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Access to additional research resources from various providers.

Resources for Research

The Broome Library Databases A-Z, and the Broome Library Catalog, contain research resources that are available year-round. However, many content providers and vendors have offered expanded, short-term access to their content. Use the search box (top, right) to find providers and vendors, types of content, resource descriptions, and content coverage. All available categories of resources are available on this page. For a specific type of content, click on the tabs above. Each tabbed page has its own search box.

Access to content will use one of the following pathways:

  • Broome Library Databases A-Z: Login at https://myci.csuci.edu/ >>  Library Resources & Services >> Databases A-Z >> [database name]
  • Broome Library Catalog: Login at https://myci.csuci.edu/ >>  Library Resources & Services >> Library Catalog
  • Provider/Vendor website: Click on provider/vendor link. Each provider/vendor will require individual accounts. Use your CI Dolphin email, but NOT your CI Dolphin password at a vendor's website; make up another password. Keep a record of the passwords you use for each provider/vendor.

More resources will be added as they become available. Please check back.

If you have a reference question, you can:

Academic Search Ultimate [Articles; Books/Textbooks]

trial button Academic Search Ultimate [End date: July 1, 2020]

Content: Access to academic journals, books, magazines, periodicals, reports, and videos in virtually all disciplines.

Academic Video Online (AVON) [Audiovisual/Audio]

trial button Academic Video Online (AVON) [End date: June 30, 2020]

Content: More than 66,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas in the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Annual Reviews [Articles]

Annual Reviews [Expanded access ended April 30, 2020. Regular access still available.]

Content: Contains articles in the areas of biomedical/life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences.

Pathway: https://myci.csuci.edu/ >>  Library Resources & Services >> Databases A-Z >> Annual Reviews

Bloomsbury Collections [Books/Textbooks]

trial button Bloomsbury Collections [End date: June 30, 2020]

Content: Broad subject access, including:

  • Subject Collections of Latest Research 2013 - Present
    Anthropology • Biblical Studies • Bloomsbury Open • Classical Studies & Archaeology • Education • Film and Media Studies • History • Law • Linguistics • Literary Studies • Philosophy • Politics and International Relations • Religious Studies • Theology   
  • Archive Collections
    18th- and 19th-Century Literature • Aesthetics & Cultural Theory 1999-2012 • Ancient History 1983-2012 • Ancient Philosophy 1984-2012 • Anthropology  1993-2013 • Applied Linguistics 2000-2012 • Bloomsbury Open 2008-2012 • Christian Doctrines 1988-2013 • Christology 1982-2011 • Classical Literature 1994-2012 • Contemporary Writing, Theory and Culture 2006-2012 • Continental Philosophy 2000-2012 • Early Modern History 1971-2013 • Film Studies 2000-2013 • International Critical Commentary 1901-2014 • International Relations 1998-2013 • Media Studies  2008-2013 • Modernism 2005-2012 • Pauline Studies 1984-2012 • Philosophy of Education 2008-2012 • Political Theory and Philosophy 1998-2013 • Politics  1993-2013 • Poyser Monographs • Religious Studies 2008-2012 • Second Language Acquisition 2004-2012 • Shakespeare 2003-2012
  • Archive Collections (Hart Publishing)
    Comparative Law, Legal History and Legal Studies • Competition Law • Constitutional and Administrative Law • Contract, Tort and Restitution • Corporate and Financial Law • Criminal Law and Justice • Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources Law • European Law • Family and Social Law • Human Rights Law • Intellectual Property Law • International Law • Labour & Discrimination Law • Legal Philosophy • Litigation & Civil Procedure • Medical Law & Ethics • The Law of Property Trusts 
  • Special Collections
    Ancient Commentators on Aristotle • Birds and Mammals of Africa • Business and Management • Continuing Professional Development • Education Around the World • Essential Histories (Osprey Publishing) • Geographers Bibliographical Studies • History of Technology • International Critical Commentary 1901-2014 • The Churchill Collection: Published Works of Winston S. Churchill • The Collected Works of Edward Schillebeeckx
  • Landmark Texts Collections (Bloomsbury Academic Collections series)
    Biblical Studies • Economics • History • Japanese History • Linguistics • Literary Criticism • Philosophy • Shakespeare Studies

The British Museum Collection Online [Audiovisual/Audio]

The British Museum Collection Online

Content: Collection online allows access to almost four and a half million objects in more than two million records. High definition images can be enlarged and examined in detail.

Business Source Ultimate [Articles; Books/Textbooks]

trial button Business Source Ultimate [End date: July 1, 2020]

Content: Access to books, case studies, company profiles, country economic reports, market research reports, and SWOT analyses. Includes the disciplines of accounting, banking, business administration, economics, finance, human resources, management, and marketing

Cambridge University Press [Books/Textbooks]

trial button Cambridge University Press Textbooks  [End date: June 29, 2020]

Content: Textbooks for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of subjects. Collections include HTML textbooksCambridge HistoriesCambridge Companions, and Cambridge Elements.

Cengage [Books/Textbooks; Learning courses/Study tools]

trial button Cengage Unlimited [End date: Refresh account every 14 days until campus schedules no longer affected by COVID-19.]

