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Adjunct Advocate Magazine

ALA Stonewall Book Awards: "The Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award are presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience."

All Music Guide - guide to all forms of music and musicians.

AMA style of citing sources 

American Fact Finder - facts, popular tables, and maps for the U.S., states, counties, towns, and American Indian Reservations.


APA style of citing electronic sources (Link takes you to "Research Tips" where you need to scroll down the page).

 

APA style of citing paper/print sources (Link takes you to "Research Tips" where you need to scroll down the page).

 

Applied Science and Technology Full Text Index (EBSCO) - index to articles about science and technology. This database is within EBSCO. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access EBSCO databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

ARTstor: "The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research." This link takes you to the Delta College Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access ARTstor from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

Art Full Text (EBSCO) - electronic index to articles covering a variety of art subjects. This database is within EBSCO. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access EBSCO databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

Art Index - paper index to fine arts periodicals and museum bulletins. This source is located on the Reference Shelves near the Reference Desk.

Art 151 and 152 Research Guide (PDF)

 

Art 255 Research Guide (PDF)

 

ArticleFirst  (FIRSTSEARCH) - index to articles based on the content pages of journals. This database is within FirstSearch. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access FirstSearch databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers 


Assessments - designing effective library assessments.


Assignments - examples of good library assignments.


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Bankrate - Info on mortgages, bank rates, credit cards, new and used auto loans, CD’s, etc.

Bartlett's Quotations website

Bay City Times Index - paper index to articles in the Bay City Times. This source is located on the index table next to the Reference Desk.

Bay County Library System 


Ben Carson Research Guide (PDF) 

Biography and Genealogy Master Index (INFOTRAC) - index to a wide range of biographical material. This database is within InfoTrac. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

Book Review Digest (EBSCO) - reviews of current English-language fiction and nonfiction books. This database is within EBSCO. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access EBSCO databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

Books - list of sources for finding books, including ValCat, the online catalog.


New Books at Delta College

        Check these links to see lists of new books purchased by Delta College Library:
        July 2012
        August 2012
        September 2012
        October 2012
        November 2012

Books on Colonial American Times Research Guide (PDF) 

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Business Full Text (EBSCO)  electronic index to articles covering a variety of business topics. This database is within EBSCO. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access EBSCO databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

Business Research Guide (PDF)
 

Business Periodicals Index - paper index to articles in business periodicals. This source is located on the index table next to the Reference Desk.

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Careers and Occupations Research Guide
 

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance website - accesses information of all Federal programs (grants) available to various organizations and the public.


Catalog of U.S. Government Publications website - indexes print and electronic Government information created by Federal agencies.


Census (U.S) website (See also American FactFinder listed above for more statistics)


Census DVD - provides information about the results of the census. Located at the Government Document Workstation near the Reference Desk.

Census (Michigan) website

 

ChiltonLibrary  (INFOTRAC) - Chilton's online database can be found within InfoTrac. This link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

Choosing a Topic - gives a list of possible topics for research as well as exploring topics and formulating keywords.


Chronicle of Higher Education - The Chronicle of Higher Education subscription is available only through Delta College computers located on-campus and through the Delta College web sites. This is one of the requirements of the Chronicle's contract. This Chronicle of Higher Education link takes you to the Library Newspaper web page. You can access the Chronicle of Higher Education from the Newspaper web page.

CINAHL PLUS - index to many full-text nursing and allied health journal and magazine articles. This link takes you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can access CINAHL Plus links for ON campus OR OFF campus access.

Citing Your Sources - shows how to cite using various styles, including MLA and APA. This link takes you to the Research Tips page. Once there, scroll down that web page.

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is located within the Federal Digital System (FDSys) website.

Collegiate Archives  
Online searchable Delta College Collegiate campus newspaper ranging from 1961 to 2011.

Computer Database (INFOTRAC) - index to computer-related articles. This computer database is located within InfoTrac. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

Congressional Directory website - provides information on members of Congress.

