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Articles & Databases

Use these databases to find information on a variety of topics.  To access from home, use your MYSVC login and password, usually in the following format: 

login: Your SVC email (first initial, full last name, last 4 digits of student id
Example: ; for employees,

password: For a student, MYSVC password, or MV or WIC network password for employees

Academic Search Complete - Provides access to information from a wide range of academic areas, including business, social sciences, humanities, general academic, general science, education and multicultural studies.

ARTstor  Digital library of approximately 550,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.

Associates Program Source Collection of articles, reference books, images and more related to vocational and technical fields

Biography Reference Center Information on hundreds of people from business, politics, art, science and more.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic Articles and references related to the biomedical fields.

Business Source Premier  The industry's most widely used business research database, Business Source Premier features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

CINAHL with Full Text  Covers over 1200 professional journals in nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, and health sciences librarianship, with coverage as far back as 1982.

Consumer Health Complete Easy-to-understand articles and pamphlets related to a wide variety of health topics, aimed at the general public.

Credo Reference A collection of more than 800 reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries and more.  Topics include arts. history, politics and popular culture.

CultureGrams Up-to-date information on the cultures of the world beyond mere facts and figures to offer an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Ebooks - Collection of online, full-text electronic books

Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, journals, dictionaries,  videos, web sites and more. Also available in a Spanish version.

Environment Complete  Find academic articles from select journals and other publications focusing on the environment.

ERIC  Provides access to information related to education.

Films on Demand Get documentaries and instructional videos on hundreds of topics.

Facts on File Issues & Controversies Pros and cons of hundreds of issues. Picks up where CQ Researcher left off.

Gale Virtual Reference Library  Reference resources for social sciences, sciences, business, and more. 

GreenFILE  A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles including content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done on each level to minimize negative impact. Topics covered include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

History Reference Center Find information on a variety of topics in US and World history, from ancient times to the contemporary.

Hospitality & Tourism Index Find articles and reports on tourism and related industries.

JSTOR Database of scholarly full-text journal articles. Note: Limited to Life Sciences and Arts & Sciences I collection.

Legal Information Reference Center Find articles, reference books and other materials related to all aspects of the law. Includes sample legal forms to download.

Newsbank Local & Global Newspapers - Full-text access to Skagit Valley Herald, Anacortes American, Seattle Times and more.

Nursing Reference Center Access to information on diseases, conditions, drugs, nursing skills, patient resources and continuing education for nurses.

Points of View Reference Center  Provides access to hundreds of reports on controversial issues from a wide variety of subject areas. Excellent for any assignment where you have to research all sides of a current issue.

ProQuest  Provides coverage of all subject areas includingThe New York Times and Washington State Newsstand

Regional Business News & Regional Business News Plus Both databases provide access to regional business and industry information across the United States.

Science Direct Full-text journal articles in biology, health and other sciences.

Science Reference Center Access reference books and articles in the applied, physical, earth, life and space sciences. Includes biographical information on scientists, as well as lesson plans for instructors.

Small Business Reference Center Find reference books, videos and more related to all aspects of small business. Features start-up kits and business plans, as well as industry information.

Social Work Reference Center Reference and other sources on topics such as aging, behavioral and mental health, end of life care, clinical social work, diversity and equity, children, youth and families. Features, assessment tools, practice guidelines, legislation and information on drugs and diseases.

Statistical Abstract of the United States  A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

WOIS Career Information System Information on careers and education.

Free Databases (no need to log in from home): Links to pro and con on controversial issues.

 PubMed Free database from National Library of Medicine. Mostly citations only, but some full-text articles included.

Skagit County Trends A collection of statistics on these indicators: people, recreation & tourism, economic vitality, education, evironment, health, housing, public safety, transit and agriculture.

Wolfram Alpha Statistics Free search engine for statistical information on a variety of subjects.


Last updated: 8/15/2018