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.
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Bloomsbury Collections [End date: June 30, 2020]
Content: Broad subject access, including:
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 [End date: July 1, 2020]
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.
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:
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 [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.
Two options for reading:
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:
Global 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 [End date: June 1, 2020]
Content: Access to ebooks published by Harvard Book Review.
Two options for reading:
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 [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.
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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 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 [End date: December 31, 2020]
The volume of content can be overwhelming. Consider browsing by subject: https://www-jstor-org.summit.csuci.edu/subjects.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
VitalSource [End Date: June 1, 2020]
Content: Access to 7 (seven) free electronic books. Sign up for an account. Wait for authentication email.
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 [End date: July 1, 2020]
Content:Journals cover Asian studies, business, economics, engineering, the life sciences, mathematics, the physical sciences, and the social sciences.