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Academic OneFile

Collection of journal articles, abstracts, ebooks, and magazine & newspaper articles, covering all subjects.

AccessScience

Articles from McGraw-Hill’s Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.

Art Abstracts

Covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film and architecture.

Art Museum Image Gallery

Documentation of art work from around the world, includes Native American, Inuit, ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Japanese, and Chinese.

ARTstor

Digital library in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.

AtoZ World Travel

Travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and restaurants, culture, and language.

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BHA and RILA

European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007 from the Getty Research Institute.

Biography In Context

Biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.

Book Review Digest Plus

Reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, providing review excerpts and full-text reviews (1983-present). Includes children’s books as well as books for adults and young adults.

Business Collection

Coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.

Business Insights: Global

Company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports.

Business Source Complete

Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics.

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Career Coach

Provides the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training (via LaGuardia’s Center for Career & Professional Development).

CINAHL Complete

The Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) provides scholarly and professional journal articles, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons, and test preparations, from 1937- present.

Computer Database

Business and technical publications in the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries.

Contemporary Women’s Issues

A focus on critical issues and events influencing women’s lives in more than 190 countries with content from mainstream periodicals, “gray” literature, and the alternative press.

Credo Reference

Reference library of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and books of quotations.

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Ebook Central

Access to electronic books that can be searched as a collection or accessed as individual titles through our library’s online catalog. See the video tutorial.

EBSCO eBook Collection

Access to electronic books that can be searched as a collection or accessed as individual titles through our library’s online catalog.

EBSCOhost Espanol (Spanish)

Spanish-language interface to select EBSCO databases (articles are in English and databases must be searched in English).

EconLit

The American Economic Association’s electronic database.

Education Source

Articles from education journals, periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks. 

Educator’s Reference Complete

Access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties. Also contains federal and international reports and publications.

ERIC (via EBSCO)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education; contains digests, abstracts for journal articles, research reports, conference papers, books, and teaching guides.

ERIC (web interface)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education; contains digests, abstracts for journal articles, research reports, conference papers, books, and teaching guides.

Ethnic NewsWatch

An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) database of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.

Expanded Academic ASAP

Resource for academic research. Includes scholarly journals and selected general interest titles in a wide variety of subjects.

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Foreign Policy

Originally-reported articles focusing on leading global issues in national security, technology, markets, and energy & resources.

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Gale Literary Sources

Author biographies, bibliographies, and literary criticism, including Shakespearean, contemporary, poetry, nineteenth-century, and short story criticisms.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Variety of reference books covering arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, information & publishing, law, library science, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation & world, religion, science, social science, and technology.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: General Reference

Variety of reference books covering arts, biography, business, education, environment, general reference, history, information & publishing, law, library science, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation & world, religion, science, social science, and technology.

Gender Studies Collection

Collection of journal articles, abstracts, ebooks, and magazine & newspaper articles, covering all subjects.

General OneFile

Collection of journal articles, abstracts, ebooks, and magazine & newspaper articles, covering all subjects.

Global Issues In Context

Contains news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, and statistics.

Global Road Warrior

Country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language.

GreenFILE

Information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.

Grove Art Online

Scholarly art encyclopedia, covering both Western and non-Western art.

Grove Music Online

Contains full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic

Articles as well as generic drug patient education sheets from the American Hospital Formulary Service Consumer Medication Information (AHFSCM) guide.

HeinOnline Government, Politics and Law

U.S. statutory materials, U.S. congressional documents, U.S. treaties, constitutions of the world, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to state and federal case law.

History Reference Center

Collection of articles from history periodicals, reference books, encyclopedias, and non-fiction books.

Humanities Source

Humanities articles: art, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, literary criticism, music, the performing arts, philosophy & religion.

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ICE Video Library

International Clinical Educator’s (ICE) library includes streaming video collections of real patients and therapists in occupational therapy and physical therapy programs, as well as downloadable texts and workbooks with assignments, and practice labs.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners.

