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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 Premier  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.

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.

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 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 Current titles available are Academic and Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Handbook of Cultural, Social Science, Management, and Legal Perspectives (2003), Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries (5th ed., 2007), Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America (2004), Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (2006), and U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library (2004).

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.

JSTOR Database of scholarly full-text journal articles featuring the Life Sciences and Arts & Sciences I collection.

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

Powerspeak Languages Tool for learning Spanish, English, French, Mandarin and German.  Access from home or campus.

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

Science Direct Use to find full-text journal articles in biology, health and other sciences. NOTE: As of Oct. 2015, Science Direct no longer supports the Internet Explorer 8 browser.  Please be sure to keep all of your browsers updated to the latest versions.

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

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 Use to look up 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.

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


Last updated: 7/12/2017