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ArtCyclopedia.com
ArtLex -- Art Dictionary
ARTstor
Books-In-Print
CQ Researcher
California Code of Regulations (Title 8)
Code of Federal Regulations (Title 29)
College Source
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Contemporary American Poetry Archive
Contemporary Authors
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select

Country Watch
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Dictionary of Philosophical Terms & Names
ERIC
ETOH - Alcohol & Alcohol Problems Science Database
Education Statistics at a Glance
Encyclopædia Britannica
Environmental Ethics
Episteme Links : Philosophy Resources on the Internet

Gale Biography In Context
Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health Reference Center Academic
HighWire Press
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (Sage Publications)
Issues & Controversies @ FACTS.com
Library of Congress Country Studies
Literature Resource Center
MedlinePlus
Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences
Philosophy Research Base
Pro & Con
ProQuest
Professional Collection
PsycARTICLES
PubMed
ReferenceUSA 
SIRS
Social Science Data Search
The Encyclopedia of Earth
Trials
U.S. Census Bureau
World Factbook

Databases by Subject
 

General/Current Issues
     ProQuest
    
SIRS
    
CQ Researcher
    
Encyclopædia Britannica
    
Issues & Controversies @ FACTS.com
    
Pro & Con
    
Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context
      
Gale Virtual Reference Library 
    
 Trials
      Sage Publications:
      (Hispanic Journal of  Behavioral
      Sciences)
     

Art
      ARTstor 
      ArtCyclopedia.com
     ArtLex -- Art Dictionary

Biography
    
Gale Biography In Context

Country Information
     Country Watch
     Library of Congress Country Studies

      
World Factbook

Education
    
College Source
     Professional Collection
    
ERIC
     Education Statistics at a Glance

The Environment
     California Code of Regulations (Title 8)
     Code of Federal Regulations (Title 29)
     Environmental Ethics
    
The Encyclopedia of Earth

Health/Medical/Psychology
     Health & Wellness Resource Center
     Health Reference Center Academic
     PsycARTICLES
     ETOH - Alcohol & Alcohol Problems Science Database
     HighWire Press
     MedlinePlus
    
     PubMed

Literature
   
Contemporary Authors
   
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
   
Dictionary of Literary Biography
    Literature Resource Center

    
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
    Contemporary American Poetry Archive
   

Philosophy
     A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms & Names
     Episteme Links : Philosophy Resources on the Internet
     Philosophy Research Base

Social Sciences
    
Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Statistics
    
Social Science Data Search
     U.S. Census Bureau

Other
     Books-In-Print
      

 

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ProQuest is an extensive periodicals and newspapers database covering social issues, business,
health, science, economics, current events and more. Over 2200 full-text journal titles plus the full text
of the Los Angeles Times and New York Times.
On-campus users
Off-campus users (through AccessRIO)


SIRS is a database with thousands of full-text articles in the areas of social science, science, health,
economics, business, political and global issues.
On-campus users
Off-campus users (through AccessRIO)


ArtCyclopedia.com search by artist, title of artwork, name or location of museum.              
All users  


ArtLex -- Art Dictionary ArtLex has more that 3,600 terms covering all aspects of art.  ArtLex     
provides basic definitions of art terms, many with illustrations, quotations, pronunciation notes and
links to other resources on the Web.
All users        


ARTstor Digital Library provides more than one million images with tools for teaching and research. Its collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates from all over the world (read the full list here: http://www.artstore.org/collections). The collections encompass a wide variety of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more (find sample subject guides here: http://www.artstor.org/subjectguides). Users need to register the first time they access the database on campus.
All users:  NOTE:  Register from a computer at Rio Hondo College first to access ARTstor off campus.  You must also have an email account to complete the registration process.  After that you will need to re-register at a computer at Rio Hondo College every 120 days.  For more information contact a Reference Librarian at (562) 908-3484


Books in Print is a source of information on the book publishing industry in the United States,
including titles, publishers, and books-out-of-print.
On-campus use only


CQ Researcher has full-text articles about current topics.  This is the online version of the
print (paper) publication CQ Researcher. The paper version can be found in the Library
periodical reading room (2nd floor).
On-campus
Off-campus users (through AccessRIO)


California Code of Regulations  "...contains the text of the regulations that have been formally adopted
by state agencies, reviewed and approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and filed with

the Secretary of State."  This Web site is updated weekly. Rio Hondo College students in the Environmental Technology course, ET250 will find Title 8 of special interest.
All users