Congressional Hearings in Mirlyn (Library of Michigan)

 

Congressional Record (daily)  is located within the Federal Digital System (FDSys) website.  

 

Constitution of the United States: Analysis and Interpretation website

 

Country Studies/Area Handbooks - provides in-depth information for many countries.

Course Catalog

 

CultureGrams : "Today the CultureGrams series is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in the education, government, and non-profit arenas." There is ALL kinds of information here about countries.

Currency Exchange Rates websites - includes historical currency values. Here are two sites:

www.xe.com/ucc

 

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Delta College Collegiate Archives
Online searchable Delta College Collegiate campus newspaper ranging from 1961 to 2011.

Dental Journals and Magazines Research Guide (PDF)

Dentistry Research Guide (PDF)
 

Detroit Free Press - this link takes you to the Library Newspaper web page. You can access the Detroit Free Press through InfoTrac or the Detroit Free Press direct link.

Detroit News - this link takes you to the Newspaper web page. Newsbank contains full-text articles of the Detroit News.  

Detroit News Index - paper index to articles from the Detroit News. This is not a complete index, but this source is located on the Reference Shelves near the Reference Desk.

Dictionary of Occupational Titles website

 

Digital Public Library of America - "Efforts led by a range of organizations, including the Library of Congress, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, have successfully built resources that provide books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials, but these digital collections often exist in silos. The DPLA  brings these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage."

 

Dissertations and Theses (FirstSearch Worldcat)
This link takes you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can access Worldcat WITHIN FirstSearch. Worldcat will list books, as well as dissertations and theses, as provided to Worldcat from institutions and authors.

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eBooks - replaces NetLibrary as a source for online books. The Library of Michigan (MeL) provides access to this database.  This source can be found within the EBSCO database found on the Journals and Magazines web page.

EBSCO databases for finding full-text magazine and journal articles. ON-campus AND OFF-campus access can be found on the Journals and Magazines web page.

Economic Indicators website  provides information on Gross Domestic Product, National Income, and much more.

 

EDGAR SEC Filings and Forms website - provides financial information about public companies.
 
 

Education Full Text (EBSCO) - index to full-text education journal and magazine articles. This database is within EBSCO. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access EBSCO databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.
 

Engineering Research Guide (PDF)
 

ERIC   - index to published and unpublished journal and magazine articles, as well as other publications in the field of education. ERIC can be found in EBSCO, but this direct link takes you to the main ERIC website on the Web.

Essay and General Literature Index (EBSCO)  - index to essays, articles, collections of miscellaneous works. This database is within EBSCO. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

Essential Books on Michigan History Research Guide (PDF)
 

Evidence-Based Practice Research GUIDE (PDF)- this guide shows you how to find evidence-based journal articles, including a tutorial on how to use PubMed to find evidence-based articles.

Exams (Online tests such as Civil Service, GED, and more)

Expanded Academic ASAP (INFOTRAC) - index to full-text scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers. Coverage is similar to General Reference Center Gold. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

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Federal Digital System (FDSys)  provides free online access to official Federal Government publications.

Federal Register is located within the Federal Digital System (FDSys) website.

 

FedStats - one-stop access to publicly available statistics from over 70 U.S. government agencies.

Fifty States and Capitals - provides information for each state including: geographic, demographic, political, historical, and economic.

Financial Aid (Delta College) including forms for FAFSA.
Usually, Delta's Financial Aid Code can be found on this site.
See also "Scholarships" on this list as well as "Grants and Financial Aid."

 

Financial Aid Codes 

 

FindLaw website - provides information about laws, cases on state and federal level.

FirstSearch - allows access to some databases/indexes that will provide citations, abstracts, and full-text for articles covering a variety of subjects. The list of databases on FirstSearch changed July 1, 2011. WilsonSelectPlus no longer is available. OmniFile Full Text Select is the replacement that can be found within the EBSCO databases.