Content: Includes online textbooks across disciplines, Study Tools and more.

Instructions: 

Cochrane Library [Reference]

trial button Cochrane Library [End date: To be determined.]

Content: The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, including:

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Systematic reviews, and protocols, in health care.
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) - Bibliographic details only; no article full text.
  • Cochrane Clinical Answers - Clinically-focused material designed to be actionable and inform point-of-care decision-making.

Documents of Latin American and Latino Art [Articles]

Documents of Latin American and Latino Art 

Content: Over 8,000 Documents of 20th- and 21st⁠-⁠century art in Latin America, the Caribbean, and among US Latino communities. Digitized and curated by the International Center for the Arts o the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Registration is required for downloading.

EBSCOhost Ebooks [Books/Textbooks]

trial button EBSCOhost Ebooks [End date: July 1, 2020]

Content: Access to EBSCO books covering topics in the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Includes Harvard Book Review ebooks.

Instructions:
Two options for reading:

  1. Read in real time online using the EPUB Full Text link in the left panel.
  2. Download the book for 1-7 days using the Full Download option. Note: If you choose the Full Download option, you will have to create an EBSCOhost account*, and download Adobe Digital Editions software. If you are using a CI-owned laptop, check to see if this software is already installed. Otherwise, you may not have installation privileges.
    *If you create an EBSCOhost account, consider using your CI Dolphin email address, and making up a password. Do not use your CI Dolphin password. All EBSCOhost accounts collect the following information:
  • Account Information, such as login credentials, email, and name.
  • Saved items, such as checkouts and saved searches.
  • Activity data, such as searches, retrievals, and link outs.
  • Other data, such as affiliations, and continuing education.

GeoScienceWorld [Books/Textbooks]

trial button GeoScienceWorld [End date: June 30, 2020]

Content: GeoScienceWorld is offering free access to most of its ebook collections. Ebooks are published by major geoscience societies and organizations.

Note: GeoScienceWorld also indexes GeoRef (in Databases A-Z). The benefit of this is that the following may be retrieved in full text for a limited time: 

Geomorphic and sedimentologic evidence for pluvial Lake Carrizo, San Luis Obispo County, California
Dallas D. Rhodes; Robert M. Negrini; J Ramon Arrowsmith; Peter E. Wigand; Steven L. Forman; Manuel R. Palacios-Fest; Owen K. Davis. 2019. From Saline to Freshwater: The Diversity of Western Lakes in Space and Time, Scott W. Starratt, Michael R. Rosen.
DOI: 10.1130/2019.2536(16)
After June 30, 2020, this will only be available through ILLiad.

Global Plants (JSTOR) [Type specimens]

trial buttonGlobal Plants [End date: December 31, 2020]

Content: Over two million high-resolution plant type specimens in the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration. Type specimens provide a valuable biological and ecological record; they are crucial to the study and conservation of species.

Harvard Business Review eBook Collection [Books/Textbooks]

trial button Harvard Business Review eBook Collection [End date: June 1, 2020]

Content: Access to ebooks published by Harvard Book Review.

Instructions:
Two options for reading:

  1. Read in real time online using the EPUB Full Text link in the left panel.
  2. Download the book for 1-7 days using the Full Download option. Note: If you choose the Full Download option, you will have to create an EBSCOhost account*, and download Adobe Digital Editions software. If you are using a CI-owned laptop, check to see if this software is already installed. Otherwise, you may not have installation privileges.
    *If you create an EBSCOhost account, consider using your CI Dolphin email address, and making up a password. Do not use your CI Dolphin password. All EBSCOhost accounts collect the following information:
  • Account Information, such as login credentials, email, and name.
  • Saved items, such as checkouts and saved searches.
  • Activity data, such as searches, retrievals, and link outs.
  • Other data, such as affiliations, and continuing education.

HeinOnline Academic [Articles; Books/Textbooks; Reference]

trial button HeinOnline Academic [End date: December 15, 2020]

Content: Includes an extensive collection of law and law-related journals, U.S. congressional, and specialized modules: Religion and the Law, and Women and the Law. Covers political development and the complete history of the creation of government and legal systems around the world.

IGI Global InfoSci-Books & InfoSci-Journals [Articles; Books/Textbooks]

trial button IGI Global InfoSci-Books & InfoSci-Journals [End date: June 16, 2020]

Content: Business & Management; Computer Science & Information Technology; Education; Environmental, Agricultural, & Physical Sciences; Government & Law; Library & Information Science; Media & Communications; Medical, Healthcare, & Life Sciences; Science & Engineering; Security & Forensics; Social Sciences & Humanities.

Note: Firefox browser works better than Chrome.

Internet Archive National Emergency Library [Books/Textbooks]

trial button Internet Archive National Emergency Library [End date: June 30, 2020]

Content: A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) [Audiovisual/Audio]

trial button JoVE Science Education [End Date: July 1, 2020]

Content: Peer-reviewed scientific video protocols for: biology, chemistry, clinical skills, engineering, environmental sciences, physics, and psychology.
Note: Most JoVE content from issues 1-140 (2006-2018) are available through PubMed Central. As of 2019, JoVE no longer participates in PubMed Central.

