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Online Databases    [text-only version]       

Databases in bold text are reserved for Rio Hondo Students only.

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

     ArtLex -- Art Dictionary

Gale Biography In Context

Country Information
     Country Watch
     Library of Congress Country Studies

College Source
 Professional Collection
     Education Statistics at a Glance

The Environment
     California Code of Regulations (Title 8)
     Code of Federal Regulations (Title 29)
     Environmental Ethics
     National Library for the Environment

     Health & Wellness Resource Center
     Health Reference Center Academic
     ETOH - Alcohol & Alcohol Problems Science Database
     HighWire Press

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

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
    Contemporary American Poetry Archive

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

Social Sciences
       Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Social Science Data Search
     U.S. Census Bureau



ProQuest is an extensive periodicals and newspapers database covering social issues, business,ProQuest icon
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) search by artist, title of artwork, name or location of museum.              
All users  

ArtLex -- Art Dictionary ArtLex has more that 2,600 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 is a rich subscription digital library that offers collections of art images and descriptiveARTstor digital image database
information as well as the software tools to enable active use of the collections. The ARTstor Library's   
content includes approximately 550,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology. 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 use only

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. Call Reference Desk x3484 for remote password access.
On-campus users
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Education
Statistics (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.
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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…” GOV features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text
magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites…
All users

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

Issues & Controversies @  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.
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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.
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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.
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National Library for the Environment  NLE is a single point of access to the world's
environmental information, and provides objective and scientifically sound information on a wide range of
environmental issues.  The main feature of NLE is the full text of approximately 600 Congressional
Research Service Reports dealing with environmental issues.  It also includes various other useful
sections such as the Population & Environment Linkages Service (Pop Environment) consists of Web sites on interesting
environmental topics, and a direct link to the Virtual Library of Ecology, Biodiversity, and the Environment
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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.
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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.
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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.                             
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(through AccessRIO)

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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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    

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.
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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.
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