Foreign Government Resources on the Web 

Forms - interlibrary loan form, reserve form, and materials request form for purchasing an item for the Library.

 

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Gay Studies (see also LGBT)

Select LGBT Bibliography of Books/Resources (Located at Delta College)

Stonewall Book Awards: "The Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award are presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience." Please click on List of Stonewall Book Award Books within Local Libraries for a list of local libraries that carry these books.

GED - Learning Express provides FREE online test preparation for the NEW GED test that begins in 2014.

Genealogy Reference Resource: Core Titles Research Guide
ALSO, please scroll down this list to HeritageQuest Online

General Business File ASAP (INFOTRAC) - index to full-text business and company information. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

General Science Full Text (EBSCO) - index to general science magazines and journals. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access EBSCO databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

General Reference Center Gold (INFOTRAC) - index to full-text articles from a variety of sources on many different topics. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

Geology (Journal) is located on the periodical shelves and because the library maintains a paid subscription, Geology is available online (on-campus) at  http://geology.gsapubs.org/

Government Documents website - a list of links to government information.

 

GPO (Government Printing Office) (FIRSTSEARCH) - index to U.S. government publications. This database is within FirstSearch. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access FirstSearch databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

GPO Access (NOW Called FDSys Federal Digital System) website provides free electronic access to information published by the Federal Government.

 

Grants and Financial Aid Research Guide (PDF)
 

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Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module (INFOTRAC) - index to magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on a very wide range of health topics. This database is in InfoTrac. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

HeritageQuest Online - includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses and much more.

 

Historical Statistics of the United States website - provides statistics from 1790 to 1990.

 

Hoover's Online website - will provide some free company, industry, and market information.

 

Hours of Operation for Library and LLIC

 

Humanities Full Text (EBSCO) - index to articles that cover diverse subject areas of the humanities. This database is within EBSCO. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access EBSCO databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

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Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text (EBSCO) is a database within EBSCO. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access EBSCO databases from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

Information Literacy website - a list of links to information about "information literacy" such as "Doing the Research", Evaluating the Information", and "Information Literacy Objectives, Outcomes, and Assessment".

 

Information Please website - one-stop source for ready reference from a large reference collection.

InfoTrac - allows access to databases/indexes that will provide citations, abstracts, and full-text for articles covering a variety of subjects. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac from ON campus OR from OFF campus. There are TWO DIFFERENT links.

InfoTrac Newsstand (Formerly InfoTrac Custom Newspapers)   - index to full-text newspaper articles. This database is one of the many databases within INFOTRAC. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

InfoTrac OneFile - "one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics." This is one of many databases within InfoTrac. The link will take you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

Interlibrary Loan Book Form - a form to request a book from another library.

 

Interlibrary Loan Periodical Form - a form to request a magazine or journal article from another library.

Internet Movie Database - a highly comprehensive and easy to use movie reference tool.

Internet Public Library (ipl2) - ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII). Ipl2 is a librarian-managed source of credible resources.

 

Issues and Controversies - gives the pros and cons of many issues. The link to this online source is listed on the BOOKS web page as well as the Journals and Magazines web page.

 

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Journal Articles  - indexes (databases) that lead to journal articles can be found on the Journals and Magazines web page.

 

Journals from the Institute of Physics - online source includes some free full-text articles.

 

JSTOR - is a well-known index to very scholarly journal articles covering a variety of subjects. Delta Library subscribes to an abbreviated version of JSTOR. This link will takes you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access JSTOR from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

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Kelley Blue Book - provides new and used car pricing; values on used motorcycles, ATVs, etc.

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Learning Express - Test preparation guides for all kinds of subjects INCLUDING the NEW GED (starting in 2014).

LegalTrac (INFOTRAC) - index articles from law publications. LegalTrac is within InfoTrac. This link takes you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access InfoTrac from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

LGBT (see also Gay Studies)

Select LGBT Bibliography of Books/Resources (Located at Delta College)

ALA Stonewall Book Awards: "The Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award are presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience." Please click on List of Stonewall Book Award Books within Local Libraries for a list of local libraries that carry these books.