JSTOR [Articles; Books/Textbooks]

extra content button JSTOR [End date: December 31, 2020]

Content:

The volume of content can be overwhelming. Consider browsing by subject: https://www-jstor-org.summit.csuci.edu/subjects.

Pathway: Login at https://myci.csuci.edu/ >>  Library Resources & Services >> Databases A-Z >> JSTOR

Ken Burns in the Classroom [Audiovisual/Audio]

Ken Burns in the Classroom [End date: June 30, 2020]

Content: The following films will be available in their entirety, along with educational materials and guides to assist teachers:

  • Jazz (2001)
  • The Roosevelts (2014)
  • College Behind Bars (2019)
  • The Civil War (1990)
  • The Dust Bowl (2012)
  • The War (2007)
  • The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
There are also selected segments from other documentaries. Additional free educational video content is available at: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

PolicyMap [Data/Cartography]

trial button PolicyMap [End date: June 30, 2020]

Content: An online (no software installation needed) U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications for college students and faculty.  Undergraduate and graduate schools use us in their curriculum and research related to all areas of demographic inquiry, including the social sciences, urban studies, community an deconomic development, public health and geography, among other disciplines.

Users can leverage thousands of U.S. data indicators in PolicyMap to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block group in many cases, up to a national level, as well as create custom regions, for their research and studies.

Project MUSE [Articles; Books/Textbooks]

extra content button Project MUSE [End date: July 1, 2020]

Content: Books and journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Pathway: Login at https://myci.csuci.edu/ >>  Library Resources & Services >> Databases A-Z >> Project MUSE

ProQuest Central [Articles]

extra content button ProQuest Central [End date: July 1, 2020]

Content: Many of the databases are already available through Databases A-Z. Expanded content covers the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. 

Pathway: Login at https://myci.csuci.edu/ >> Library Resources & Services >> Databases A-Z >> any ProQuest database >> Change databases (above search box)

ProQuest One Literature [Articles; Audiovisual/Audio; Books/Textbooks; Reference]

trial button ProQuest One Literature [End date: July 1, 2020]

Content: A robust package of primary texts, criticism, author pages, including audio and video, reference works, and dissertations. This database is also available in Databases A-Z.

Pathway: Login at https://myci.csuci.edu/ >> Library Resources & Services >> Databases A-Z >> any ProQuest database >> Change databases (above search box)

Rittenhouse Book Distributors [Books/Textbooks]

trial button Rittenhouse Book Distributors [End date: May 31, 2020]

Content: Books in the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health from leading health sciences publishers.

The Royal Society [Articles]

trial button The Royal Society [End date: June 1, 2020]

Content: Journals in the sciences. 

SAGE Data Planet [Data]

trial button SAGE Data Planet [End date: July 1, 2020]

Content: Contains more than 157 billion data points from more than 80 source organizations. The over 12.6 billion datasets in Data Planet provide immediate access to data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form. Subjects covered: Agriculture and Food; Banking, Finance, and Insurance; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement; Education; Energy Resources and Industries; Government and Politics; Health and Vital Statistics; Housing and Construction; Industry, Business, and Commerce; International Relations and Trade; Labor and Employment; Military and Defense; Natural Resources and Environment; Population and Income; Prices, Consumption, and Cost of Living; Transportation and Traffic.

ScienceDirect [Articles; Books/Textbooks; Reference]

extra content button ScienceDirect (Elsevier) [End date: July 1, 2020]

Content: In addition to the journal articles, access is made available to books and reference materials.

Pathway: Login at https://myci.csuci.edu/ >>  Library Resources & Services >> Databases A-Z >> ScienceDirect

Springer Link [Articles; Books/Textbooks; Reference]

extra content button Springer Link [End date: July 31, 2020]

Content: Access to scientific documents through the following formats: articles, books, proceedings, protocols, and reference works.

VitalSource [Books/Textbooks]

trial button VitalSource [End Date: June 1, 2020]

Content: Access to 7 (seven) free electronic books. Sign up for an account. Wait for authentication email.

Instructions:

  1. Go to https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/user/signin and create a VitalSource account. You must use your CSU CI Dolphin email address to get access to this resource. Use your CI Dolphin email address. Do _NOT_ use your CI Dolphin email. Make up a new password.
  2. Check your CSU CI Dolphin email account for a verification email. Check Junk mail, in case the verification falls there!
  3. Click the link in your email to finish signing up.
  4. Once you're signed in, search for your book.
  5. When you see your book, click "Borrow;" the book will be added to your "Bookshelf" (top, left of page).
  6. Click "Continue Reading" and the book will open up in your online browser. There are options to print, download portions of the book, bookmark, and highlight the pages.

Note: You may read online, but this still counts as one of the seven allotted titles. You may download free reading software (Bookshelf), which allows you to make notes, highlight, etc.

World Scientific Journals [Articles]

trial button World Scientific Journals [End date: July 1, 2020]

Content:Journals cover Asian studies, business, economics, engineering, the life sciences, mathematics, the physical sciences, and the social sciences.