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Caribbean Search
  • Description: This is a multidisciplinary database that provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles pertaining to the countries and people of the Caribbean region. Resources include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, reports and reference books.
Central & Eastern European Academic Source
  • Description: Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS) is a multidisciplinary, multilingual database providing full-text coverage pertaining to all facets of central and eastern European countries. The collection contains hundreds of full-text publications covering many academic areas including business and economics, medical sciences, political science, law, library and information sciences, literature, linguistics, history, and sociology relating to this geographic region.
  • Description: Tax, accounting and finance professionals rely on Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, the revolutionary, easily-searchable online system, to get straight to their answers. Checkpoint blends cutting-edge technology, editorial insight, time-saving productivity tools, online learning and news updates with intelligent linking to related content and software. Thousands of tax and accounting professionals rely on Checkpoint every day to understand complex information, make informed decisions and use knowledge more efficiently.
Children's and Young Adult Literature Database
  • Description: The Children's and Young Adult Literature Database is designed to help you locate children's and young adult trade books and professional resources about children's and young adult literature. This database contains only those resources held in the Centennial Library's Curriculum Materials Center.
Chilton Library
  • Description: The Chilton Library is a database of automotive help. It includes step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance and specification tables, troubleshooting guides, and diagnostic trouble codes.
Christian Education Resources Database
  • Description: Resources include activity and idea books, teaching aids, Christian children's books, Bibles, etc.
Christian Periodical Index
  • Description: Beginning in 1956 with coverage of 20 titles, CPI currently indexes over 100 selected publications from the broad spectrum of knowledge including science, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, history, sociology, nursing, and education. Coverage is representative of the major doctrinal positions within evangelical Christianity.
  • Coverage: 1956-
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • Description: CINAHL Plus with Full Text provides indexing for more than 3000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with indexing back to 1937. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL Plus with Full Text covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters, as well as Evidence-Based Care Sheet.
  • Coverage: 1937-
Claritas 360
  • Description: Claritas Segmentation & Market Solutions is an intuitive web application that allows you to quickly and seamlessly measure consumer demand and evaluate your locations and markets. This easy - to - use application will allow you to better understand consumers who are more likely to buy your product or service, and the markets where they live, so you can create more efficient marketing strategies and customized messages to more effectively reach them.
Clase and Periodica
  • Description: Clase and Periodica is an index of articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues. CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIÓDICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Together, they offer access to citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.
Classical Music Library
  • Description: The Classical Music Library is the world's first recorded classical music collection provided on-line for listening on computers. More than 50,000 tracks now available, a large and growing collection of classical music recordings for listening, browsing and searching are provided, benchmarked against the Music Library Association listing of essential sound recordings. has licensed recordings from some of the most respected classical music labels in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe, and legally compensates artists and labels. Thousands of program notes, composer biographies, and images are cross-referenced to the recordings, and the latest classical music news and information are provided by the Classical editorial team. Advanced searching functionalities are available to aid research in a range of ways suited to user levels of knowledge. Methods are provided to organize, create, and save music selections.
Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
  • Description: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials is a bibliography of controlled trials identified by contributors to the Cochrane Collaboration and others, as part of an international effort to hand search the world's journals and create an unbiased source of data for systematic reviews. Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trialsincludes reports published in conference proceedings and in many other sources not currently listed in MEDLINE or other bibliographic databases.
Cochrane Collection Plus
  • Description: All six Cochrane Collection Plus databases are available for searching: NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED), Health Technology Assessments (HTA), the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Methodology Register.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
  • Description: The reviews are highly structured and systematic, with evidence included or excluded on the basis of explicit quality criteria, to minimize bias. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies, each too small to produce reliable results individually. This database is updated quarterly.
Cochrane Methodology Register
  • Description: The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a bibliography of publications which report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books and conference proceedings; these articles are taken from the MEDLINE database and from hand searches. The database contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies which could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews.
  • Description: The ComAbstracts database contains abstracts of articles and books published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field as well as bibliographic records and audio materials. No other electronic resource on the world wide web provides more comprehensive coverage of the communication discipline's first line scholarship. (From Communication Institute for Online Scholarship.)
Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Description: Communication & Mass Media Complete incorporates CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals to create a research and reference resource in the communication and mass media fields. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for over 390 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of over 200 more, for a combined coverage of nearly 600 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for nearly 300 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable citations from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915). CMMC contains a sophisticated controlled vocabulary and comprehensive reference browsing (i.e. searchable citations for all peer-reviewed journals covered as “core”).
  • Description: Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines. It includes millions of bibliographic citations and abstracts from thousands of engineering journals and conference proceedings. When combined with the Engineering Index Backfile (1884-1969), Compendex covers well over 120 years of core engineering literature. Subject keywords: Mechanical engineering. Civil engineering. Environmental engineering. Computer and Electrical engineering. Structural engineering. Process engineering. Materials science. Solid state physics and superconductivity. Bioengineering. Energy. Chemical engineering. Optics. Air and water pollution. Solid waste management. Hazardous waste. Road transportation. Transportation safety.
  • Coverage: 1980-
Compendex Historical 1884-1969
  • Description: Compendex Historical 1884-1969 provides an index and abstracts to engineering literature published 1884-1969.
  • Coverage: 1884-1969
Computer Source
  • Description: Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology with abstracts and indexing for nearly 450 periodicals and full text for nearly 300. Topics include computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. This database features nearly 300 full text periodicals, some reaching as far back as 1985, covering valuable market information in computers, telecommunications, electronics, and the Internet.
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (CASC)
  • Description: Computers & Applied Sciences Complete covers the spectrum of the applied sciences, representing knowledge on traditional engineering challenges and providing material for research concerning the business and social implications of new technology. CASC provides indexing and abstracting for more than 1300 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources. Full Text is available for more than 500 periodicals. Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory, new technologies, and social & professional context. Research is aided by the inclusion of searchable cited references for key journals.
Consumer Health Complete
  • Description: This comprehensive consumer-oriented resource contains information covering all areas of health and wellness. It includes health reference books and encyclopedias, evidence- based health reports, pamphlets and leaflets, medical images and diagrams, and animations on such topics as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.
Creation Evolution Literature Database
  • Description: Established in 2001 in response to the need for a freely-available computerized database of literature pertaining to the creation/evolution controversy, the goal is to archive every periodical ever published about the creation/evolution or religion/science debate.
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
  • Description: Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text™ includes bibliographic records and full text covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology.
  • Description: Since its beginnings in 1974, the aim of CultureGrams has been to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and peoples by creating and publishing concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural content. Today the CultureGrams series is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in the education, government, and non-profit arenas. In 2004, the CultureGrams product line was acquired by ProQuest LLC, a global leader in collecting, organizing, and distributing value-added information to researchers, faculty, and students in over 160 countries. Today, educators, librarians, and administrators in tens of thousands of institutions worldwide rely on ProQuest to Provide comprehensive, easy-to-use educational resources to power learning and increase student achievement Enhance curriculum with age-appropriate, high-quality digital content from primary and secondary sources spanning thousands of titles and multiple media types Provide landmark articles and electronic resources that illuminate all aspects of the most vital issues of our time Inspire students to reach their fullest potential in the core curricula of Language Arts, Social Sciences, the Sciences, and Mathematics; and secondary curricula including the Arts, Multicultural Studies, and Technology and Vocational Education ProQuest products are designed to support the widespread, integrated, sustained, and effective (WISE) use of technology to help K-12 schools and public libraries develop educators' skills and improve student achievement at every grade level.