California Digital Newspaper Collection.

Country Reviews provide geographical, political, economic, corporate and environmental information for every country in the world. Country Wire is compiled from the wire services on the latest political, economic, corporate, and environmental events on a country by country basis.

Current Biography
More than 15,000 full text biographies and more than 9,400 obituaries from all of the volumes of Current Biography Yearbook, from 1940 to the present. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, and keywords.

Drama Online
Includes full texts of plays from across the history of the theatre, ranging from Aeschylus to the present day. Includes non-English-language works in translation, scholarly and critical editions, first night program texts, and critical analysis and contextual information. Critical interpretations, theatre history surveys and major reference works on authors, movements, practitioners, periods and genres are included alongside performance and practitioner texts, acting and backstage guides.

Ebsco Ebook Collection
Provides the full-text of thousands of ebooks from selected academic and commercial publishers, as well as the full-text of a large number of older works in the public domain. Requires Adobe Digital Editions to download and read items offline. You will also need to create an Ebsco account to download an ebook.

Encyclopedia Americana
Includes 45,000 articles, plus thousands of hypertext links to web sites featuring additional data. It is updated quarterly.

Encyclopedia, Funk and Wagnalls New World
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals.

Films on Demand
Contains more than 26,000 educational films and 263,000 film segments that are available online in streaming video format. The videos cover a broad range of topics including art, business, social sciences, education, health, medicine, history, physical sciences, philosophy, religion, performing arts, English, geography, and psychology.

Full-text editions of selected classic drama, novels, short stories, and informational texts, annotated for seven literary elements. Contains background information, glossary, index and graphics. List of all titles available.

Health Source
Health Source: Consumer Edition offers information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Has full text for nearly 300 journals.

HeinOnline Academic Trial Only until 12-15-20
Government document and legal research database including U. S. statutory material, U.S Congressional documents, scholarly journals, constitutions and treatises.

Back issues of over 300 scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines: African American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, Archeology, Art and Architecture, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, Geography, History, Language & Literature, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Music, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Slavic Studies, Sociology and Statistics.

Literary Sources
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Los Angeles Times, Historical (1881 - 1992)
The Los Angeles Times (1881-1992) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. See National Newspapers (U.S.) for current issues of the Los Angeles Times.

Magill On Literature and Authors
Critical analyses and plot summaries of the most studied works in the history of literature. Includes information on over 1,500 notable authors. Magill On Authors covers long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists and philosophers.

Search abstracts from over 4,600 biomedical journals for information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

Military and Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 350 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 450 titles.

Newspaper Source Plus
Provides selected full text for many U.S. and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 800 U.S. regional newspapers.

Nursing Resources
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines and also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Clinical Pharmacology provides access to information for prescription drugs, herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new and investigational drugs. CINAHL provides indexing for over 500 journals in nursing and other allied health disciplines.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Pro and con viewpoint articles on current social issues, reference articles that provide context and overview, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more.

Oxford Art Online
Includes Grove Art Online, the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, covering every aspect of the visual arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day.

Oxford English Dictionary
Considered the most authoritative and comprehensive English language dictionary in the world. Includes information on the English language, its history, and the social, cultural, and political influences that have shaped the language through the centuries. Includes historical thesaurus. Also known as OED Online.

Oxford Music Online
Encyclopedia including articles on Western classical music, jazz, non-Western, folk music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship. 51,000 articles offer overviews of topics from a scholarly perspective and include extensive bibliographies.

Oxford Reference Online
Over 130 dictionaries and reference titles from a wide range of subjects.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Provides coverage of nearly 550 full text journals, covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

Readers' Guide Retrospective 1890-1982
Comprehensive indexing of general-interest periodicals. Coverage includes the years 1890 through 1982.

Regional Business News
Regional Business News provides full text coverage for regional business publications. Includes coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Safari Books Online
Almost 50,000 electronic books on computing, technology and business topics. (login required to use this resource)

Science Full Text Select
Coverage includes popular science magazines as well as professional journals. Also covers The New York Times Science Section. Full text coverage begins in January 1995.

Science Magazine
Online version of the weekly scientific news magazine, Science. Access to content published from 1997 up to the current issue.

US Newsstream
Local, regional and national news coverage from selected newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post and USA Today.

Youth Resources
Resources of interest to primary and secondary school students. MAS Ultra School Edition, Primary Search, Ebsco Animals and the Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia include full text for more almost 600 popular general interest and current events publications, more than 500 full text pamphlets, 252 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,132 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.