Saddleback College Library

Library General Databases

Academic OneFile

* Scholarly collection of peer-reviewed journals, magazines,
  and newspapers
* Full-text available
* Covers almost every subject
* Especially good for hard sciences, medicine, engineering,
  and business
YouTube Video
PDF - Navigation Guide from Infotrac

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

* Scholarly collection of peer-reviewed journals, magazines,
  and newspapers
* Full-text available
* Covers just about every subject
Video-Flash (4:12) - Intro to EBSCO


* 100% full-text
* Includes only scholarly, peer-reviewed journals
* Covers almost every subject
* Does not provide current articles from the past 3-5 years * Video (5:19) - Intro from JSTOR

Proquest Magazines and Journals

* One-stop access to a wide range of academic subjects
* Meets the basic needs and high-end requirements of
  students and researchers
* Scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines,
  and newspapers
* Includes more than 5,060 titles (over 3,600 in full text)
  from 1971 to the present
Search with Proquest - YouTube Video (4:41)
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CQ Researcher

* Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of social and
  political sciences, health, education, the environment,
  technology and the economy
* Comprehensive reports on current news-worthy topics
* Topic entries include pro-con debates; background and
  chronology; assessment of   the current situation;
  tables and maps; and a bibliography
* From 1991 forward, with PDF files for reports from
  January 1996 to the present
YouTube Video (5:19) - from CQ Reseacher

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

* Online resource covering today's social issues
* More than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays
* Includes primary source documents, biographies of social
  activists and reformers, weekly presidential addresses
  and NPR programs as podcasts
* Contains periodical articles, reference content, court-case
  overviews and statistical tables, charts and graphs

SIRS Knowledge Source

* Topical pro/com coverage of current and enduring issues
* Current and historic government documents; U.S. Supreme
  Court decisions; information about U.S. Justices,
  U.S. Presidents, elected leaders, federal departments
  and agencies.
* National Archives Documents and Country Profiles
   are included
SIRS Knowledge Source Introduction
  YouTube Video(5:56)

Contact Information

Phone: (949) 582-4314
Fax: (949) 364-0284
(949) 582-4526
Computer Help Desk:
(949) 582-4363
Reference: (949) 582-4525
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Library Hours

Fall 2015
August 17 - December 16
8 am-8 pm
Friday: 8 am - 2 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
Sunday: Closed
Fall Holidays:
September 7 & 8
November 11
November 26-29

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