Informe Academico

Access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals both from and about Latin America.

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JoVe General Laboratory Techniques

Video modules demonstrating how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions.

JSTOR

Scholarly journal articles in area studies, art, business & economics, history, humanities, law, medicine & allied health, science & mathematics, and social sciences. See the video tutorial.

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Kids InfoBits

For beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

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LearningExpress

Provides test preparation and practice tests (such as TOEFL, GED, TEAS, CNA, TASC, CLEP, and firefighters’ exam) as well as self-testing on math, writing, and grammar. Includes job search and workplace skills preparation. Must create an account to use.

Legal Source

Articles from 1908 to the present on current issues and trends of the legal world.

LegalTrac

Indexing for major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals.

Litfinder

Poems and poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.

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MagillOnLiterature Plus

Critical analyses and brief plot summaries (from the Masterplots series) of literary works, as well as author biographies and essays.

MAS Ultra

Popular magazine database specifically for high school libraries.

MathSciNet

Articles, reviews, abstracts, and citations dealing with mathematical sciences.

MEDLINE Complete

Information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences (1870-present).

MedlinePlus

Consumer and professional health and medical information, drug information, and a medical dictionary. Contains overviews of health and care issues, tutorials and clinical trial information.

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The National Academies Press

Reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Includes ebooks on a wide range of topics in science.

Nature

Research in all fields of science and technology (1997-present).

New England Journal of Medicine

New medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinions on biomedical science and clinical practice (1975-present).

New York Slavery Records Index

Compiled by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, this is a publicly searchable compilation of records that identify individual enslaved persons and their owners, beginning as early as 1525 and ending during the Civil War.

The New York Times (via nytimes.com — register using your LaGuardia email address)

  1. Click on “Register” to create a NYTimes.com account using your school email address.
  2. If your email address is from an eligible school, you will then see “Check your email.” Click on the link in our confirmation.
  3. If you don’t get the confirmation email, check your spam filter. If you still do not receive it, send an email from your school email account to edu@nytimes.com.

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The Online Books Page

Open-access electronic books, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Source for information on today’s most controversial and talked about social issues; features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, websites, and magazine & newspaper articles.

Oxford Art Online

Visual arts includes painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts, and photography.

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Pivot

Locate and secure research funding, courtesy of the Grants Office.

PLOS Biology

Open-access medical journal from the Public Library of Science (PLOS) (2004-present).

PLOS Medicine

Open-access medical journal from the Public Library of Science (PLOS) (2004-present).

Project Muse

A collection of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and more.

PsycARTICLES

Articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and allied organizations.

PsycINFO

Abstracts and some full-text to journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations from major psychological organizations.

PubMed

Citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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Readers’ Guide

Contains popular general-interest journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Regional Business News

Coverage of business journals, newspapers, and newswires within the U.S. (1984-present)

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SAGE All Journals

Articles in health sciences, social sciences & humanities, materials sciences & engineering, and life & biomedical sciences.

Science In Context

Articles from national and global publications as well as experiments and projects.

Science magazine

Scientific research, global news, and commentary. Includes ScienceNOW, a collection of daily news briefs (1997-present).

ScienceDirect

Articles in the physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

SciFinder

Collection of chemical substances, reactions and literature references. Must create an account to use.

The Serials Directory

Access to bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials.

Social Explorer

Demographic data, maps, and profile reports of the United States.

SpringerLink

Scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works.

Statista

Provides access to recent statistics and studies including market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and government databases.

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TableBase

Comprised of tables with the following information: market share, market size, capacity, production, imports, exports, sales, product and brand rankings, forecasts, healthcare statistics, and demographics.

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U.S. History In Context

Includes reference works, millions of news and periodical articles, as well as rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers.

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Vault

Provides detailed information on companies, industries, and professions.

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Wiley Online Library

Covers life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

World History In Context

Contains primary sources and multi-media content aligned with state and national curriculum standards.

WorldCat

Find books in other libraries.


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