Articles & Databases

Academic Search Premier [EBSCO]
This database covers many subjects and provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 academic (peer-reviewed) titles.

Access Science
An online encyclopedia of science and technology.

America: History and Life with Full Text [EBSCO]
This database contains literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

ARTstor Digital Library
A digital library of art images and descriptive information for students and instructors. Register for a personal account to access additional features or to login directly from the ARTstor home page.

The ultimate search tool for jobs, businesses, mailing lists, background and criminal checks.

Auto Repair Reference Center [EBSCO]
Contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. Created by ASE certified technicians and updated frequently.

Biography In Context [Gale]
Biographical reference, magazine, and journal articles.

Biology Journals [ProQuest]
Abstracts and full-text articles from journals in the biological sciences.

Book Index with Reviews [EBSCO]
Provides information and descriptions about more than 5 million books.

Books in Review (BIR) Entertainment [EBSCO]
Reviews and information about music and DVDs. Find music and videos by name of artist or performer, or by type or genre.

Britannica Online Academic Edition
An online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Business Insights: Global [Gale]
Company profiles, histories, investment reports, financials, rankings, suits and claims, industry overviews, and associations. Includes links to full-text newspaper and magazine articles.

Business Source Elite [EBSCO]
Provides full text for over 1,000 business publications dating back to 1985. Also includes thousands of company profiles. Updated daily.

Consumer Health Complete [EBSCO]
Thousands of current, full text articles and reports from health and wellness publications in mainstream and alternative medicine, plus videos and animations.

Country Background Notes
Facts about foreign countries, published by the U.S. Department of State.

Up-to-date news and information on the countries of the world.

CQ Researcher
In-depth reports on current social issues and problems from Congressional Quarterly.

Dance in Video, Volume 1 [Alexander Street Press]
Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

Ebook Central (formerly ebrary Academic Complete) [ProQuest]
More than 140,000 scholarly books that are easy to access online and in full text. Browse by subjects – literature, social sciences, life sciences, engineering and technology – or use the search box.

eBook Collection [EBSCO]
Check out over 3,200 ebooks and audiobooks in a variety of subjects including many scholarly and academic titles that you will not find through the library catalog.

The largest source of education information, with almost 1.5 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice.

Ethnic NewsWatch [ProQuest]
Articles from the ethnic, minority and native press.

An online database of information on careers, colleges, and financial aid. Includes personality self-assessment tools. Students must create a user account; see librarian or career counselor for first-time registration.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 [EBSCO]
A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

FedStats provides access to the official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. More than 100 federal agencies provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

Films on Demand
Topics include Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Science and Mathematics and Health and Medicine.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia [EBSCO]
Easy to read articles for beginning readers on a wide range of topics.

Gale Directory Library
International, national and local association directories containing financial information for companies and non-profits, circulation figures for publications, and much more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
List of subjects included in this database:
ArtsMulticultural Studies
BusinessNation and World
LiteratureSocial Science

General OneFile [Gale]
A one-stop source for popular, scholarly, and trade publications in all formats: newspaper, magazine, journal, and newsletter, etc.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar searches specifically for scholarly literature - peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, etc. Some of the search results are available in full-text but many display only links to pay-for-document delivery services. In many cases you may have access to the complete documents through the CSM library. When using Google Scholar on your own computer, make sure that "Library Links" in Scholar Preferences are set to "College of San Mateo - Full-Text @ CSM".

Government Documents
Links to federal and state government documents, including books and serials. CSM is a partial government depository library.

Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment such as global warming, green building, sustainable agriculture, and more. Includes academic, government and general-interest articles.

Health Source - Consumer Edition [EBSCO]
Current, full text articles from health magazines, newsletters, and health reference books.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition [EBSCO]
Full text articles from hundreds of academic journals in nursing and allied health. Includes drug information sheets.

Highwire Press
A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts a large repository of peer-reviewed content, much of it available for free. Free content is clearly marked in search results. Also, a listing of their free titles can be found here.

JSTOR provides a full text archive of articles from scholarly journals in many disciplines (Art, Business, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences and more).

LexisNexis Academic
News, business, and legal coverage, including full-text newspaper articles; wires, transcripts and company financial data; court cases and decisions; etc.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts [EBSCO]
An index of articles on librarianship, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Literature Resource Center [Gale]
Includes biographical information on authors and critical reviews of works. Encyclopedia and journal articles.