Library Departments and Staff

 

Library Handouts

 

Library Instruction Guidelines

 

Library Literature (EBSCO)  - index to articles covering the library profession. Library Literature is a database within EBSCO. This link takes you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access EBSCO from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

Library Mission Statement

 

Library of Congress Classification Numbers

 

Literary Index: is an index to Gale's publications such as Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC) and many more literary criticism sources.

LLIC Virtual Tour 

Loislaw: This link takes you to the Delta College Journals and Magazines web page. Please scroll down that page in order to click on Loislaw ON-campus link OR the OFF-campus link if you are OFF campus.

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Magazines - indexes (databases) that lead to full-text (entire article) magazine, journal, and newspaper articles can be found on the Journals and Magazines web page.

Materials Request Form - a form to request that a specific item be purchased for the Library collection.

 

Medical Periodicals Research Guide (PDF) - a list of medical magazines and journals available at Delta or online.

 

Medline (FIRSTSEARCH) - index to scholarly medical journal articles and other health information. This is a database within FirstSearch. This link takes you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access FirstSearch from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

Merck Manual website - health information written by leading medical experts.

Michigan Compiled Laws 

Michigan Courts 

 

 

Michigan eLibrary (MeL) - "is an anywhere, anytime information gateway to hundreds of full-text magazines and newspapers and more than 10,000 electronic books."

 

Michigan Fiction, Biography, and History Research Guide (PDF)
 

Michigan Government 

 

Michigan History Research Guide (PDF)
 

Michigan Law & Legal Resources
 

Michigan Newspapers through NewsBank - scroll down the Newspaper web page to click on NewsBank.

 

Michigan Statistics

 

Mid-Michigan Remembers: Stories About Us

 

Middle Eastern Media Research Institute - translates Arabic and Hebrew media to English.

 

MLA style of citing electronic sources - scroll down the Research Tips page.

 

MLA style of citing paper/print sources  - scroll down the Research Tips page.

 

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National Geographic Index - index of National Geographic articles.

NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) - indexes more than 150,000 publications on criminal justice.

National Library of Medicine (PubMed) - source of scholarly medical information, especially from journals.

New York Times Index - paper (print) index to articles from the New York Times Newspaper. Located on the Reference Shelves near the Reference Desk.

New York Times on the Web - provides an "archive" that will act as an index to citations and full-text articles.
 

Newspapers links to the Library Newspaper web page that allows you a choice for selecting full-text newspaper articles.

 

Nursing List of Books within Delta College Library(PDF)

 

Nursing Research Guide (PDF)

Nursing Periodicals Research Guide (PDF) - a list of nursing magazines and journals that are available in print or online.

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OAH: Organization of American Historians 

Occupational Outlook Handbook - describes about 250 occupations in detail.

OSHA (Occupation Safety and Health Administration) - contains full text of all OSHA regulations, selected documents, and technical information from the OSHA Computerized Information System.

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Philosophy and Ethics Research Guide (PDF)

 


Physical Therapy Assistant Resources

 

Physical Therapy Periodicals Research Guide (PDF) - a list of physical therapy magazines and journals.

 

Plagiarism - list of plagiarism awareness, detection, and prevention websites. (Under the heading of Teacher's Aids)

 

Politics and Elected Officials Assignment Research Guide (PDF) this research guide helps students find their city, county, state, and U.S. politicians.

 

Politics and Presidential Elections Research Guide (PDF) 
 

Price Indexes including "What is a dollar worth calculator."

 

Project Muse is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science articles for the scholarly community. This link takes you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access Project Muse from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

Public Papers of the President website

 

PubMed - index to over 14 million citations for biomedical articles. Citations are from MEDLINE and other resources. This is an EXCELLENT source for finding full-text scholarly medical-related journal articles

 

PubMed Comparison (PDF) - the difference between MEDLINE and PubMed?