Code of Federal Regulations "The Code of Federal Regulations" (CFR) is the codification
of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments
and agencies of the Federal Government.  It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation.  Each volume of the CFR is updated once each calendar year and is issued on a quarterly basis." Rio Hondo College students in the Environmental Technology course, ET250 will find Title 29 of special interest.
All users   


College Source Contains over 36,000 college catalogs in the original, full, cover-to-cover
page format for 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools. This virtual
library
also includes a search feature as well. Users can find colleges by: major, tuition, state, enrollment, degrees, and affiliation.
On-campus users
Off-campus users


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare  Offers a chronological/alphabetical listing of the plays in the categories of comedy/history/tragedy/(plus poetry).  Click on a title to access the complete text, them work with a scene or with the entire play. 
All users 


Contemporary American Poetry Archive  An electronic archive designed to make out-of-print
volumes of poetry available. It includes 49 books by 27 poets.  The texts are clearly printed and may be downloaded, but reprints require permission from electronic addresses that are listed along with each work's publication history. The ease of access to these poetry tests is among its most attractive features.
All users


Contemporary Authors provides comprehensive information on authors from all genres. Contemporary Authors helps researchers discover biographical details on approximately
116,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Current writers, as well as the most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century, and authors
from around the world are featured in this award-winning reference resource.
On campus users

Off-campus users (through AccessRIO)


Contemporary Literary Criticism Select    contains specially licensed critical essays and
excerpts for students and other researchers links to biographical profiles of today’s
most-studied authors. A subject/genre search will not only link to online entries, but will
cite relevant entries in all volumes of the print series.
On campus users

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Country Watch brings together key sets of political, economic, and business information for
public and private sector organizations. This database provides detailed information on a
country's economics, enterprise sectors, and environmental trends.
On-campus users
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Dictionary of Literary Biography The entries in the Dictionary of Literary Biography are rich,
insightful and engaging essays, from 3,000-5,000 words in length, profiling the lives and careers
of authors from all eras and genres. Each entry contains a summary of popular and critical
response to the author’s work; each is written by a recognized scholar on the author covered.
On campus users

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A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names  Contains 1,000 entries covering the terms and names
undergraduates are likely to encounter when studying philosophy.  Many biographical entries include portraits. Most entries suggest readings and generous cross-references and links to other online sources. Updated several times a year.
All users 


ERIC The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a federally-funded national information system for a broad range of education-related issues. It contains more than
2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts
from more than 980 educational and education-related journals.
All users    


ETOH This Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database is produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It contain more than 100,000 records on alcohol and alcoholism
All users 


Education Statistics At A Glance compiled by the National Center for
EducationStatistics (NCES), it consists of current and recent unabridged electronic
editions of five popular NCES publications.  Together, these sources provide a comprehensive overview of analysis of the state of education in the U.S. and comparisons
to other countries. Information and statistics are presented in narrative and tables.  This resource can be searched by browsing subject areas or by conducting keyword searches
of the full text and table titles.
All users


Encyclopædia Britannica includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's
Collegiate Dictionary. Use Encyclopædia Britannica to search an Internet
directory that includes more than 130,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.
On-campus users
Off-campus users (though AccessRIO)


Environmental Ethics  A searchable Web site containing writings in such applied areas as genetic engineering and nanotechnology, animals and vegetarianism, air and water pollution, and spirituality and the environment.
All users


Episteme Links : Philosophy Resources on Internet  Comprehensive but not overwhelming,
the searchable Web site is one of the best starting points for
philosophy resources on the Internet.  For individual philosophers, it selects on one easy-to-view page the most important online encyclopedia entries.  The other 17 main sections (topics, E-texts, images, papers, etc.) are similarly well selected and efficiently organized.
All users


Gale Biography In Context provides information on the lives of current and historical figures
from many fields of endeavor. Search by name, nationality, place, date, occupation, gender
or ethnicity for biographies, full-text articles, and portraits.
On-campus users
Off-campus users (through AccessRIO)


Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest
social issues…” “OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine,
academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images
and podcasts, and links to Websites…
On-campus users

Off-campus users (AccessRIO)


Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to more than 1,000 electronic reference titles
- called eBooks - in virtually any subject area including health, science, art, history, biography and
many more.
On-campus users
Off-campus users (through AccessRIO)
 


