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Accessing Databases

Accessing Databases

Many of the Library's databases contain electronic copies of articles from newspapers, magazine and journals. You may access and conduct research in these databases from off campus.To do so, you will need to select the database and log in with your name and student ID number.

Journals vs Magazines - What's the difference?

For a brief overview of the major characteristics that are used to distinguish these two types of publications, see this online guide from the Chapman University Libraries.

For more on the peer-review process, see this page from the Lloyd Sealy Library.

You can also refer to the EVC Library handout  available at the library reference desk. (Also available as a downloadable PDF.)

How to Access a Database

To access any of EVC Library's Databases, you will need go to the library's homepage and select the Databases link from the left side of the menu. Once selected, you will notice that the databases are organized by subject. Click on the database name that you would like to access from the list. If off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your name and student ID.

Recommended Databases

Evergreen Valley College Library subscribes to several databases that will help you find articles on topics in anatomy, diseases and conditions. Try the databases below for access to hundreds of relevant journal articles or articles from reference publications:

Science in Context Features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, and science history and biography

Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier contains the full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed publications. It also contains indexing and abstracts for over 8,000 magazines, news sources and refereed journals in nearly every area of academic study including: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more.

GreenFile This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

CQ Researcher   Current and controversial issues. Great starting point for gathering background information.

Issues and Controversies Current and controversial issues. Provides overview of a topic and links to articles.

Science Online Peer-reviewed general-science journal.