MAS Ultra - School Edition [EBSCO]
Articles and images from nearly 500 popular magazines at the high school level. Plus: reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection with photos, maps and flags. Recommended for ESL students.

MasterFILE Premier [EBSCO]
A database containing full text articles of general interest to the public. Includes reference books, primary source documents, and an image collection with photos, maps, and flags.

Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, the health care system, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.

Medline Plus
Information from the National Institutes of Health and other sources on over 600 diseases and conditions.

Military & Government Collection [EBSCO]
Current news related to all branches of the military and government; contains articles from over 400 publications.

Natural Medicines
Provides information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. (Formerly Natural Standard)

Newspaper Source Plus [EBSCO]
Provides full text articles from 800+ newspapers, as well as thousands of television and radio news transcripts.

New York Times []
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Generate and save a bibliography in MLA or APA format. Create an account on campus or ask a librarian for first-time CSM login.

Nursing & Allied Health Source [ProQuest]
Scholarly journal articles from medical disciplines, with an emphasis on nursing and allied health.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context [Gale]
Covers topical social issues, with viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, and links to Web sites and articles.

Oxford English Dictionary
The most authoritative source on the English language, with a focus on etymology and historical usage.

PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress [ProQuest]
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health impacts of traumatic events.

Primary Search [EBSCO]
Contains the full text of 70 popular magazines at the elementary level. All articles include reading level indicators to determine difficulty. Recommended for ESL students.

Professional Development Collection [EBSCO]
Provides high quality education and teaching-related journals and reports. Offers 350+ peer-reviewed titles.

ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest Research Library's 3500 full text periodicals - scholarly, trade and popular – cover subjects from business and political science to literature and psychology.

PsycARTICLES [ProQuest]
Access to the full text of nearly 80 APA journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection [EBSCO]
Full text, psychology database with nearly 400 journals. Covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and much more.

PubMed comprises more than 26 million 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.

RAND California
Statistical information on California. Includes population & demographics; health & health care; business & economics; crimes, prisons, & courts; labor force, employment & earnings; energy; environment, resources & weather; K-12 & higher education; income, expenditure, wealth, & poverty; social insurance & human services; transportation & travel; and federal, state, & local government information.

Regional Business News [EBSCO]
Covers 80+ regional business publications from metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Religion and Philosophy Collection [EBSCO]
Covers world religions, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and philosophy history.

Safari Books Online
Safari is the premier electronic reference library for programmers and IT and business professionals. A broad range of nearly 8,000 technical books are available online.

Salem Online
Access to online titles from Salem Press. Search all titles at once using the "Salem Online" link above. Search individual titles using the links below. Includes:

Science in Context [Gale]
Science in Context provides detailed coverage of popular subjects from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history. Sources include Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library.

Silicon Valley Business Journal
The online version of the Silicon Valley Business Journal covers the latest breaking business news, updated throughout the day, and also provides coverage of each week's top stories from the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal.

SIRS Researcher [ProQuest]
Full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues.

Statistical Abstract of the United States [ProQuest]
Summary of US social, political and economic statistics taken from Federal agencies and private organizations.

Statistical Insight [ProQuest]
Summary of US social, political and economic statistics taken from Federal agencies and private organizations.

Teacher Reference Center [EBSCO]
Indexing and abstracts for articles in teaching and administrator journals.

Total Boox Trial
Instantly access a wide range of fiction and nonfiction titles from top publishers. No holds. No waiting lines. No expirations.
Ebooks are downloaded and read on mobile devices (available from Apple, Android, & Kindle).

TRIP: Turning Research Into Practice New!
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their medical practice and/or care.

U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder
Population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census.

U.S. History in Context [Gale]
Provides access to historical (primary) documents, reference articles, and full-text journals on U.S. history.

WorldCat Local
The world's largest library catalog, WorldCat, is combined with database holdings at CSM for one powerful search. Search the contents of local, regional, national and international libraries.
This tool will update to WorldCat Discovery beginning January 2016. Watch for updates to links.

World Factbook
Facts about the countries of the world, published by the CIA.

World History in Context [Gale]
Covers 20th century history, including reference sources, full-text articles, maps, images, and primary source documents.