 

Psychology Research Guide (PDF)
 

Psychology Periodicals Research Guide (PDF) - a list of psychology magazine and journals.

 

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LifeQuotesLib.com: "Our mission is to introduce people to quotations and sayings by famous people from the past and the present."

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Race and Culture Research Guide (PDF)

 

Radiography Research Guide (PDF)

 

Readers' Guide Full Text  (EBSCO)  - electronic equivalent to the paper index "Readers Guide to Periodical Literature." This is an index to magazine articles and is one of the databases within EBSCO. The link above takes you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access EBSCO from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

Readers Guide to Periodical Literature - an author and subject paper index to periodical (magazine)  articles. This paper source is located on the Reference Shelves near the Reference Desk.

Research Tips - covers "Choosing a Topic", "Doing the Research", "Evaluating the Information", and how to cite your sources by using APA, MLA, or other formats.

 

Reserve Form - a form to request that an item be placed on Reserve at the Reserve Desk.

 

RxList: The Internet Drug Index.

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Saginaw News  (Within NEWSBANK) - Online index to full-text articles since 1998. Scroll down the Newspaper web page in order to click on NewsBank.

 

Saginaw Valley State University Library website 

 

Saginaw's "Public Libraries of Saginaw" website

 

Scholarships (local) 

Scientific Journals from the Institute of Physics - includes some free full-text articles.

 

Slip Laws (Public) website

 

Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)  - index to articles in many scholarly journals covering the social sciences. This link takes you to the Journals and Magazines web page where you can choose to access EBSCO from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

 

Social Security Handbook website

 

Sociology Periodicals Research Guide (PDF) - a list of sociological magazines and journals.

 

Sonography Research Guide (PDF)
 

Statistical Abstract of the United States online source to a large variety of statistics.

 

ALA Stonewall Book Awards: "The Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award are presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience."

Suggested Library Websites - links to a variety of libraries that have helpful information.

 

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Tax Forms - FEDERAL 


Tax Forms - Michigan 

 

Tests (Online exams such as ACT, Civil Service, GED...)

 

 

Textbooks on Reserve is a list of approximately 200 textbooks of a select, core group of Delta College classes. These textbooks are located at the Reserve Desk and be checked-out for four hours. ValCat is another source that can be used to find textbooks that might be located within the library.

 

360 Main Street.com provides information for local tri-county arts, entertainment, fun, and recreation.

Thomas : Legislative Information website 

Travlang website - translation dictionaries

Tutorials - to help teach you how to use EBSCO, InfoTrac, Marchive, ValCat, and more.

 

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United States Code - contains the general and permanent laws of the United States. The United States Code can be found within the Federal Digital System (FDSys) website.

United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics 

United States Government Manual website - provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial and executive branches. This manual can be found within the Federal Digital System (FDSys) website.

 

United States Reports (Supreme Court) website

 

USA Counties website provides data about counties within the United States.

 

Useful Internet Sites for Genealogists Research Guide (PDF) 

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ValCat - the online catalog for books, government documents, videocassettes and more.

  

Virtual Tour (LLIC)

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Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents website

 

The White House website - home page of the White House for finding news, press briefings, proclamations, executive orders, speeches, and much more.

 

WilsonSelectPlus (FIRSTSEARCH) - is no longer available through FirstSearch. OmniFile Full Text Select is a renamed WilsonSelectPlus. OmniFile Full Text Select is practically the same as WilsonSelectPlus, but OmniFile Full Text Select can be found on EBSCO's website.  

 

World Almanac (FIRSTSEARCH) 

 

World FactBook - provides information about countries.

 

WorldCat (FIRSTSEARCH) - catalog of books and other materials in libraries WORLDWIDE. This database is within FirstSearch. WorldCat can be accessed from the BOOKS web page OR the Journals and Magazines web page. There are two different links where you can access WorldCat (FirstSearch) from ON campus OR from OFF campus.

Updated August 2013.

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