Health & Wellness Resource Center  is a comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that
provides integrated access to medical, health, and wellness information and includes the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine.  Health & Wellness Resource Center provides up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources. Additionally, consumers, students, and professionals are provided with descriptions of and links to several pertinent Web sites, selected for their usefulness and appropriateness.
On-campus users
Off-campus users (though AccessRIO)


Health Reference Center Academic  provides access to nursing and allied health journal articles, and a wide variety of personal health information. The personal health information includes consumer health magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, newspaper articles, topical overviews, and reference books.
On-campus users
Off-campus users (through AccessRIO)


HighWire Press  more than 850,000 free full-text articles in the biological, physical, medical, and social sciences.
All users


Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (Sage Publications)  the latest research and analyses on Hispanic issues. Each quarterly issue of HJBS brings you the latest theoretical work, research studies, and analyses you need to stay on top of this dynamic field.
All users   


Issues & Controversies @ FACTS.com  has up-to-date, in-depth, and objective
information on prominent and hotly debated issues.  Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies, and contact information augment the balanced and accurate coverage of current and historical events.
On-campus users
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Library of Congress Country Studies  the country studies series has become a
standard reference source of information about developed and developing nations.
All users    


Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of  authors from every age and literary discipline.
On-campus users
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MedlinePlus  A goldmine of authoritative and up-to-date health information from the world's
largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on more than 650 topics on diseases, conditions, and wellness. There are also a medical encyclopedia and medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information
from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. Searchable with an index.
All users 


The Encyclopedia of Earth  The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The content is
presented in a style intended to be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as
well as to the general public.
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Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences provides approximately 1000 entries covering  the disciplines of sociology, criminology, political science and women's study.  The focus of this dictionary is Canadian.  This dictionary is an electronic (database) version of a 900+ item dictionary authored by Gary Parkinson, Ph.D. and Robert Drislane, Ph.D.  The electronic version is fully searchable (both terms and definition text). 
Conversion was undertaken by ICAAP for Athabasca University.  This dictionary if
being offered free of charge to students, instructors, and anyone else interested in
learning more about the social sciences.
All users


Philosophy Research Base  PRB is a meta-index of Internet philosophy resources that links
to large philosophy sites and to specific subject subsections in those sites.  The resources are predominantly concerned with Western philosophy.  A search engine is also provided.  PRB adds value by offering an electronic newsletter that notifies about updates to the database.
All users


Pro & Con  from Congressional Digest Corp. is the online version of the independent monthly.  It contains
key legislative issues before Congress, and includes objective and single-topic coverage of major Supreme Court debates.                             
On-campus users
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Professional Collection is a custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators Thomson Gale database
that is updated daily and provides 24 hour access from school or home. The Professional Collection includes journals in the Arts and Humanities, Child and Adolescent Psychology and Development, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Health/Nutrition/Fitness, Learning Disabilities, Literature, School Law, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sports/Athletic Training.
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PsycARTICLES is a premium collection of full-text articles from major scholarly journals in   
the discipline of psychology. Most of the 58 APA journals included in PsycARTICLES now go back to volume 1, issue 1. The earliest journal is Psychological Review, which was started in 1894. The database also contains journals that are no longer published.
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PsycARTICLES is UNAVAILABLE midnight - 8am


PubMed  Direct link to the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database that allows you to access more than 11 million medical citations.
All users    


ReferenceUSA   NOTICE:  As of the end of May 2011 the subscription to he Reference USA has been cancelled at Rio Hondo College.  For information about how to access this database from another library please click on the links below.
On-campus users
Off-campus users (AccessRIO)


Social Science Data Search 
This Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) designed by UC Berkeley targets 800+ academic,
government agency, non-profit, and other web sites that provide high quality, downloadable statistical information and data sets. Emphasis is on data pertaining to the social sciences, health, developing countries, energy, natural resources, and the environment.
All users


U.S. Census Bureau  has the most user-friendly, high quality, and comprehensive Web sites
maintained by government agency.  Among the searchable site's features are customized maps
made on the spot, up-to-the-minute population projections, and a short promotional video. 
The point-and-click menus used to access tabulations of population, housing, economic, and
other data are well organized and should be particularly useful to undergraduate students.
All users


World Factbook  provides information on the history, people, government,
economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps
of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World,
a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
All users

 

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